‘Pioneering’ Pain Pills Pit Law Enforcers Against Doctors

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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-drugs20oct20,1,6413652.story?coll=la-home-leftrail Federal prosecutors launched one of their highest-profile and most controversial assaults in the war against prescription drug abuse recently when they indicted Dr. William E. Hurwitz, a 57-year-old Virginia pain treatment specialist. Hurwitz was depicted as a "street-corner crack dealer" by federal officials during a court hearing last month. He remains in a Virginia jail, unable to post . . .

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