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Georgia became a pill mill magnet after neighboring states, including Florida, passed tougher laws regulating pain clinics. (Special Photo)

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Pill mills are clinics or doctor’s offices that prescribe oxycodone and other powerful narcotics without a legitimate medical purpose. Their customers are often addicts or even drug dealers.

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