CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 16, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pennington Gap, Virginia: Cynthia Bowers) The abuse of the synthetic narcotic painkiller oxycontin examined; scenes shown from Appalachia, where crime linked to the drug is up. [Lee County, Virginia, Sheriff's Department Major Jimmy WOODARD - says the pills are killing people.] [Recovering oxy addict Todd WILLIAMS - says the pills are everywhere.] [Virginia attorney general Mark EARLEY - expresses views on the drug.] [Purdue Pharma Dr. J. David HADDOX - says the company has been educating doctors.] [Physician Dr. Art VAN ZEE - says the drug was overmarketed.]
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