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A New Painkiller Crackdown Targets Drug Distributors

OCTOBER 18, 2012

“Cardinal’s crackdown on Mr. Pavlovich was a sign of a new approach by the D.E.A. to stem the growing misuse and abuse of painkillers. In the last decade, the agency has tried a variety of tactics with limited success, from arresting hundreds of doctors to closing scores of pharmacies. Now, it and other agencies are moving up the pharmaceutical food chain, putting pressure on distributors like Cardinal, which act as middlemen between drug makers and the pharmacies and doctors that dispense painkillers.” (New York Times)

If you suffer from chronic severe pain, you’re about to have a new variety added to your troubles.

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