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L.A. Takes On Prescription Drug Swaps

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L.A. Takes On Prescription Drug Swaps

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L.A. Takes On Prescription Drug Swaps

L.A. Takes On Prescription Drug Swaps

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Across the country, prescription drugs are sold without prescriptions at Latino swap meets and at neighborhood stores called botanicas. In Central America, buying penicillin or tetracycline over the counter is common. But the misuse of antibiotics creates several health risks. Los Angeles County has created a task force to inspect and bust botanicas countywide.

From Capitol Public Radio, Kelley Weiss reports.

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