Pain pill abuse in Alabama

Number 27557
Subject Drugs
Source Alabama Media Group
Year 2015
Publication Date 1) May 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM 2) May 31, 2015 at 10:18 AM 3) June 04, 2015 at 8:35 AM 4) June 30, 2015 at 7:31 AM 5) July 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Summary Our series explored the pills to heroin pipeline and heroin arrests; the Dr. Feelgoods that prescribe painkillers at alarming rates; the links between pain pills and fatal overdoses; and the inside operations at a national pill mill in Mobile, Alabama. The problem has gotten so bad that federal authorities cracked down on pain doctors in the state as the number of painkiller clinics grew to more than 400.
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Keywords heroin; pills; addiction; overdoses
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