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Deaths Trigger DEA Investigation of Pain Specialist

Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, is under investigation regarding the deaths from opioid overdoses of as many as 20 patients from his Utah clinic—a number unheard of in other offices where the medications are prescribed.

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Reformulated Drug Sends Users Elsewhere

A harder-to-abuse version of OxyContin released two years ago has pushed users to other drugs that mimic the effects of opiates, including heroin.

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