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In one city, 93 opioid pills a year for every resident

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By Andrew Riddler and Sravan Gannavarapu Capital News Service (AP) Between 2006 and 2012, more than 71 million opioid pills flowed into Henrico County. For the county’s 320,000 residents, that represented about 32 pills per person per year. During the ...

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Opioid strike force to go after docs who overprescribe (access required)

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A federal task force devoted to prosecuting medical professionals who overprescribe opioids in Appalachia has begun operating in the Western District of Virginia. The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force began work late last year and has since charged 53 ...

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