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

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  • 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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