White House aims to cut opioid prescriptions 33% by 2022: 4 things to know

The Trump administration seeks cut opioid prescription fills by 33 percent in three years through better education and adherence to pain-management prescribing practices, according to a May 3 report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Four things to know:

1. The report outlines nine goals the White House hopes to accomplish by 2022 as part of a larger effort to address America's opioid crisis.

2. A major goal focuses on reducing national overdose deaths by 15 percent within five years.

3. Another goal aims to achieve a 15 percent decrease in illicit drug use among youth by 2022.

4. The Trump administration also outlined plans for 20 percent of specialty treatment facilities to provide medication-assisted treatment by 2022.

To view the full list of goals, click here.

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