Dispensation Data without Buprenorphine Quarter 3 2016 - Current Quarterly County Health

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 16 Mar 2021

View quarterly trends in opioid dispensation data for all Schedule II-V opioids. Please see PDMP Data Technical Notes for additional details: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/PDMP/Pages/Data.aspx More information from U.S. Department of Justice https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/ Schedule I Controlled Substances Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy"). Schedule II/IIN Controlled Substances (2/2N) Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. Examples of Schedule II narcotics include: hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), methadone (Dolophine®), meperidine (Demerol®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), and fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®). Other Schedule II narcotics include: morphine, opium, codeine, and hydrocodone. Examples of Schedule IIN stimulants include: amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Adderall®), methamphetamine (Desoxyn®), and methylphenidate (Ritalin®). Other Schedule II substances include: amobarbital, glutethimide, and pentobarbital. Schedule III/IIIN Controlled Substances (3/3N) Substances in this schedule have a potential for abuse less than substances in Schedules I or II and abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence. Examples of Schedule III narcotics include: products containing not more than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with Codeine®), and buprenorphine (Suboxone®). Examples of Schedule IIIN non-narcotics include: benzphetamine (Didrex®), phendimetrazine, ketamine, and anabolic steroids such as Depo®-Testosterone. Schedule IV Controlled Substances Substances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III. Examples of Schedule IV substances include: alprazolam (Xanax®), carisoprodol (Soma®), clonazepam (Klonopin®), clorazepate (Tranxene®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), midazolam (Versed®), temazepam (Restoril®), and triazolam (Halcion®). Schedule V Controlled Substances Substances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule IV and consist primarily of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Examples of Schedule V substances include: cough preparations containing not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams (Robitussin AC®, Phenergan with Codeine®), and ezogabine.

Tags: opioid, dispensation, drug, morphine, health, doh, buprenorphine

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
County Namecounty_nametextPennsylvania County name; includes PENNSYLVANIA for the statewide rates
Rate or Countrate_or_countnumberNumber of or calculated dispensation rate for each county and PENNSYLVANIA for opioid prescriptions that have been filled by a dispensary and given to a patient. Blank field indicates data was suppressed due to count between 1 and 5.
Type of Drug Classtype_of_drug_classtextIdentifies the group of drugs being reported on. Opioids (All Schedule) - excluding buprenorphine - includes Schedule II - V opioid dispensations except buprenorphine dispensations (https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml) dispensation = a prescription that has been filled by a dispensary and given to a patient
Type of Rate or Count Measuretype_of_rate_or_count_measuretextIdentifies whether the Rate or Count Column displays the count of dispensations filled by a dispensary and given to a patient or the Rate of Dispensations per 1000 Residents - calculated using quarterly counts as numerators and county populations as denominators; based on the location of the dispensary
Age Groupage_grouptextIndicates whether data represents total age population (All Ages) or specific Age Groups, including 0-14 years of age, 15-24 years of age, 25-34 years of age, 35-44 years of age, 45-54 years of age, 55-64 years of age or 65 and older (65+).
GendergendertextIndicates whether data represents both genders (All Genders) or separate values for Males and Females.
Time Measuretime_measuretextTime frame the rate is based on
YearyeartextCalendar Year the data is based on
Time Periodtime_periodtextTimeframe for calculated rate in the format of Year and Calendar Quarter (YYYY QQ)
Quarter Date Startquarter_date_startcalendar_dateStart date for the Quarter for which the data is being reported
NotesnotestextProvides information about data suppression
County Code Numbercounty_code_numbernumberThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewides totals.
County Code Textcounty_code_texttextThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewides totals. This column has the codes formatted as text fields to integrate with other files where county codes are used in place of names and for easier coding within certain software
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
LatitudelatitudetextThis includes a generic point of Latitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this latitude provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.
LongitudelongitudetextThis includes a generic point of Longitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this latitude provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_columnpointThis includes a georeferenced generic point of Longitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this latitude provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.