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Database Compiles Opioid Pill Amounts – Transylvania County, NC


August 19, 2019

Transylvania County received 10,957,690 prescription opioid pills, an amount that equals roughly 49.1 pills per county resident per year, in shipments from pharmaceutical companies between 2006 and 2012, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) database.

The data was made publicly available after The Washington Post reporters submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the information in response to the rise in opioid addiction and opioid-related overdose deaths in recent years. The article referenced can be read here:

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