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DEA-led 'pill mill' raids will save lives

Deborah Hersman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime
Deborah Hersman

When the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law officers carried out their four-state raid on pain clinics and 'pill mills' across the South on Wednesday, they preemptively saved thousands of lives and arrested some of the country's most unassuming sources of illegal drug activity.

Pill-Pushing Doctor Found Dead: Cops

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor targeted in an investigation of New York City medical clinics that authorities say dispensed millions of prescription painki...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking Prescription Drug Ring | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.19.2012 | Los Angeles

A federal grand jury has charged 16 defendants with running an Oxycontin trafficking operation in Southern California in a superseding indictment anno...

Regulating Pain Pills: How Do We Decide Who Gets What?

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

People feeling overwhelmed by their pain shouldn't be in line at pill mills or get treated like they are going through airport security. They should have a place to go where they can learn how to overcome what really ails them.

Florida Claims Success In 'Pill Mill' Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, March 14 (Reuters) - Florida's year-old crackdown on "pill mill" clinics has made significant strides in combat...

The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Radley Balko | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

To the extent that there is any problem at all with painkiller abuse and overdoses, it's due more to a decade of aggressive policing, obstinate federal law enforcement agencies, and the encroachment of law enforcement into the practice of medicine than lax government oversight.

Dr. Nathan Kuemmerle, Busted For Running "Pill Mill," Bragged About Celeb Patients | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A doctor who was arrested by federal agents for suspicion of conspiring to illegally distributor highly addictive prescription drugs without a legitim...