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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

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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