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seized, along with thousands of updated and presigned prescriptions for addicted pain meds like vicodin, xanax. the doctor in charge went to jail for six months for negligence. >> do a drive-by and take a look at the place. >> reporter: dea agent gary newman is investigating dozens of doctors, pharmacies and distributors throughout the state. >> we are talking in a certain sense drug traffickers and they are doing nothing but writing and cranking out prescription after prescription after prescription. >> reporter: they're pushers. >> they truly are. >> reporter: west virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation. each year, doctors write the equivalent of one painkiller prescription for every man, woman, and child in the state of 1.8 million. in the last year, the west virginia department of health inspected 19 pain clinic 12 were told to shut down. >> you can actually be so
night. >> reporter: one is run by dr. michael kastenko. seen here lecturing patients. he's written more than 40,000 pain pill prescriptions over the last two years at his coal country clinic. he was among those ordered to stop operating as a pain clinic, but remains open. after weeks of trying to reach him, we drove out to coal country clinic, located at the end of this narrow two-mile logging road. instead of finding the doctor, we came face-to-face with a rottweiller. shutting down these clinics can often take years, because these are licensed doctors, writing legal prescriptions. >> therein lies the problem. you have to be able to prove in court that their prescribing was
in such an aegregious amount that it was negligent. >> reporter: among the 30 west p virginians now suing their doctors and pharmacies for enabling their addiction is willis duncan. >> they hurt a lot of people. i mean, it's just a bad deal all the way around. i have nothing for them. nothing for none of them. >> the state of west virginia has begun the process of shutting that clinic down. when the "overnight news" returns, we'll have part two of jim axelrod's investigation. it's already dry! no wait time. this is great. it's very soft. can i keep it? (laughs) all the care of dove... ...now in a dry antiperspirant spras. hi, anne. how are you doing? hi, evelyn. i know it's been a difficult time since your mom psed away. yeah. i miss her a lot, but i'm okay. wow. that was fast. this is the chchk i've been waiting for. mom had a guaranteed acceptance life insurance policy throughdrthe colonial penn program, and this will really help with the cost of her final expenses.
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in part two of his investigation, jim axelrod goes back to ground zero. west virginia. it's so bad there, the state is suing, accusing pharmacies and drug distributors of making millions, pushing narcotics to anyone who wants them. >> reporter: no state has had more trouble with prescription pain pills than west virginia. and no town in west virginia more trouble than kermit, population 400. this undercover video of kermit's main pharmacy shows scores of people picking up prescriptions inside, and at the drive-through window. >> they fill more scripts for oxycodone than all but 21 pharmacies in america. >> reporter: in thcountry? >> in the country. >> reporter: jim cagle represents the state in the groundbreaking lawsuit against pill mills and wholesa drug
>> what you have is some bad doctors and pharmacies who are willing to turn a blind eye because of the money that's involved. >> reporter: more than 3 million doses of hydrocodone was ordered by aermit pharmacist, james woolly, in one year. he paid drug distributors hundreds of thousands of dollars, while netting more than $6 million in profit. in 2012, he lost his license and served six months in prison for illegally dispensing drugs. but cagle told us the problem persists. this pharmacy, tug valley, is now being sued for negligently filling prescriptions. records show tug valley was filling more than 150 pain prescriptions a day from one clinic alone. we decided to ask the owner about the charges. so your name is in a lawsuit, alleging substandard care. you have nothing to say to me
>> no. >> reporter: at his lawyer's direction, he wouldn't respond. >> we would think that an alarm bell would go off. >> reporter: west virginia secretary of health karen bowling says until now, the drug distributors have escaped scrutiny. >> if you are a distributor, providing medication, you know, to pharmacies, that someone would say, you know, wow, this is a lot. what do we need to do about it? >> reporter: that's the premise behind the unprecedented lawsuit. under west virginia's law, distributors are legally bound to report suspicious orders from pharmacies. >> if that distributor has good reason to believe that the prescriptions that are being filled are not for legitimate medical purposes, they are not to make that delivery. >> reporter: they have an obligation? >> they have a duty, yes. >> reporter: amerisourcebergen is the third largest drug wholesaler in the country and one of 11 defendants in the
over a five-year period, they filled orders for over 118 million for hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, enough to supply every west virginian 13 pain pills every year. that's scary math. >> yes, it is. it is actually the product of what i would refer to as a business plan. a business plan by people that are not honorable people. >> reporter: we reached out to lawyers for amerisourcebergen. they told us they couldn't comment. this trial is set to begin in october. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. in just over a month from now, the music industry will honor its brightest stars at the grammys. anthony mason sat down with one of the fresh faces up for best new tist award, james bay. >> reporter: only a few years ago, 25-year-old james bay was
