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JOSHUA LYON is a journalist who has worked for several magazines including Interview, Conde Nast Traveler, V Life, and Jane. He has also contributed to New York, Out, Vice and Nylon, and was a field producer for the award-winning Sundance Channel documentary series TransGeneration.

His memoir Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Pain Killer Addict is published by Hyperion and all began with a small investigative piece on online pharmacies, for Jane magazine.

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