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  • “The trafficking of … DEA in 1993.”

    "Prescription Drug Abuse Rivals Illicit Drug Abuse, Some See Double Standard in Law Enforcement." News Briefs. National Drug Strategy Network, Oct. 1996. Web. 18 June 2014. http://www.ndsn.org/oct96/prescrip.html
  • “The abuse of … spending each year.” and “The problem continues … costs per year.”

    "Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Operation Pill Nation II Announcement." Press Release. U.S. Department of Justice, 28 Oct. 2008. Web. 18 June 2014. http://www.justice.gov/usao/flm/press/2011/oct/20111028_Pill%20Nation%202_AG_Remarks.pdf

    The mortality estimate (40,000/year) established by US DOJ in the reference above is higher than that obtained from other sources. We use the US DOJ estimate because other sources such as the CDC WONDER database are limited by the poor data quality and funding crises inherent in the US medical examiner and coroner reporting system. For more on the shambolic state of affairs in the US mortality reporting system, we suggest the Fontline Documentary “Post Mortem: Death Investigation in America,” available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/post-mortem/
  • “Prescription drug abuse … with taxpayer money.”

    “A Prescription for Waste: Controlled Substance Abuse in Medicaid.” U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. United States Senate, 30 Sept. 2009. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/federal-financial-management/hearings/a-prescription-for-waste-controlled-substance-abuse-in-medicaid>.

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