Ohio, Kentucky doctors among 60 charged in pain pill bust acted ‘like drug dealers’

Federal prosecutors charged 60 physicians and pharmacists Wednesday with illegally handing out opioid prescriptions in what they say is the biggest crackdown of its kind in U.S. history.

Some of the doctors are accused of trading drugs for sex, giving prescriptions to Facebook friends without proper medical exams and unnecessarily pulling teeth to justify writing pain pill prescription. At least five of the patients, including a pregnant woman from Tennessee, died.

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