We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
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.
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.
In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
A Delaware man who was pulled over for a vehicle registration violation is now facing drug charges.
Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia early Monday morning.
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.
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.
“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.
Two doctors from New York and New Jersey are among 22 people charged in a ring that federal prosecutors say trafficked in and sold millions of dollars’ worth of oxycodone tablets to people across the region.