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August 30, 2019

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Opioid pills sold in county

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From 2006 to 2012, drug manufacturers shipped enough opioids to Fauquier pharmacies to supply each county resident an average of 39 pills per year.
17.7 million

The number of prescription opioid pills sold to pharmacies in Fauquier County from 2006 to 2012, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

That represented an average of 39 pills per Fauquier resident, according to a Washington Post analysis of the data.

The Walgreens in Warrenton received 3.27 million pain pills during that period, the most of any local pharmacy. The CVS in Warrenton received 2.3 million pills and the Rite Aid in Bealeton, 1.87 million pills.

Nationwide, drug manufacturers shipped 76 billion opioid pills during that seven-year period.

Pharmacies in Norton, a small city in Southwest Virginia, received an average of 306 annually pills per capita, the most in the nation.


Facebook users “like” Barrel Oak Winery’s page.

It makes the Delaplane winery and farm brewery’s Facebook page the most popular in Fauquier County, based on that metric.

Barrel Oak launched its page Sept. 20, 2012.


Dog licenses the Fauquier County treasurer’s office issued in fiscal 2019. License fees generated $43,624, according to the agency.

To obtain a license, an owner must provide a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian, critical dates related to the vaccination and a brief description of the dog.


Seats in The Theater on the Green at Vint Hill.

The Fauquier Community Theatre moved there in 1999. Built in the 1940s, when Vint Hill served as a U.S. Army base, the building has undergone renovation and several upgrades since the Fauquier County Department of Parks and Recreation took ownership.

Founded in 1978, the community theatre previously staged productions in a tiny, upstairs space known as “The Loft” on North Third Street in Warrenton.

Starting this weekend, FCT will offer six main stage shows this season at Vint Hill:

Seussical The Musical, Aug. 30-Sept. 15.

Lost in Yonkers, Oct. 4-20.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, Nov. 29-Dec. 15.

Rabbit Hole, Jan. 24-Feb. 9.

Night Must Fall, March 13-29.

Jesus Christ Superstar, May 1-17.


Players listed on the varsity football rosters of the county’s three public high schools as the 2019 season opens.

Fauquier’s roster has 60 athletes, while Liberty’s lists 55 and Kettle Run’s 84, including junior varsity players.

Fauquier lost, 31-0, Thursday night at Loudoun County. Liberty opens Friday, Aug. 30, at Brentsville. With a first-week bye, Kettle Run hosts Heritage on Friday, Sept. 6.
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DonkeyFarmer · September 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm
I don't usually agree with Silli but yeah, we have a serious problem with opioids. What can i do to help?
jimbradley · September 11, 2019 at 3:04 am
There is an average of 39 prescription opioid pills per Fauquier resident.
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Silii · September 1, 2019 at 9:48 am
Dopesick by Roanoke resident Beth Macy. This book is all about the opiod crisis in Virginia beginning with oxys and shifting to heroin, how and why it started in the southwestern part of the state - closed coalmines, lossof manufacturing jobs, people working the system to get on disability therefore able to buy then sell oxy and other opiods by cheating medicare/disability/medicaid, crooked doctors who made thousands writing unnecessary prescriptions for thousands of pills, regular doctors way overprescribing opiod pain pills, how easy it is for teenagers to get hooked, and propaganda and spin from the drug companies, how they paid multi-thousand dollar bonuses to drug reps who pushed and pushed the pills and concept of "easing pain".

Dopesick is an eye opener - the interstate 81 corridor giving easy access to drug dealers and pushers and easy spread throughout the valley, middle and upper class participation in the crisis - yes, white people -.

Read it. Undoubtedly you know an addict, a pusher, have a teenager who goes to pill parties, know someone whose kid died of an overdose, or a family who is hiding their child's addiction. Fauquier County has a huge drug problem.
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