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Resource ID: #19238
Subject: Medicine
Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: 1996-08-18


Every year, hundreds of millions of prescription pills flow into the nation's illicit drug market, creating a giant cornucopia of painkillers, stimulants and tranquilizers. Authorities from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating more than a dozen doctors suspected of unlawfully supplying prescription drugs. Weikel explains how millions of pills are being illegally resold on the streets and how some see a double standard in leniency toward doctors and the rich and powerful who overuse drugs.

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