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Painkillers Come Really Easy With the Right NYC Doctor

More than 80 percent of prescriptions for pills like OxyContin and Vicodin came from just 15 percent of New York City's drug-providing doctors in 2010, according to a new report from the Bloomberg administration, while more than 30 percent of the opioid prescriptions were written by just one percent of ... More »
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