Monday, September 23, 2019

Greetings from Trump's America: Carroll County, Tennessee, home of Phipps Pharmacy, premier distributor of pain pills from 2006 to 2012

How many pain pills went to your pharmacy.  (Washington Post, 8/12/2019)

"That's as Bad as it Gets".  (The New York Times, 7/25/2013)
HUNTINGDON, Tenn. Wess and Monica did not rebut their daughter’s version of events from that Friday night last fall. They were married for 18 years and had four children, ages 5 to 16. They used to sing in a gospel quintet and take family vacations. Their home was filled with family photographs from a simpler time, not long ago. 
“We’ve just had two bad years,” Wess said this past spring. “For some reason.” 
Hannah saw the worst of it. Her parents admitted that the family had been tattered by infidelity and addictions to prescription painkillers and antidepressants. They had moved too many times to count, for a time living without water or electricity. Beyond domestic assaults, there had been arrests for acts of desperation, like stealing gas and shoplifting food.

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