Short description:
Opioid Distribution to Indiana Cities/Towns (DEA, 2006-2012) - Shows the total number of opioid pills distributed per person, per year (2006-2012) to cities and towns in Indiana. This data is a point feature class of the Esri file geodatabase named "Opioid_Data_ARCOS_DEA_IN.GDB." These data provide an "unprecedented look at the surge of legal pain pills that fueled the prescription opioid epidemic, which resulted in nearly 10,000 deaths across the nation during the seven-year time frame ending in 2012." IGWS personnel originally downloaded the raw data for each Indiana county from The Washington Post article titled "Drilling into the DEA's pain pill database" on July 18, 2019.

Opioid_Data_ARCOS_DEA_IN.GDB also contains a polygon feature class that shows the total number of opioid pills distributed per person, per year (2006-2012) to counties in Indiana.

Opioid_Data_ARCOS_DEA_IN.GDB also contains a total of 92 county-based geodatabase tables of opioid pill distribution data for each county in Indiana from 2006 to 2012 (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System, known as ARCOS). These data track over 2.1 billion prescription pain pills that were supplied to Indiana from 2006 to 2012 (out of the estimated 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills distributed across the country over that time).

IndianaMap, IGS, Indiana, Demographics, Opioids, health, society, economy

The Washington Post, U.S. DEA ARCOS

FGDC Metadata:
(Zip file that contains an ESRI file geodatabase and associated metadata)
Opacity: 1