Police Department Detective Chris Couch empties a vial of prescription drugs, mostly painkillers, at the Columbus, Ind., station. Police acknowledge that the fight against drug abuse, especially the illicit use of prescription drugs, might never be fully won, but they insist that educational efforts and greater cooperation taking place among police agencies, doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals can save lives and lead to more arrests of dealers peddling painkillers.
Associated Press/March 22
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Shipping company UPS agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies.