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By Noel Nash

Numbers show peak of crisis as opioids glut begins to slow


July 25, 2019

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Between 2006-2012, Lane County residents purchased more than 128 million opioid pain pills, enough for 52 pills per person (from newborns to seniors) per year. These numbers were obtained by The Washington Post and published on its website.

The data provides an "unprecedented look at the surge of legal pain pills" which has resulted in nearly 100,000 deaths during the seven-year time frame ending in 2012, according to The Post.

The paper's website offers a searchable database that "shows where the most oxycodone and hydrocodone pills were distributed across the country during that time: mor...

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