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As overdoses soared, nearly 35 billion opioids - half of distributed pills - handled by 15 percent of pharmacies

By The Washington Post  
   August 13, 2019

By the time Clinton County coroner Steve Talbott arrived at the scene of an overdose in southern Kentucky, the bottles of prescription pain pills usually had vanished. Friends and relatives of the dead rarely had answers to Talbott’s questions: What kind of pills did they take and where did they come from?

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