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January 15, 2013

Police: Drugs stolen from Covidien

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Dumond noted that society is paying in many ways for the abuse of painkillers. He noted that prescriptions are often paid for through patients’ Medicaid coverage, a federal health insurance program for poor people.

“The taxpayers are fighting this problem from cradle to grave,” he said, “When you take into account that we’re paying for the insurance, we’re paying for the drug, we’re paying for the criminal defense (when public defenders represent an accused person) and we’re paying for the incarceration of the individuals.”

The attorney for Robert Willsey, David Ricard of Prattsville, declined to comment on the case.

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