The Wall Street Journal Reports that "Federal prosecutors have charged scores of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals with scheming to distribute more than 32 million powerful and addictive pain pills, including one who traded opioid prescriptions for sex and another who often prescribed drugs to Facebook friends.:"
CAPTION: A protester gathers prescription pill bottles after a demonstration against the FDA's opioid prescription drug approval practices earlier this month. PHOTO: PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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