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Florida Pain Clinic Society: 3.7 Billion Oxycodone Tablets Dispensed in U.S.
Date:3/11/2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) releases the latest facts on Oxycodone and Hydrocodone use in the United States. Until now these statistics were not readily available to the public or media.  Oxycodone dispensed in U.S. 2009 by state (per 100,000 population)Methodology: Sources: DEA 2009 ARCOS report, US Census and FDA.Translation from grams to 15mg tablets for comparison purposes only.Oxycodone available in 5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 30mg tablets + oxycontin.FDA recommended dosage for moderate to severe pain: 1 tablet every 4hrs15mg tabsper 100kMonthly (FDA) dosagesper 100k populationRanking2009 Populationgrams per 100k  1 FLORIDA

18,500,000

51,000

3,400,000

18,900  2 DELAWARE

885,100

47,500

3,166,000

17,588  3 NEVADA

2,640,00

41,602

2,773,000

15,405  4 ARIZONA

6,600,00

35,551

2,237,000

12,427  5 TENNESSEE

6,300,000

32,062

2,137,000

11,872Total 2009 U.S. oxycodone dispensed based on 15mg tablets translation: 3,700,000,000 tabletsHydrocodone dispensed in U.S. 2009 by state (per 100,000 population)Methodology: Translation from grams to 10mg tablets for comparison purposes only.Hydrocodone available in 5mg and 10mg tabletsFDA recommended dosage for moderate to severe pain: 1 tablet every 6hrs10mg tabsper 100kmonthly (FDA) dosagesper 100k populationRanking2009 Populationgrams per 100k1   TENNESSEE

6,600,000

43,312

4,331,000

36,10020   FLORIDA

18,500,000

13,366

1,367,000

11,39023  ARIZONA

6,600,000

9,033

903,000

7,500Total 2009 U.S. hydrocodone dispensed based on 10mg tablets translation: 3,750,000,000 tablets  In perspective: Florida / Arizona demographics:

  • Florida's population of over 65 is almost 4 times greater than Arizona.

  • South FL high rate of pain medication dispensing explained:

  • Broward and Miami-Dade counties have a combined population of 4,267,000 thus 65% of Arizona's total population is equal to that of a two county area in south Florida.
  • The population of south Florida as a whole is 6,225,000 which is just shy of the total population of Arizona.
  • The population of south Florida as a whole over the age of 65 is 1,416,000 which is just about double that age group's population in Arizona.
  • Two thirds of Florida's sub-specialty board certified pain physicians practice in south Florida leaving 31 of 67 Florida counties with none.

  • For More information on this issue:Warren Pearson; Executive Director / 850-567-6164 / FLSPMPexecdir@gmail.comPaul Sloan; President / 941-349-6583 / FLSPMPinfo@gmail.com
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