Survey of Non-Medical Use of Rx Drugs
The Survey of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs (NMURx) Program studies non-medical use of a range of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications among the general population of adults and characterized associated behaviors and outcomes.
The Survey of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Program is an online survey administered in each country twice a year through a survey administration company. The survey collects data about lifetime and recent non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. For each report of non-medical use of a brand-name or generic product, additional information is sought regarding the frequency of non-medical use during the past year, 90 days, month, or week, reasons for non-medical use, routes of administration for non-medical use, sources of drug acquisition, and the street price paid if the product was obtained through illicit channels.
Are these data available publicly?
Yes, the most recent data for drug use estimates in the United States are available through an online dashboard from the Survey of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs (NMURx) Program. Visit this link to see national and state prevalence estimates for drug use overall and among select subpopulations. All materials are downloadable for your use.
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