More Than 100 Billion Doses of Opioid Pills Were Shipped Between 2006 and 2014

More Than 100 Billion Doses of Opioid Pills Were Shipped Between 2006 and 2014

Data collected by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) shows more than 100 billion doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped nationwide between 2006 and 2014, The Washington Post reports.

In July, the newspaper reported that the nation’s drug manufacturers had distributed more than 76 billion opioid pills from 2006 through 2012. Two additional years of data were recently posted by a data analytics company involved in a massive lawsuit against opioid makers.

The new analysis confirms that six companies–McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health, Walgreens, AmerisourceBergen, CVS and Walmart–distributed three-fourths of the pain pills between 2006 and 2014.

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