Overdoses / Fraud

Florida’s Billion-Dollar Drug Treatment Industry Is Plagued by Overdoses, Fraud

by LISA RIORDAN SEVILLE, ANNA R. SCHECTER and HANNAH RAPPLEYE 

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida ‐ For the first responders who found her lifeless body one October morning, 24-year-old Alison Flory was yet another casualty of addiction here on the front line of Florida’s opioid crisis. 

To her family, she was a daughter, a beloved sister, a goofy bookworm who made them laugh and a young woman they desperately hoped would get help. She had arrived in South Florida from Illinois just more than a year before she died, seeking treatment for her addiction. Her parents believe it is that treatment, paid for by her family’s excellent insurance, that ultimately got her killed. Read More