Newly Released Fed Data Shows Around 76 Billion Pain Pills Distributed from 2006 to 2012

Posted on 07/17/2019


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a database, Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS), that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States. From 2006 to 2012, the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United States pushed out 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills, fostering a deadly […]