Virginia City is Named #1 Seller of Opioid Painkillers

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For most of the last decade, the once thriving city of Martinsville, Va., had the highest unemployment rate in Virginia. Its disability and poverty rates are consistently double the state average, and its population is aging. The former textile and furniture manufacturing mecca now has another dubious distinction. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its drugstores dispense the highest volume of opioid painkillers per capita in the nation, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!