Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Children's Doctor Weighs In On FDA Approval Of Oxycontin For KidsDr. Catherine Soprano, a pediatrician at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, says at times there is need for such a medication if the child has significant pain from illness, surgery or trauma.
Local Doctor, Assistant Charged With Taking $$$ for Narcotics PrescriptionsWilliam O'Brien III, 49, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and his receptionist, 29-year-old Angela Rongione, have been charged with illegally distributing Oxycodone and Xanax.
Prescription Drugs Killing Young AdultsLast year, in Delaware, more young adults died from overdoses of prescription drugs than automobile accidents and the CDC points to a national problem as well.
Medical Organizations Warn Of Widespread Addiction To OpioidsThe American Academy of Neurology warns that the risk of using opioids for headache, back pain and other chronic pain is not worth the risk.
Man Wearing Skeleton Mask Robs Hundreds Of Oxycontin Pills From Montgomery County CVSPolice are searching for the suspect who wore a skeleton-style mask and stole nearly 600 pain-killing pills from a Montgomery County pharmacy.
The Overprescribing Of Opioids A Major Cause For ConcernWe have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
Prescription Drug Abuse Leads To Monitoring Of Pain MedsPrescription 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.
Health: Deaths From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Rise Sharply Among WomenThere's been a dramatic increase in the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses.
Doctors As Drug PushersThree 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.
Reformulated Oxycontin Leads Drug Abusers To OpanaLaw enforcement agencies are on alert for people who are willing to acquire a powerful painkiller called Opana at point of gun.
Former Hatboro Police Detective Accused Of TheftThe Pennsylvania Attorney General says a former Hatboro police detective is under arrest accused of using his position of authority to steal evidence and use confidential informants to buy drugs for his personal use.