to get noticed. but 2015 changed all that. you had a pretty amazing year. >> 2015 was pretty strong. i had a good time, yeah. it was great. >> reporter: his debut album, which features his hit song "hold back the river," went to number one in britain. he performed his other hit single "let it go" with ed sheeren. and he impressed the rolling stone's ronnie wood. >> new people don't often do that to me. >> reporter: who gave him britain's gq award for breakthrough artist, then joined him on stage at a london concert. >> these surreal things. it's hard toalk about them as if they happened but they did. >> reporter: at the end of the year, he heard he got a grammy
>> we were in the back of the car, losing our minds. they phoned up and they said, did you see about the other two? and we were like, what, there's two more? 2015 was great. >> reporter: tough too top it. >> yeah, but we're going to try. >> reporter: now he's the latest british musical export trying to make it in america. >> it's a big prize. that's exciting. i can't get away from that, and i don't know if it ever makes me sound naive or anything. at the end of the day, i'm willing to take it on. >> reporter: it's a little like guitar nirvana in here. >> it really is. >> reporter: bay, who we met at the gibson show room in new york -- >> i'm always drawn to the weird color. >> reporter: this is a beautiful color. he picked up his first guitar when he was 11. in hitchen, a town abo an hour north of london, he taught himself to play and joined a
>> seeing your name up here was a big deal. this is the holy grail of gigs in hitchen. >> reporter: but bay had greater ambitions. >> giving myself a shot at something momo than the buzz we got from playing in a pub to a lot of p%ople. >> reporter: he started performing solo. >> when i firsgot in front of a mike on stage and it was just me, i started to, you know, find out about what i could do. >> reporter: did you like being up there? >> yeah. yeah, i really did. >> reporter: then a fan posted a video to youtube. >> it had like 20 plays on youtube, 22 maybe. but we got the cl from a record label in new york who found it somehow. and really liked it. >> reporter: what t re you thinking at that point? >> i was thinking, new york?
>> reporter: signed by republic records, suddenly james bay was on his way. did you have a plan b? >> no. well, drawing. not the best plan b, i don't think. i strll love it. >> reporter: he still draws on the road. band mates, rock heroes, selfies, featuring his now signature headgearar where did the hat come from? everybody asks. >> where did the hat come from? it was a very sort of kind of teenage fashion move. [ laughter ] no other way to put it. >> reporter: and you just liked it and it stuck? >> exactly. it comes off. it's not really stuck. i would like to hang around a little longer than i've already hung around and i'll go in that
country. so far, at least 2,000 dogs have been affected in 25 states. adriana diaz is in chicago, site of the first outbreak of that virus. >> reporter: here in chicago, the flu spread so quickly last year, that some shelters had to close their doors to prevent it from spreading. here they've treated more than 300 sick dogs and housed some temporarily while they recover. all ofofhese dogs are healthy, but vets are paying close attention to make sure none develop symptoms. ashley lease walks dogs in the seattle area. she's paying extra close attention to her four legged friends. after warnings about the new strain of dog flu. >> they can get sick just like us. i know how much i hate being sick. >> reporter: county health officials say up to 90 dogs in this kennel may have been exposed to the virus. two have tested positive for the flu, but further tests are needed to confirm it's the new
>> none of the dogs have immunity to fight it off, so you see large numbers of dogs getting ill wn the virus starts to circulate. when dogs are going to dog daycares or dog parks or boarding overnight in fennel facilities, it can spread rapidly. >> reporter: cases showed up last march in chicago and spread quickly. around 2,000 dogs in 24 states have been infected. a vaccine was made available in november. vets say the disease is rarere fatal, but owners should see a vet right away if their dog shows symptoms. >> if your dog doesn't eat well, miss a meal, you see coughing, just bng tired, moping around, it could be a sign of a fever. ifif you see that, give your local veterinarian a call, schedule an appointment, because they'll need to get on some special medications for it. >> reporter: pet owners in the seattle area are concerned. the health department says their
symptoms has been viewed 189,000 times since tuesday. local vets are now stocking up on the vaccine. while the virus is no laughing matter, this viral video features a chicago pup named rbert who is putting on a brave face while recovering from the flu. >> dogs are household members and often times they're like kids in the family and people want to take care of their pets and keep them safe.. >> reporter: humans can't contract the virus, but they can spread it to healthy dogs after close contact with a sick dog. by the way, all of these puppies are available for adoption. so guys, just let me know which one you like. >> that's the "overnight news" for this friday.
