A Missouri lawmaker is calling for stronger enforcement from the DEA after more than a billion doses of opioids were shipped into the state. A report shows that 1.6 billion doses were shipped in between 2012 and 2017, with portions of southwest Missouri among the largest recipients. Barry, Cedar, Dent, Howell, and Phelps counties had some of the highest rates of orders considered “suspicious” in that they were of unusual size or frequency based on local ordering patterns. They also had some of the highest dispensing rates based on strength, and some of the highest rates of emergency room visits due to non-heroin opioid overdoses. The report compiled by Senator Claire McCaskill indicates that Missouri ranks 14th in the country in terms of grams of hydrodone and oxycodone distributed per 100,000 residents.