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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

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The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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Great but source is suspect.
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Great but source is suspect.
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also on Fox news. com
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
Few will listen,
Of the few who listen, fewer still will understand,
Understanding does not mean believe,
Of the handful who believe, most may not know what to do,
Those who even know, how many will actually do ?
And the rare ones who have done it.......
Need not listen to you anymore.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Trust me, I know my wife is a pharmacist
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by the sounds of the story on Fox

They were only going after pill mills.
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Great but source is suspect.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77518519


also on Fox news. com
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Sadly that makes a difference. Great that dodgy doctors were done for dealing!
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


I agree with you here. My mom has been on same meds for decades and now she's old and disabled and they're making her jump through hopes now just to get very low does codeine, and quite honestly I'm even scared to pick them up for her because now even person picking up has to show ID like a criminal.

I also know if she would switch doctors I'm sure they would just take her off cold turkey, which would be a nightmare for an older person that's been on them most their lives, but they just don't care.

These people like my mom didn't create the problem, yet they're getting punished and so are good doctors.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
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by the sounds of the story on Fox

They were only going after pill mills.
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It may be so, but still scaring the crap out of many doctors that are just refusing to prescribe at all. I knew one guy who had major surgery and they wouldn't send him home with any strong meds at all, because he was from out of state, that's ridiculous.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


I agree with you here. My mom has been on same meds for decades and now she's old and disabled and they're making her jump through hopes now just to get very low does codeine, and quite honestly I'm even scared to pick them up for her because now even person picking up has to show ID like a criminal.

I also know if she would switch doctors I'm sure they would just take her off cold turkey, which would be a nightmare for an older person that's been on them most their lives, but they just don't care.

These people like my mom didn't create the problem, yet they're getting punished and so are good doctors.
 Quoting: Keilani


My neighbor has a 17 year old daughter who has

a horrifically painful genetic disease where her

bones fall out of their socket all day long.


We got her on pot gummy bears and she is doing ok

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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77518519


If someone is in pain, they deserve relief.

If you've ever had that kind of pain, pain that no other medicine will stop, you would understand.

Wait till you finally get that kind of tooth pain and no dentist will dare prescribe you pain meds for it.

Last Edited by ^TrInItY^ on 04/17/2019 07:43 PM
Few will listen,
Of the few who listen, fewer still will understand,
Understanding does not mean believe,
Of the handful who believe, most may not know what to do,
Those who even know, how many will actually do ?
And the rare ones who have done it.......
Need not listen to you anymore.
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Re: Trumps DEA and FBI swoops in and arrests over 60 doctors and pharmacist abusing pain prescriptions
by the sounds of the story on Fox

They were only going after pill mills.
 Quoting: Jake


It may be so, but still scaring the crap out of many doctors that are just refusing to prescribe at all. I knew one guy who had major surgery and they wouldn't send him home with any strong meds at all, because he was from out of state, that's ridiculous.
 Quoting: Keilani


yeah I know and people all across the nation are freaking out

I don't know enough about it to give a personal opinion

my wife has people screaming at her all day long

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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
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Hope they take the carbs away from Carbo King Trump! Fat bastard
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The VA is responsible for deaths of our vets by cutting back on their pain meds. FACT. Go talk to a vet.
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Quite honestly the people who should be punished never will, and that is big pharma and the FDA. They knew exactly that Oxy's were synthetic heroine, yet FDA approved it, and the big pharma got rich.

Then on top of this they even allowed to prescribe to young people. A friend of mine lost his stepson, who was prescribed Oxy for back pain when he was under 20, like WTF, why???

He became addicted and his life was destroyed and he OD'ed, shortly after he became a dad, I blame big pharma and the FDA and prescribing guidelines, no way a teenager would ever need Oxy for minor back pain.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Preach it amigo, not only that it will force more people into heroine as the painkillers dry up its basically fighting fire with dynamite. Amazing how we go into an opium rich country to pacify it and magically an opium crisis appears.... coincidental I’m sure. On a side note a year back I got hurt pretty bad, musculoskeletal injury that hurt for months only pain killer I got prescribed was hydrocodone 10mg and 20 pills no refills work sucked sucked sucked still kinda hurts a year later.
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Quite honestly the people who should be punished never will, and that is big pharma and the FDA. They knew exactly that Oxy's were synthetic heroine, yet FDA approved it, and the big pharma got rich.

