“Every day, the calls come. She can tell quickly who might die.”
“It’s more than fifty years on from our declaration of a war on narcotics, and people are getting higher on more destructive shit than ever.”
“It just, it took them.”
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“Then, after he was done seeing patients for the day, he’d begin his other work. The work no one could find out about. The work that would destroy his life, along with hundreds of others.”
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