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NY Plays Whack-a-Mole with Pill Mills

Last week, Dr. Ernesto Lopez, from Long Island, New York, alongside his assistant and nurse practitioner were all arrested for a familiar scheme; they’re accused of operating several locations of their practices as pill mills. All three face 20 years in prison for writing what authorities say were millions of dollars worth of fake prescriptions

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Diversion Programs So Unregulated Some Addicted Are Forced Into Labor

“It was a slave camp,” one resident told reporters. “I can’t believe the court sent me there.” These were the words he used to describe a court-sanctioned diversion “drug treatment program” that has left people convicted of minor drug crimes disabled, working countless hours a week in a chicken factory with no pay. In Oklahoma,

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