news." >> >> gop presidential hopefuls gathered in south carolina last night for one of their final debates before next month's iowa caucus. it was a smaller cast on the main stage, just seven candidates. and at the center of it all was the front runner, donald trump. here's some of what they had to say. >> y know, back in september, my friend donald said he had had his lawyers look at this from everyhich way, and there was no issue there. there was nothing to this birther issue. now, since september, the constitution has. changed. [ laughter ] but the poll numbers have. [ applause ] and i recognize -- i recognize that donald is displayed that his poll numbers are falling in
but the facts and the law here are quite clear, under long standing u.s. law, the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. if a soldier has a child abroad, that child is a natural born citizen. that's why john mccain, even though he was born in panama, was eligible to run for president that's why george romney was eligible to run for president even though he was born in mexico. at the end of the day, it's straightforward. but i would note that the birther theoriess that donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist you must not only be born on u.s. soil, but have two parents born on u.s. soil, under that theory, i would be disqualified, marco rubio would be disqualified, and interestingly enough, donald j.
[ applause ] because donald's mother was born in scotland. she was naturalized. now, donald -- >> but i was born here. >> on the issue of citizenship, donald, i'm not going to use your mother's birth against you. >> because it wouldn't work. >> you're an american, as is everybody else on this stage, and i would suggest we focus on who's best prepared to be commander in chief, because that's the most important question facing the country. [ applause ] >> and if, for some reason he beats the rest of the field, he beats the rest of the field -- see, ty don't like that. [ crowd booing ] no, they don't like that he beats the rest of the field, because they want me. [ laughter ] but if for some reason he beats the rest of the field, i already know the democrats are going to be bringing a suit.
head while you're running. and if you become the nonee, who the hell know it is you can even serve in office. so you should go out, get a declaratory judgment, let the courts decide. >> why now? why are you raise thing issue now sp >> because now he's doing a little bit better. i no, i didn't care before, no, it's true. hey, look, he never had a chance. now he's doing better. he's got probably a 4 or 5% chance. >> thank you, mr. trump. >> the fact is, there's a big overhang. there's a big question mark on your head. >> listen, i've spent my entire life defending the constitution before the u.s. supreme court and i'll tell you, i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> now on the democratic side,
the latest poll in iowa shows hillary clinton just two points ahead of bernie sanders. here's nancy cordes. >> and i have felt for the lt several weeks that we had the wind at our back. >> reporter: sanders' feelings were confirmed today, and the latest poll brought back vivid memories of 2008, when clinton's commanding lead in iowa slipped away at the end. >> i congratulate senator obama. >> reporter: then and now, her powerful campaign, and its war chest, were supposed to overpower insurgent opponents. but it's sanders who is holding larger rallies while clinton sticks to town halls. >> i will fight for you. i will work for you. >> reporter: sanders is also airing more tv ads, reaching voters like tim pool of topeka, iowa. >> i totally agree with senator sanders. you can't have 2% of the people of this country making 400 times
>> reporter: today, sanders surprised clinton with this ad that seemed to be aimed at her. >> there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. >> reporter: the clinton campaign accused him of viololing this longtime promise: >> you're looking at somebody who has never run a negative tv ad in his life and never will. >> reporter: clinton campaign manager robby mook convened a cocoerence call with reporters to drive the point home. >> reporter: but even that was reminiscent of 2008, when clintoroutinely tried to convince voters that senator barack obama was just another politician, not a visionary. scott, she can take heart in the fact that she's still leading in iowa by ten points among those who say they will definitely caucus on february 1st. >> nancy cordes, thanks.
