We told you last month about a “pill mill” bust in Northlake where federal officials claim Southern Health Management on Northlake Parkway was merely a front for an illegal pill mill business that handed out fradulent prescriptions to those seeking easy access to protected medications.
The New York Times published a story today about the growing national priority on prescription mediation addiction as it eclipses the government’s concerns over more traditional illegal drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.
From the story:
Now the drugs most likely to land Americans in emergency rooms cannot be interdicted. Studies show that prescription painkillers, and stimulants to a lesser extent, are the nation’s biggest drug problem. The same survey that identified 1.5 million cocaine users in 2010 found seven million users of “psychotherapeutics.” Of the 36,450 overdose deaths in the United