The Washington Post has published a DEA database that tracks every prescription pain pill distributed to every pharmacy in every state from 2006 to 2012. Here's some local data:

KNOX COUNTY:

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 212,621,152 prescription pain pills, enough for 71 pills per person per year, supplied to Knox County, Tenn.

• 64,290,360 of the pills were distributed by AmerisourceBergen Drug and 103,629,060 were manufactured by Actavis Pharma, Inc.

• FOOD CITY PHARMACY #674, KNOXVILLE pharmacy received the highest number of pills. (#2 in the state.)

BLOUNT COUNTY:

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 45,758,540 prescription pain pills, enough for 54 pills per person per year, supplied to Blount County, Tenn.

• 21,621,550 of the pills were distributed by Cardinal Health and 20,253,200 were manufactured by SpecGx LLC.

• BLOUNT DISCOUNT PHARMACY, ALCOA pharmacy received the highest number of pills.

ANDERSON COUNTY:

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 42,601,110 prescription pain pills, enough for 82 pills per person per year, supplied to Anderson County, Tenn.

• 9,706,180 of the pills were distributed by AmerisourceBergen Drug and 16,697,100 were manufactured by Actavis Pharma, Inc.

• WALGREEN CO., OAK RIDGE pharmacy received the highest number of pills.

SEVIER COUNTY:

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 36,546,430 prescription pain pills, enough for 60 pills per person per year, supplied to Sevier County, Tenn.

• 11,590,490 of the pills were distributed by Walgreen Co and 16,485,400 were manufactured by Actavis Pharma, Inc.

• WALGREEN CO., SEVIERVILLE pharmacy received the highest number of pills.

Access the database here...

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R. Neal's picture

The #5 distributor statewide

The #5 distributor statewide is also in Knox Co.

bizgrrl's picture

I'm very happy that Blount

I'm very happy that Blount County has the lowest numbers of the four counties listed, Knox, Anderson, Sevier, and Blount.

KevinMurphy's picture

Bearden Food City #674

5941 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Near Kingston Pk and Northshore

cwg's picture

That Food City

I am pretty sure was the one Metro Pulse wrote about and got sued over.

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