be dominated by the economy, and today oil closed at just over $31 a barrel. since june of 2014, the price has fallen about $75, taking the price of gasoline alononfor the ride. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is with us. jill, that's good news for most people. >> reporter: absolutely. consumers reap a great benefit from low oil. last year, the average household saved $660 at the pump. it's like an unexpected tax refund. and cheap gas prices, along with low interest rates and an improving job market, helped boost auto sales. last year, automakers sold a record 17.4 million cars and light trucks. >> but for a lot of folks in the country, it's bad news, too. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, after a big boom from 2010 to 2014, there is pain in the energy sector. the mining industry -- that includes oil, gas and coal -- lost 129,000 jobs last year. and that's just the direct hit. industries that serve miners,
restaurant near a fracking site, may have been laid off. or a convenience store worker near an oil we had to be let go. but the ripple effects go even deeper. today, realtytrac released its final foreclosure numbers for 2015. while activity is down nationally, it is up in places like texas, north dakota and oklahoma, states that rely at least in part on the energy industry. so cheap oil might help our walls, but when it comes to the overall economy, the news is mixed. >> jill schlesinger, thanks. well, today oil was up 72 cents, and that revived wall stet from its recent swoon. the dow gained 227 points. and in an echo from the financial crash of '08, today goldman sachs agreed to pay $5
peddling rotten mortgages. today, ten prisoners from yemen were released from guantanamo bay and sent to the persian gulf nation of oman. the prison, on a u.s. navy base in cuba, was created to hold terrorism suspects, particularly from the battlefield in afghanistan. many have been held for years without charges. in 2009, president obama said he was ordering the prison closed but congress refused. 93 prisoners remain, down from nearly 700. isis says it was behind the attack today in jakarta, indonesia. bombs and bullets killed two and wounded at least 26. but the five attackers had bigger plans. seth doane is following this for us tonight. seth? >> reporter: good evening, scott. this is another example of isis trying to extend its reach. as more details are emerging, we're learning that the attack,
explosions and a gun battle in central jakarta, could have been much worse. images from the scene show cars with bullet holes and attackers wearing suicide vests. one of those attackers detonated his vest inside a starbucks, but a law enforcement source tells us another attacker died when his vest detonated by accident. indonesia has more muslims than any other country in the world, but it is a country that's known for its mainstream teaching of islam, and the fear here is that isis may be gaining a foothold in southeast asia. >> seth doane in beijing for us tonight. seth, thank you. the attempted assassination of a philadelphia police officer last thursday is also being investigated as terrorism. but fbi director james comey said today there is no evidence the gunman, who you see there, who professed allegiance to isis, belonged to a larger terror cell.
in critical but stable condition. the gunman was arrested. chicago has seen a dramatic spike in shootings this month. since january 1st, the city is averaging a shooting every three hours. adriana diaz is looking into this. >> reporter: just two hours into the new year, 24-year-old deandre holiday was gunned down after a fight at a new year's eve party, the first homicide of a bloody 2016. >> shots fired. i hear shots fired. >> reporter: since january 1st, 110 people have been shot compared to 37 during the same time last year. a nearly 200% increase. >> in terms of crime, it's been a little bit of a frustrating start. >> reporter: john escalante is the acting superintendent of police. his predecessor, garry mccarthy, was fired in december. >> a lot of it is gang conflicts, but also heavily driven by social media. >> reporter: feuds that play out on sites like facebook and
while overall crime was down before the new year, gun violence is soaring. one factor, police officers may be holding back in fear of being the subject of a viral video, a point chicago mayor rahm emanuel was overheard making to attorney general loretta lynch last fall. >> reporter: do you think the police is doing enough? >> i don't know if you can do enough. >> reporter: raydell lacey's 19- year old grandson, eric, was one of the 21 people killed by guns this year. he had just started a job two weeks ago, and hoped to join the navy. saturday, he was shot in the head in an apparent ambush. lacey said he wasn't in a gang. >> before he passed, they say, he said, "we good, we good, y'all?" then we didn't hear him anymore
[ crying ] oh, god, oh, god. >> reporter: to try to curb the violence, the acting superintendent has decentralized thpolice gang unit. now smaller teams are permanently based in communities known for gang activity. stop conflicts before they >> adriana diaz in chicago tonight. adriana, thank you. well, here's a rarity -- a winter hurricane bearing down on the azores, 1,700 miles off portugal. "alex" is the first january hurricane since 1955. forecasters say it could hit the azores tomorrow with 85mph winds. we don't know who the powerbrbl winners are yet, but there are at least three who will share the largege jackpot ever, $1.6 billion. the tickets were sold in the
tennessee, the l.a. suburb of chino hills and in melbourne beach, florida. the lottery boasts that the billions it rakes in goes to help public schools in most states. we wondered how that's working. turns out in michigan, not too well. anna werner is in detroit. >> reporter: photos from detroit's public schools tell the story of dilapidated buildings, many in need of emergency repair, and pest problems. a student shot this video today of a mouse roaming a district high school. patrick bosworth's eighth grade son attends a language magnet school where he says classes are either way too warm or f fezing cold. >> he's gone from one class to the other, where he's wearing a short-sleeve shirt, mnd then he's putting on his winter coat. >> reporter: lottery dollars were designeto help schools like these in detroit. they're often advertised as giving a big boost to education, but often that's not the case.
