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Published January 23, 2012, 09:40 AM

Meth fills hospitals with burn patients

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment — a burden so costly that it's contributing to the closure of some burn units.

By: JIM SALTER, Associated Press

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