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Appalachia Health News tells the story of our health challenges and how we overcome them throughout the region. 

Report Finds Pill Mill Pharmacies Contributing to WV Drug Crisis

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Earlier this week the Charleston Gazette-Mail published an investigative report about “pill mills” in southern West Virginia. These are pharmacies that accept and distribute extraordinarily large numbers of prescription painkillers. Some of the doctors who have sent patients to these pharmacies have since been indicted on federal charges related to drug trafficking and abuse.

Kara Lofton sat down with Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre to talk about the current lawsuit surrounding the pharmacies and how they have fueled West Virginia’s drug epidemic.

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Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from the Benedum Foundation.


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