Report: Wholesale Drug Distributors Knew About Pills Ending Up on Black Market

Thirteen drug distribution companies knew or should have known that hundreds of millions of prescription narcotic pills were ending up on the black market, according to an investigation by The Washington Post. These distribution companies ship drugs from manufacturers to consumers.

The findings come from court records, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) documents and legal settlements. Some distributors saw signs of illegal activity and continued to send drugs to suspicious pain clinics or pharmacies anyway, the article notes.

Full story of drug distributors and pills on the black market at

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Will Savage

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