Report: Federal authorities charge 53 medical professionals across 7 states for prescribing and distributing opioids

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Federal authorities have charged 60 people across at least seven states for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous drugs, according to a report by the Associated Press. Authorities said those charged include 53 medical professionals in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. They helped prescribe and distribute around 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills, authorities said. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.