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A town of 3,200 was flooded with nearly 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say

A town of 3,200 was flooded with nearly 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say

By | 2018-02-03T15:44:59+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A town of 3,200 was flooded with nearly 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say

Over the past decade, nearly 21 million prescription painkillers have been shipped to a tiny town in West Virginia, a state where more people have overdosed on opioids and died than in any other in the nation.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been investigating the opioid epidemic, revealed that 20.8 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills have been delivered to Williamson, W.Va., a town with a community college, a rail yard — and fewer than 3,200 residents, according to the most recent Census figures.

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