The Justice Department announced Wednesday that 60 people across five states, including more than 30 physicians, were charged in connection with millions of illegal prescription opioids in a takedown by its "Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force". Benjamin Glassman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of OH, told reporters that the task force is also dedicated to getting help for the suffering.
Those charged include two doctors who allegedly prescribed pills in exchange for sexual favors and a doctor who prosecutors say prescribed pills for their own use. They didn't immediately name those being charged. West Virginia and OH have regularly been among the states with the highest overdose death rates as the opioid crisis has swelled in recent years.
More than 200,000 people have died of prescription opioid-related overdoses in the USA since 1999.
A doctor who was charged in Tennessee called himself the "Roc Doc" and traded prescriptions for sex as he prescribed 800,000 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills and 600,000 benzodiazepine tablets over three years, the Justice Department said.
An indictment states that Jeff Young operated a clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, and promoted his practice with the motto "work hard, play harder". Over the course of three years, the doctor, the department said, prescribed almost 1.5 million pills, the bulk of which were hydrocodone, oxycodone and benzodiazepine pills.
The charges leveled by the ARPO Strike Force involve over 350,000 prescriptions and over 32 million pills distributed out by health care officials across several states, including Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Florida.
In another instance, in the Western District of Kentucky, according to the DOJ, a doctor would provide pre-signed blank prescriptions to office staff who used them to prescribe drugs while he was out of the office.
"The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and Appalachia has suffered the consequences more than perhaps any other region", Attorney General William Barr said in the statement, adding that the DOJ "is doing its part to help end this crisis".
China is already the top trade partner for Brazil, Latin America's largest economy and the world's top soybean exporter. Beijing, meanwhile, refuted claims that China sent military personnel to help Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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The game is set in Paris during the French Revolution and features a realistic 3D model of the historic cathedral. He also suggested that the contest could result in the building being reconstructed without a spire at all.
The cameras were installed in January after officers used an undisclosed ruse to gain access to the spa. Last week, his lawyers argued that release of the video could "destroy" his chances at a fair trial.
The mayor told the Lusa news agency that multiple people were killed, but the total death toll was not immediately clear. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is flying to the island to visit the scene, Lusa said.
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