Painkiller addiction in Knoxville, Tenn.

This is Part Two of an ongoing series by Cityview concerning the opiate addiction epidemic in Knoxville, Tenn. that explores where the painkillers that are flooding East Tennessee are coming from. The article points out that any licensed doctor can open and run a pain management clinic, even those without training in pain management – and doctors who prescribe opiates can make as much as $7,000 to $10,000 per day by billing insurance or getting cash from patients.

Read Part One of Cityview’s series, “The Faces of Addiction,” here.

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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