This tool gives you an interactive look at controlled substance prescribing and drug overdose trends at the state and county level.
How to Use
To get started, navigate to the report you are interested in by using the links in the Table of Contents below. You can also navigate by clicking on the labeled tabs at the top. Each report can be interacted with using drop-down boxes or by moving your mouse over the data visualizations. The data visualizations will automatically reflect the options you select. Reports with maps allow you to zoom in and out, as well as scroll through the different time periods to see change over time.
The overdose data presented represents data collected through syndromic surveillance. Not all overdose victims go to an emergency room and not all emergency departments in the Commonwealth report overdoses through syndromic surveillance. Please see
Overdose Data Technical Notes for more information on how this data was compiled.
Prescribing data represents data submitted to the Pennsylvania PDMP by pharmacies and dispensing practitioners. Please see
PDMP Data Technical Notes for more information on how this data was compiled.
For questions about the interactive data report, please consult the technical notes or email
The PDMP Office is continuously working to improve the quality and timeliness of the data. The interactive data report represents a snapshot of PDMP and overdose data as of the date they were analyzed and is subject to change.
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