Psychology

Counties with prolonged opioid use also strongly support Trump, data shows

Chronic use of painkilling opioids — OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Demerol are the most popular brands — broken up by by U.S. county correlates with with strong voter support for Trump, a team of doctors and public health researchers explain in a study published in JAMA Network Open, a publication from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

This study specifically examines the association, at the county level, between the rate of Medicare Part D enrollees who received prescriptions for chronic opioid use and the percentage of votes that went to Trump. Here, chronic opioid use is defined as individuals who received a 90-day or more supply of opioids prescribed in 2015. Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare prescription drug benefit, is a program designed to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for self-administered prescription drugs.

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Counties with Prolonged Opioid Use Also Strongly Support Trump, Data Shows
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