Local Doctors Talk Painkiller Addiction

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FOLEY, AL- Local, pain management doctors and drug addiction counselors are following the pharmacy break-in investigation involving burglaries at multiple drug stores in Alabama and Florida.

Most agree prescription pill abuse is a problem that’s becoming an epidemic in some communities.

Foley pain management specialist Dr.Ron Lee says we’ll probably see more pharmacy break-ins like the three that happened near Pensacola and Robertsdale Monday.

“We may be seeing more of these things because it’s getting harder to get narcotics from a clinic,” says Lee. “There are fewer doctors writing prescriptions for narcotics.”

Many health insurance plans now cover treatment an addiction to prescription painkillers.

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