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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Opioids data shines light on pain pills usage in Adams County


Last updated 7/25/2019 at 11:25am

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Over 3.5 million prescription pain pills were supplied in Adams County from 2006 to 2012, according to a recently released nationwide database from The Washington Post.

The Post acquired the data from the Drug Enforcement Administration as the result of a court order. The database, which can be accessed and downloaded at, contains raw data on shipments of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills to chain pharmacies, retail pharmacies and practitioners.

In the seven-year span from 2006 through 2012, 3,540,050 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills were supplied to Adams Count...

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