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NEW OPIOIDS STUDY: Are Pill Mills still prevalent in Pompano Beach/Deerfield Beach?

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NEW STUDY REVEALS HOW MANY OPIOIDS ARE BEING SOLD IN THE POMPANO BEACH/DEERFIELD BEACH AREA.

A decade or so ago, South Florida was known as the opioids pill mill capital of the nation.  Drug abusers were known to travel here just to try and purchase opiates.   The Washington Post just completed a detailed study of virtually every pharmacy in America to see who sells the most pills per capita.  For the most part South Florida looked much improved, at least compared to the rest of the country.

Still there were a few  drug stores in the Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area that sold opioids at a much higher rate than other pharmacies in Broward County.  Here are the local “leaders”:

ANDREWS LABORATORIES AND PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

1637 N E 36TH STREET POMPANO BEACH FL 33064

Large number of pills for county

  • 3,721,630 pills were shipped to this pharmacy between 2006 and 2012.
  • About enough for five pills per year for each of the 93,808 people who live within five miles of this pharmacy.

GENERIC RX

3448 WEST HILLSBORO BLVD DEERFIELD BEACH FL 33442

Large number of pills for county

  • 3,312,110 pills were shipped to this pharmacy between 2006 and 2012.
  • About enough for six pills per year for each of the 69,105 people who live within five miles of this pharmacy.

PHARMACY XPRESS OF FL, III, PHARMACY XPRESS

1523 E COMMERCIAL BLVD FT LAUDERDALE FL 33334

Large number of pills for county

  • 6,073,680 pills were shipped to this pharmacy between 2006 and 2012.
  • About enough for eight pills per year for each of the 102,098 people who live within five miles of this pharmacy.

J & H STORES INC

4400 NO ANDREWS AVE FT LAUDERDALE FL 33309

Large number of pills for county

  • 17,513,180 pills were shipped to this pharmacy between 2006 and 2012.
  • About enough for 24 pills per year for each of the 103,535 people who live within five miles of this pharmacy.

You can check any pharmacy in the country on the Washington Post database including your neighborhood drug store, click here to see how many opioids they have sold.

This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional  information from various public sources and other websites.

For more Pompano Beach news and things to do in Pompano Beach read Pompano! magazine and search our website.

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Map Showing Which Drug Stores Sell the Most Opiods in Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale By the Sea Courtesy- Washington Post. Opiates
Map Showing Which Drug Stores Sell the Most Opiods in Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale By the Sea Courtesy- Washington Post

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