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10 Years for Doc in Pain Pill Case
A judge has thrown the book at a Long Island doctor who illegally prescribed pain pills for addicts and, the judge said, showed no remorse.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Deputies: Man sold prescription pain pills
Deputies arrested a Beaufort County man for allegedly selling prescription pain medication.
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's How Specially Formulated Pills Keep Addicts From Abusing Them
It started in the 1990s, when doctors began prescribing opioids more frequently as a way to treat both chronic and short-term pain.
Magistrate alters sentence for drug trafficker
A REFORMED Rebels bikie gang member who ran a "hillbilly heroin" prescription medication ring in Camperdown has successfully applied to be resentenced.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Prescription drug abuse growing despite efforts to curb problem
Recovering prescription drug addict Jessica Wornkey-Immediato talks about her struggles and the benefits of methadone treatment programs at the Center for Change, 1333 N. Broadway.
VA makes changes to prescription pain killer policy
The Veterans Administration has a new policy designed to reduce dependency on pain killers such as morphine and oxycodone.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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Prescription drugs and their well-documented dangers
Prescription drugs are a more serious problem than ever in our society, and the drugs have been at the center of several high-profile robberies and killings over the past few years.
Inspire By Example rides through Sudbury
Addiction is a disease, and that disease is progressive. For Chris Cull, his disease lead him to hit rock bottom.
Prescription painkillers becoming a gateway to heroin addiction
JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sheeley's Drug Store owner Dan Iannielli behind the counter of his store in Scranton.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Meth, heroin deaths climb in S.D.
That's the methamphetamine and heroin coursing through San Diego County streets, and the surge is continuing to claim more and more lives.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The York Daily Record
Legal but dangerous: Locals work to curb prescription drug abuse
Phil Bauer poses for a portrait on June 27 at his West Manchester Township home in front of photos of his son, Mark Bauer, who died in 2004 from a prescription drug overdose.
The Orlando Sentinel
State must drive back heroin as it did pill mills
When Charles Dickens penned " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, " it wasn't meant as commentary on Florida's modern war on drugs.
New York pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in 2 patients' overdose deaths
A doctor authorities say sold pain pill prescriptions to an addict who later killed four people in a pharmacy holdup was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday in the overdose deaths of two patients.
Popping prescription pills can push kids to heroin abuse: Anne Reeves
There are many people living in pain who legitimately need the relief provided by prescription drugs.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
KLAS-TV Las Vegas
Crackdown on pain medication coming
Las Vegas valley doctors may soon have a much harder time writing prescriptions for pain management.
Jury Nears Verdict In Trial Of Dr. Stan Li
After a week of deliberations, a jury is close to reaching a verdict in the case of a doctor accused of peddling pills.
County 10 News
Police Blotter: Arrests; Girl struck by car while riding bicycle;...
Here is Thursday's recap of law enforcement activity around the county in the past 24 hours.
Ex-Cape lecturer arrested in US
Eronini Megwa, 59, lectured at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology from 1993 until 2003 before joining California State University, where he was an associate professor until 2007.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Windsor Star
Lakeshore OPP arrest three in drug raid
Two men and a woman are facing drug charges after Lakeshore OPP raided a residence and found pot and oxycodone pills on Tuesday.