In seven years, 171,304,657 prescription pain pills were supplied to Greenville County. To break that number down, it’s equal to 56 pills per person per year.

The Washington Post recently reported on findings from the Drug Enforcement Administration‘s database which keeps track of every pain pill sold in America.

With information on manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies for each county, the DEA findings cover opioid shipments from 2006 to 2012. The Washington Post narrowed down the opioid transactions to those of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills because they make up three-fourths of the total.

In Greenville County, the largest distributor was Cardinal Health with 40,057,150 pills. The largest manufacturer was SpecGx LLC with 61,809,700 pills.

The Parker Road Drug Store was the pharmacy which received the most pills in Greenville.

Source: The Washington Post.

From 2006 to 2012, the total amount of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills distributed in the United States was more than 76 billion. The national number of opioid-related deaths were nearly 100,000 during that time.

Read Greenville Journal’s previous coverage of local lives affected by opioids here.

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