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Managing End-Of-Life Pain

There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.

04/04/2014

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The Overprescribing Of Opioids A Major Cause For Concern

We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.

11/21/2013

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Prescription Drug Abuse Leads To Monitoring Of Pain Meds

Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.

11/06/2013

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New Jersey Report Links Corrupt Doctors To Drug Abuse

A new state report finds illicit medical practices run by unscrupulous entrepreneurs and corrupt physicians are fueling prescription drug and heroin abuse and distribution in New Jersey.

07/10/2013

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Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On ‘Legal’ Drugs

In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.

07/09/2013

Montgomery County Doctor Convicted In Oxycodone Ring

A Montgomery County doctor has been convicted of conspiracy, money laundering and illegal distribution of oxycodone that federal authorities said resulted in the overdose death of a man.

06/11/2013

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Local Doctor, 79, Gets Seven Years in Prison For Dealing Prescription Drugs

By Mike DeNardo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Elkins Park doctor today was sentenced to jail time for running what the feds call a “pill mill” out of his South Philadelphia office. Dr. Richard Minicozzi, 79, […]

01/29/2013

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Investigation Of South Jersey Brothers Leads To Drug Charges

An investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs in Gloucester Township led to the arrest of two brothers who are now charged with dealing.

01/08/2013

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Feds Say Montco Doc’s Illegal Prescription Killed Its Recipient

Federal prosecutors say Dr. Norman Werther knowingly sold oxycodone to a person identified only as “N. B.,” a person that Werther knew was a drug addict.

11/29/2012

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Doctors As Drug Pushers

Three types of ‘patients’ turn to doctors for pain medication: those who are in pain, those who are addicted to the drugs and those who are filling prescriptions only to sell the drugs on the street.

11/01/2012

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Delaware Man Pulled Over For Registration Violation Now Faces Drug Charges

A Delaware man who was pulled over for a vehicle registration violation is now facing drug charges.

07/06/2012

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Armed Suspect Steals Pain-Killers From Northeast Philadelphia Rite Aid

Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia early Monday morning.

05/21/2012

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Delaware Mother, Son Accused Of Selling Narcotic Painkillers

Delaware State police say 47-year-old Cherry Reed and her 26-year-old son, Wayne Reed, were arrested Thursday evening at the University Plaza Shopping Center.

03/18/2012

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Promising New Painkiller Raises Concern Over Drug Abuse

Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation’s second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.

12/27/2011

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Montgomery County Doctor Accused Of Running Prescription Pill Mill

“He created drug addicts. He fed drug addicts and he provided drugs for drug dealers to sell on the street,” Montgomery county DA Risa Ferman said.

10/27/2011

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