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Station Group’s Opioid Investigation Gets Law Enforcement’s Attention

Mar 15, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A series of investigative reports that examined how some high-opioid prescribers have avoided scrutiny was being praised by some in law enforcement. TVNewsCheck reports that the three-part series, “Licensed to Pill,” by Raycom’s National Investigative Team, was led by Lee Zurik of Raycom’s New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE-TV.

“One law enforcement officer told us that our data analysis gave him a new roadmap to investigate doctors,” said Zurik.

The series “analyzed the nation’s top 1,000 prescribers of opioids to Medicare patients and found just 10% had ever been sanctioned,” TVNewsCheck reports. “A week after the story aired featuring the nation’s top opioid prescriber, federal agents raided his Tennessee office.”

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