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Data reveals scope of opioid crisis locally

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:00 am

Drug companies shipped more than 26 million pain pills to Walton County between 2006 and 2012. That’s 46 pills for every man, woman and child in the county.

Those numbers come from newly released Drug Enforcement Agency data that tracked every pain pill shipped in the United States, 76 billion in all, during that seven-year time frame. The Washington Post obtained the numbers and created a county-by-county database that shows where pills ended up.

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