MONTGOMERY, AL – Raycom Media’s InvestigateTV has released a documentary focused on victims of the opioid crisis and the doctors who abuse the system for their own gain. Licensed to Pill will air in every Raycom Media market.
Raycom Media’s Licensed to Pill is a one-hour special that exposes doctors betraying patients by prescribing addictive opioids to line their own pockets. Some called them drug dealers in white coats.
Licensed to Pill follows up on extensive investigations aired over the past year, during which time a federal raid, charges against doctors and action by Congress were all realized.
“Our national investigative unit worked tirelessly to expose the abuses in the system, and we want to do our part to inform our local consumers,” said Pat LaPlatney, President and CEO, Raycom Media. “It’s a nationwide epidemic, and it’s happening in our own backyards. This documentary will air in more than 50 markets in August.”
“Our investigative team spent nearly a year analyzing millions of records and thousands of doctors,” said Raycom Media Director of Investigations Lee Zurik. “The result is a first-of-its-kind examination that got results.”
A full list of Raycom Media stations and other markets airing the documentary can be found here.
The documentary, along with several other investigations, can also be found on InvestigateTV, Raycom Media’s innovative OTT app.
InvestigateTV is available right now on Roku and will be released to other digital streaming services soon. Viewers can search “InvestigateTV” to find the app on their Roku devices. InvestigateTV will be added to Amazon Fire later this year. InvestigateTV is on Facebook and Twitter (@investigatetv), and more information can be found on investigatetv.com.
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Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest privately-owned local media companies and owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations in 44 markets located in 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering 16% of U.S. television households and employs over 8,300 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom Media is the parent company of CNHI (community newspapers and information products; over 100 titles located in 23 states), PureCars (digital ad platform for the automotive industry), Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo Raycom (sports and entertainment production company), RTM Productions (automotive programming production and marketing solutions company) and Broadview Media (a post- production/digital signage company). Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.