July 06, 2020 Articles

Pill Mills: Administrative Law to the Rescue

Administrative law is a particularly effective remedy for addressing the opioid crisis.

By Karen McKenzie
Nearly every jurisdiction in the United States has been affected by the opioid crisis.

Nearly every jurisdiction in the United States has been affected by the opioid crisis.

Nearly every jurisdiction in the United States has been affected by the opioid crisis—more specifically, “pill mills.” Pill mill is a term that has been used “primarily by local and state investigators to describe a doctor, clinic or pharmacy that is prescribing or dispensing powerful narcotics inappropriately or for non-medical reasons.” These “thriving ‘pill mills’ helped seed an overdose epidemic that ended up devastating many of the communities where the pills were sent.” Administrative law is a particularly effective remedy for addressing the problem.

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