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American pain : how a young felon and his ring of doctors unleashed America's deadliest drug epidemic

Author: John Temple
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Temple
ISBN: 9781493007387 1493007386
OCLC Number: 919068162
Description: xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Temple.

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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.

The king of the Florida pill mills was American Pain, a mega-clinic expressly created to serve addicts posing as patients. Their doctors distributed massive quantities of oxycodone to hundreds of customers a day, mostly traffickers and addicts who came by the van load. Under their lab coats the doctors carried guns. And it was all legal ... sort of. Temple chronicles the rise and fall of this pill mill, and shows how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis.

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