Data shows more than a quarter billion doses of opioids doses distributed to 10 Montana counties

Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 18:04:29-04

Data compiled by a legal consulting firm shows just how man opioids were distributed across Montana over six years of the growing drug crisis.

The data, compiled by SLCG, shows 10 Montana counties received nearly 300 million opioid doses between 2006 and 2012.

Yellowstone County was at the top of the list with 60 million doses, including 10.6 million doses in 2012 alone.

The data covers 14 different drugs. Hydrocodone and Oxycodone made of the lion's share of opioids, but the list also included Methadone, Morphine, and Fentanyl among others.

SLCG compiled the data using Drug Enforcement Administration information a judge ordered released last month.

Flathead, Missoula, Lewis and Clark and Cascade counties made up the remainder of the top five counties for doses distributed.

Lewis and Clark County had between 4.2M and 5.3M doses distributed each year over the six years for a total of 34.4 million doses.

Of the top 10 pharmacies receiving shipments in the state, five were in Flathead County.

MTN previously reported on the release of this data and the findings last month.

You can find SLCG's full breakdown of the information on their website