According to the CDC, Utah’s opioid overdoses and deaths is an epidemic. 24 people died from prescription drug overdoses every month in Utah from 2012-2014, which is more than deaths due to falls, firearms, and motor vehicle crashes in the same years. In 2014, in Utah, six people per week, died because of overdosing on prescription opioids. The Utah Violent Death Reporting System says that Carbon/Emery Counties, Taylorsville (East)/Murray (West), and Ogden (Downtown) have a higher prescription opioid death rate compared to the state. From 2000 to 2014, Utah experienced a near 400% increase in deaths from misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. 59% of all prescription pain medications in Utah involved oxycodone in 2014. In 2011-2015 The State of Utah Health Department saw 554 deaths from overdoses.