Veterans Affairs: PainkillersSept. 28, 2013

By Aaron Williams, Agustin Armendariz, Aaron Glantz and Michael Corey

Prescriptions of four potent opiates to veterans have more than tripled since 9/11, contributing to drug abuse, addiction and suicide. The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to combat the problem, but results vary dramatically across the nation.Read the full story: VA’s opiate overload feeds veterans’ addictions, overdose deaths
Durham, NC. Durham VA Medical Center
Data for all drugs:
(Oxycodone, Morphine, Methadone, Hydrocodone) 
from 2001 through 2012
In Durham, NC.  107.2 prescriptions per 100 patients.
That’s 578,099 soldiers and 619,565 prescriptions