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Federal Agencies Target Pipeline Of Heroin, Prescription Meds Coming To Michigan

Federal law enforcers from six states are meeting in Detroit to discuss how to confront the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.

CBS Detroit–08/26/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Detail image of the NFL logo on a goal post before the 2015 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Players: NFL Teams ‘Conspired’ To Push Painkillers

Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2015

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade talks to reporters in this file photo. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ) FILE

44 Charged In Case Of Michigan-Ohio Painkiller Pipeline

Seven doctors, four pharmacists and three home health care owners are among those indicted in what prosecutors call a massive prescription drug pipeline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

Mich. Prosecutor Accused Of Prescription Fraud

Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced a fraud charge against a northern Michigan prosecutor accused of doctor shopping to illegally get prescriptions for painkillers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2011

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CDC: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses At Epidemic Levels

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2011