Black market numbers crunch

Pharmaceutical companies aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of America’s obsession with prescription drugs. The black market for pills is a multi-billion-dollar industry, CNN.com reports. Oxycontin, for example, costs about $6 when sold legally, but garners up to $80 per pill on the street – about $1 a milligram, the news outlet says.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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