schools, but only eight spend it specifically on new programs like grants and scholarships. the 19 others, including michigan, do not use lottery profits as additional fundg for public schools. instead, it's used tfund the existing budget. michigan state representative sherry gay danygo. do you think it is misleading to people? >> absolututy. it is misleading. >> reporter: so people who buy tickets thinking, i'm helping education, do you think they're doing as much as they are? >> absolutely. they believe they are but they're absolutely not benefiting education. >> reporter: more than $740 million lottery dollars are given to michigan schools each year. gay danygo says there's no reason the buildings should be in such bad shape. >> i think that our priorities and our values are not aligned. i think we need to dispel the myth that the lottery is helping to improve education because it hasn't. >> reporter: michigan has the 11th largest lottery in the country, with revenues of some
so, scott, that's $740 million that went to schools was just a small portion of that. >> anna a rner in lansing tonight. anna, thank you. today a memorial was held at arlington national cemetery for a tuskegee airman missing in action since 1945. second lieutenant samuel leftenant was in a midair collision while escorting bombers over austria. soldiers carried an empty casket representing his remains and leftenant's sister accepted this flag in his honor. once again there is controversy over the oscar nominations. and, there's big news and we mean big for dinosaur lovers choose to move freely. move free ultra has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. and now try move free night. the first and only 2-in-1
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the oscar nominations were announced today. "the revenant" led with 12, includg best picture, along with "the big short," "bridge of spies," "brooklyn," "mad max: fury road," "the martian," "room" and "spotlight." there were some inspiring performances by black actors, so it surprised many today that all 20 nominees for acting are white.
second year in a row. >> what an exciting morning. >> reporter: the announcement of the academy award nominations this morning wass notable for those who were left off the list as for those who were on it. >> ...d sylvester stallone in "creed." [ applause ] >> this is bigger than they are. they have to listen to us now. >> reporter: will smith was not nominated for his performance in "concussion." nor were idris elba and abraham attah chosen for their critically-acclaimed roles in "beasts of no nation". likewise, tessa thomson and michael b. jordan were ignored for highly praised performances in "creed." instead the oscar nominations went almost exclusively to w wte actors and directors. only the dirtor of "the revenant," alejandro innaritu fromexico, broke into the all- white crowd. the response was immediate. on twitter, hashtag "oscars so white" went viral. it should not have come as a susurise after the same criticism last year. this is how neil patrick harri
>>elcome to the 87th oscars. tonight we honor hollywood's best and whitest -- sorry, brightest. >> reporter: today on "the talk," kevin frazier blamed the demographics of academy votete. >> the academy voters still 94% white, 76% male, and their average age is 63. >> reporter: those voters did select one african-american themededovie. "straight out of compton" was nominated for best original screenplay. the writers are white. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> a classically trained actor
we come back. alan rickman was a born movie villain with a sinuous sneer and a voice that rolled in like a malevolent fog. >> how nice to make your acquaintance. >> rickman's hans gruber tormented bruce willis in "die hard." >> do you really think you have a chance against us, mr. cow by? >> yippee kai-yay. >> mr. potter. our new celebrity. rickman appeared in eight "harry potter" films as severus snape, hogwarts' seemingly sinister professor who ultimately swore his undying love to potter's late mother. >> always. >> alan rickman died of cancer today in london. he was 69. there was a big premier in
scientists call it a titanosaur. the skeleton is 122 feet long, too big to fit in its room. the head and neck poke into the hallway. it probably weighed 70 tons, as much as ten african elephants, when it roamed the forests of south america 100 million years ago. up next, the historic powerball drawing.
hit the jackpot. as we mentioned, one of the three winning powerball tickets was sold in chino hills, california, and mireya villarreal is there. >> chino hills, chino hills, chino hills! >> reporter: you would think someone here actually won the lottery, but most of these people like mike gradilla didn't win anything. they just showed up to celebrate one of the winning tickets being sold here. do you think the winner could be here tonight? >> it's hard to say. if i won i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: 7-11 owner balbir atwal came here in 1981 without knowing a word of english. the outpouring of support you're getting, how great is that? >> do you want to ask these people? >> reporter: you can ask them.
[ applause ] >> reporter: because atwal's store sold the winning ticket, he also gets a piece of the pie, $1 million. he plans to share it with his employees. >> we were the number one lottery in the nation as far as sales go. >> reporter: california sold 386 million dollars worth of powerball l ckets, at one point selling 37,000 per minute. winning tickets were also sold in munford, tennessee, and at a publix store in melbourne beach, florida. >> i was watching the news and just screamed out loud, "oh, my god, my store!" >> reporter: there were also eight $2 million winners and 73 $1 million winners, tickets with only five matching numbers. last night's losers can still dream. saturday's powerball jackpot is a mere $40 million. mireya villarreal, cbs news, chino hills, california. and that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues.