An excellent five-part investigation that exposed legal drug dealing and prompted reform
This series of shocking investigative reports exposed the inner workings of pain clinics and prescription drug abuse in the Miami-Dade County area. With adept undercover camerawork, reporter Carmel Cafiero and photographer Anthony Pineda captured damning pictures of addicts legally buying and abusing prescription drugs in broad daylight. Doctors writing these prescriptions were confronted and held accountable. Previous efforts to pass legislation to control these "pill mills" failed, but after these stories aired, a prescription drug monitoring bill was signed into law. The hours the team invested in undercover reporting are commendable.
Carmel Cafiero, reporter; Anthony Pineda, producer, photography
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