Then on top of this they even allowed to prescribe to young people. A friend of mine lost his stepson, who was prescribed Oxy for back pain when he was under 20, like WTF, why???

He became addicted and his life was destroyed and he OD'ed, shortly after he became a dad, I blame big pharma and the FDA and prescribing guidelines, no way a teenager would ever need Oxy for minor back pain.
 Quoting: Keilani


my brother was hospitalized last night for level 10

back pain.

I've never been in that kinda pain but.

They put him on something stronger than morphine

whatever that means and kept him overnight.


His pain was so bad, we couldn't get him out of bed

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by the sounds of the story on Fox

They were only going after pill mills.
 Quoting: Jake


It may be so, but still scaring the crap out of many doctors that are just refusing to prescribe at all. I knew one guy who had major surgery and they wouldn't send him home with any strong meds at all, because he was from out of state, that's ridiculous.
 Quoting: Keilani


yeah I know and people all across the nation are freaking out

I don't know enough about it to give a personal opinion

my wife has people screaming at her all day long
 Quoting: Jake


You're poor wife, people are so dumb though, it's not the pharmacists fault in any way, shape or form.

I live in Florida in a ground zero druggie land county, and I expect to see crime rise due to frustrated people trying to get their meds, just a hunch.
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by the sounds of the story on Fox

They were only going after pill mills.
 Quoting: Jake


It may be so, but still scaring the crap out of many doctors that are just refusing to prescribe at all. I knew one guy who had major surgery and they wouldn't send him home with any strong meds at all, because he was from out of state, that's ridiculous.
 Quoting: Keilani


yeah I know and people all across the nation are freaking out

I don't know enough about it to give a personal opinion

my wife has people screaming at her all day long
 Quoting: Jake


You're poor wife, people are so dumb though, it's not the pharmacists fault in any way, shape or form.

I live in Florida in a ground zero druggie land county, and I expect to see crime rise due to frustrated people trying to get their meds, just a hunch.
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Ill ask her about it tonight when she gets home

I want to know what they are cutting people down to

as far as doses.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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 Quoting: Jake


This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77518519


Easy to say that until your arm has been snapped and not in the clean break kinda way or you have cancer and are forced to see a pain management doctor who tries his best to low dose aspirin you. Painkillers are important in a lot of cases.
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These pills are evil..i took one of my wifes norco for my throat pain i have...and i felt like i did 5 year ago..it was only 5mg ,felt loopy,lightheaded,and dizzy..and i think my heart rate went up..NO THANK YOU..

Im no whimp i can drink 10 beers in a row and have just a little buzz...but i take one little pill and i feel like the world is spinning ...This stuff is evil..

My wife takes 10 mg of norco every other day for head and neck pain....i dont know how she can handle that shit..
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

Listen Listening...0:58
The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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Between this, MS13, college admission scandals, college sports, illegal immigration, etc., now we know what those thousands of sealed indictments are all about.
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These pills are evil..i took one of my wifes norco for my throat pain i have...and i felt like i did 5 year ago..it was only 5mg ,felt loopy,lightheaded,and dizzy..and i think my heart rate went up..NO THANK YOU..

Im no whimp i can drink 10 beers in a row and have just a little buzz...but i take one little pill and i feel like the world is spinning ...This stuff is evil..

My wife takes 10 mg of norco every other day for head and neck pain....i dont know how she can handle that shit..
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I know these drugs are easy to get addicted to.

I know a girl that very quickly got addicted to

benzodiazepine and I saw her get a bottle of 60

and it was gone in 3 days.

That is enough to kill an elephant.
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

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The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
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They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
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Well I hope you have bone on bone knee problem one day or a chronic spine condition. Enjoy your life of pain!
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60 Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Federal officials are charging 60 defendants across five states in what they're calling the largest opioid prescriber takedown ever. These are the first arrests announced since an opioid strike force began late last year.

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The defendants include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They're charged with participating in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other drugs, and other health care fraud schemes.

"Cases like one involving a doctor in Dayton, Ohio, who at one time was among the highest prescribers of opioids in the entire state," says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division, speaking in Cincinnati. "That doctor allegedly operated a 'pill mill' and funneled prescriptions to the pharmacy housed in his own waiting room which dispensed over 1.75 million pills in a two-year period."

