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Doctor Gets 40 Years For Illegally Prescribing More Than Half A Million Opioid Doses

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Doctor Gets 40 Years For Illegally Prescribing More Than Half A Million Opioid Doses

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A Virginia doctor received a 40-year prison sentence on Wednesday for illegally prescribing more than half a million doses of oxycodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl and other opioids to patients for years. Authorities say Dr. Joel Smithers operated a "pill mill" out of Martinsville, Va., located about …

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