Saddened, but not even remotely surprised to read this:
"Over five years, the nation’s largest drug wholesalers flooded notorious “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia’s smallest towns and poorest counties with hundreds of thousands of painkillers, according to court records the companies had sought to keep secret for more than a year.
"The prescription drug distributors shipped large quantities of oxycodone and hydrocodone tablets to small towns like War, Kermit, Oceana, Van and Crab Orchard, supplying mom-and-pop pharmacies that filled prescriptions from doctors, some of whom were later convicted of federal crimes.
"Some examples: H.D. Smith Drug Wholesale Co. sold 39,000 pain pills over two days to two Mingo County “sham” pharmacies located within four blocks of one another, according to allegations in the court records. Another prescription drug distributor, Top Rx, shipped more than 300,000 tablets of hydrocodone — known better under brand names like Lortab and Vicodin — over four years to a McDowell County pharmacy in the town of War, population 808. That amounts to 350 hydrocodone pills per person in War.""