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American pain how a young felon and his ring of doctors unleashed America"s deadliest drug epidemic by John Temple

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drug traffic,
  • Medication abuse,
  • Oxycodone abuse

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The king of the pill mills was American Pain, a mega-clinic that served as a prototype for the rest. From a pristine former bank building, doctors distributed massive quantities of oxycodone to hundreds of customers a day, mostly traffickers and addicts who came by the vanload. Inked muscle-heads ran security, greeting the morning rush of pill poppers with cries of Welcome to the dope hole! Strippers and high-priced hookers operated the pharmacy, counting out pills and stashing cash in garbage bags.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Temple
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRM146.5 .T46 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 299 pages
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27192522M
ISBN 101493007386
ISBN 109781493007387
LC Control Number2015016684
OCLC/WorldCa919068162

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