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Mountain View resident accused of running 'pill mill'

Doctor's prescriptions led to abuse, fatal overdose, authorities say

A Mountain View woman appeared in court Monday to face charges for allegedly prescribing large quantities of highly addictive painkillers and anti-anxiety pills to multiple patients -- one of whom is now dead of an apparent overdose -- without conducting proper examinations or checking medical records, a county official said.

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Posted by Zonker
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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For a jaw-dropping account by MSNBC of what happened in Florida when Pain Clinics ran amuck, see Web Link or Google "florida brothers painkiller msnbc".

Glad our local law enforcement is awake.


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