“For the first time a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States – by manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town and city – has been made public.” -Washington Post, Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database
In six years, roughly 380 MILLION transactions took place. The Washington Post (WP) delve into the database of oxycodone and hydrocodone pill shipments. This data is publicly available at the county and state levels.
A visual of pill distribution in the United States
Interested in learning more? Want to download the data? Here is a helpful guide – How to download and use the DEA pain pills database
Note: We suggest downloading the regionalized data because the national data could potentially overload your laptop.