Over a seven-year period, enough pain killers were prescribed in Perry County to provide 60 pills per person per year.
That figure comes from a recent Washington Post report. The national newspaper gained access to Drug Enforcement Agency tracking data from 2006 to 2012 following a year-long legal battle for release of the information.
In Perry County alone, 3,306,010 pain pills
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