By ERIC EYRE
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the federal government’s alliance with drug companies to conceal the number of prescription opioids supplied to pharmacies across the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Justice Department are hiding their reasons for wanting to keep the pain-pill information under wraps.
The DEA and DOJ have asked a judge to reject The Washington Post’s request to unveil sections of a legal brief filed by the federal agencies to support their bid to shield the pill data from being made public.
The Post and HD Media, which includes the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Herald-Dispatch, are seeking to obtain the opioid shipment numbers from 2006 to 2014.
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