Prescription Drug Abuse
District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.
Toomey (third from left) was joined during the hourlong session by the County Council, the Delaware County DA, and other interested parties.
How can it be illegal to fill a prescription if actually given by a doctor?
Federal prosecutors say Dr. Norman Werther of Abington distributed over one million pills, including some to an addict who died.
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.
Law enforcement officials were joining academics and health experts at Villanova University for a summit on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.
Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.
A South Jersey police officer is charged with illegally buying prescription drugs while on the job. It’s a job he won’t be holding much longer.
Ronald Ferrell, 35, faces a dozen counts of theft, acquisition of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property.
“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.