Wednesday's arrests span 11 federal districts in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"As charged, these cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills," Benczkowski says. "[That's] the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama combined."

More arrests are expected and investigations are continuing. The strike force is expanding to include the Western District of West Virginia. Benczkowski says the indictments are indicative of the Trump administration and Justice Department's tough stance on the opioid epidemic.


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This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
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If someone is in pain, they deserve relief.

If you've ever had that kind of pain, pain that no other medicine will stop, you would understand.

Wait till you finally get that kind of tooth pain and no dentist will dare prescribe you pain meds for it.
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You're condoning addictive medication because you've been offered no alternative. You didn't get the meds you wanted but you survived. I'd a tooth pulled from my jaw because they couldn't pull it from my mouth. I got opioids for pain. I had symptoms of a junkie afterwards. I wanted more. It's wrong. These doctors know what they are fucking doing.
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The VA is responsible for deaths of our vets by cutting back on their pain meds. FACT. Go talk to a vet.
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They went after the Vets two years ago. I guess it's just now getting to the public at large.
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These pills are evil..i took one of my wifes norco for my throat pain i have...and i felt like i did 5 year ago..it was only 5mg ,felt loopy,lightheaded,and dizzy..and i think my heart rate went up..NO THANK YOU..

Im no whimp i can drink 10 beers in a row and have just a little buzz...but i take one little pill and i feel like the world is spinning ...This stuff is evil..

My wife takes 10 mg of norco every other day for head and neck pain....i dont know how she can handle that shit..
 Quoting: The ring of truth


I know these drugs are easy to get addicted to.

I know a girl that very quickly got addicted to

benzodiazepine and I saw her get a bottle of 60

and it was gone in 3 days.

That is enough to kill an elephant.
 Quoting: Jake


Wow that's crazy i have a full bottle of klonopin over 4 months worth..saved through out the years..i supposed to take 2 mg a day but i break it in half..so they multiplied over the years..lol..i have enough for the coming zombie apocalypse
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This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


They shouldn't have prescribed them in the first place. Heroin dealers are no different.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77518519


If someone is in pain, they deserve relief.

If you've ever had that kind of pain, pain that no other medicine will stop, you would understand.

Wait till you finally get that kind of tooth pain and no dentist will dare prescribe you pain meds for it.
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


You're condoning addictive medication because you've been offered no alternative. You didn't get the meds you wanted but you survived. I'd a tooth pulled from my jaw because they couldn't pull it from my mouth. I got opioids for pain. I had symptoms of a junkie afterwards. I wanted more. It's wrong. These doctors know what they are fucking doing.
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I don't see pot as a bad alternative as

it is not as addictive as Opiates.


But again the only time I ever took morphine was

for a back injury and yes it was needed as I could

not get out of bed or walk for 2 weeks
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These pills are evil..i took one of my wifes norco for my throat pain i have...and i felt like i did 5 year ago..it was only 5mg ,felt loopy,lightheaded,and dizzy..and i think my heart rate went up..NO THANK YOU..

Im no whimp i can drink 10 beers in a row and have just a little buzz...but i take one little pill and i feel like the world is spinning ...This stuff is evil..

My wife takes 10 mg of norco every other day for head and neck pain....i dont know how she can handle that shit..
 Quoting: The ring of truth


I know these drugs are easy to get addicted to.

I know a girl that very quickly got addicted to

benzodiazepine and I saw her get a bottle of 60

and it was gone in 3 days.

That is enough to kill an elephant.
 Quoting: Jake


Wow that's crazy i have a full bottle of klonopin over 4 months worth..saved through out the years..i supposed to take 2 mg a day but i break it in half..so they multiplied over the years..lol..i have enough for the coming zombie apocalypse
 Quoting: The ring of truth



She went driving hit 5 cars. cops found the empty

bottle and didn't even arrest her..

I looked at the cop and thought to myself

you are an idiot.

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This is really not a good thing.

They have doctors terrified to prescribe pain meds now.

People are suffering greatly because of it.
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And they won't let them use marijuana.

I personally know someone (apt 16 researchers) who died directly as a result of this. Stopped weed due to fear of being evicted from the only place she could afford while caring for her mother with advanced alzheimer's, switched to pharma drugs started drinking (which they could avoid while on weed) due to stress of mother's health, died on floor from heart failure

I was last person to see her alive. I had to vote for Trump because it was a man's dying wish, this is getting eerie