Data over 5 years shows progress of RxSafe Marin and community partners

Opioid prescribing in Marin has decreased 48 percent since 2014, when safe prescribing was made a local public health priority. In 2013, 39 Marin County residents died from overdoses, mostly due to prescription opioids. “Losing someone every one to two weeks was our call to action,” said Dr. Matt Willis, the County’s Public Health Officer.