Dr. Jeff Ripperda says he has greatly reduced the amount of opioids he prescribes. Zia Nizami/BND znizami@bnd.com
Dr. Jeff Ripperda says he has greatly reduced the amount of opioids he prescribes. Zia Nizami/BND znizami@bnd.com

Opioid prescribing trends are worse in Southern Illinois

June 01, 2017 10:42 AM