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Heroin on the rise in Maine as state crackdown on prescription opiates paves the way
Now stronger, easier to score and cheaper than other drugs, heroin has made a comeback in Maine over the past year.
Fri May 24, 2013
Portsmouth Daily Times
Direct drug deaths decline in Scioto County
At a funeral directors conference on Friday hosted by Scioto County Coroner Dr. Darren Adams, the 2012 drug death statistics in Scioto County were revealed.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Police: Bean Station pharmacy victims shot execution-style
The four people in a Bean Station drug store obeyed when a former police officer held them at gunpoint Thursday morning and ordered them to kneel behind a counter, officials said.
Updated: Montclair doctor convicted on 16 counts
Durante, 59, was convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday, May 22, for his role in a scheme that provided prescriptions for more than 70,000 oxycodone pills, according to a release distributed by the United States Attorney District of New Jersey.
Judge Won't Alter Delaware Pharmacist's Pain Pills Sentence
A federal judge in Delaware has refused to alter the 20-year prison sentence he gave a former pharmacist who illegally distributed 45,000 Oxycodone pain pills.
Mother shares sons' drug pain
Her sons used marijuana, methamphetamine , and also injected the prescription drug Oxycontin.
Thu May 23, 2013
Man accused of stealing dying amputeea s prescriptions
A dying man's friend who helped him after his leg was amputated is accused of stealing his Oxycodone and Opana prescriptions and fabricating them to receive dozens of pain medication doses for his own use, according to a statewide grand jury presentment.
Wheat Ridge doctor pleads guilty in oxycodone pill mill case
Jefferson County osteopath Kevin Clemmer pleaded guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone, a synthetic opiate, in U.S. District Court in Denver on Thursday.
Abuse of painkiller drugs is an epidemic in the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of painkillers prescribed in a single year could medicate every adult living in the U.S. around the clock.
The News Item
District Court, Gembic: Thursday, May 23, 2013
The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Daily Gazette
Prosecutors: Doctor had a cohort
STERLING – A local doctor accused of illegally dispensing drugs that led to the deaths of at least 3 people hired a physician to issue prescriptions when he was absent, federal prosecutors say.
NBC New York
I-Team: NYC Targets Pain Pills as Latest Health Scourge
More New Yorkers find themselves addicted to doctor-prescribed narcotics, and increasingly the city is treating the problem as a public health crisis.
The Jersey Journal
Man sold drugs out home, Chatham Borough cops say
Detective Daniel Walsh received information on March 25 that drugs were being sold out of the home, police said.
More women arrested for pain pills stresses jails
Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the Knoxville News Sentinel three of the four counties in his district have overcrowded jails, largely because of an increase in women being arrested.
Burlington Times News
In Superior Court: Man pleads to selling drugs near high school
A Mebane man pleaded guilty last week to selling drugs near Williams High School and to being a habitual felon Malcolm Devon Blue, 25, of East Oakwood Street, Mebane, pleaded guilty May 14 to manufacturing, selling, delivering or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Contra Costa Times
50 explosive devices found in Belmont home, police say
Police discovered 50 M-80 type explosives in a Belmont home they searched after allegedly catching a resident with several pounds of pot and hundreds of pain pills, authorities said Monday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Where to get rid of unneeded prescriptions in Fairfax Co.
When 24-year-old Caitlin Acosta of Falls Church, Va., was just 12 she reached into the family medicine cabinet and changed her life forever.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale pill mill doctor will go to prison
The doctor admitted there were clues that he was working at a Fort Lauderdale pill mill - his salary went up 400 percent, the "chaotic" waiting room overflowed with patients from out of town and he was told to give everyone the maximum number of pain pills.
Acworth CVS Employee Took, Sold Prescription Drugs
An Acworth woman who worked at the Baker Road CVS Pharmacy has admitted to stealing thousands of prescription pills from her job and selling them.
Fri May 17, 2013
Minn. doctors caught by prescription drug abuse
Minnesota doctors say prescription drug abuse is a severe problem in the state and they often feel caught between patients who need pain medication and those who say they should do more to curb abuse.