Prescription Drug Abuse
The Republican governor has made combatting drug addiction one of his signature issues as he weighs a run for president in 2016.
The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.
Dr. Ted Christopher was on the governor’s task force creating new statewide guidelines for how pain drugs should be administered in emergency departments throughout Pennsylvania.
Police say he shouldn’t be hard to miss: he’s described as six feet tall and could weigh between 300 and 350 pounds.
New Jersey officials have temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr. Adam Gilliss of Merchantville over allegations that he improperly prescribed narcotic painkillers.
The motion claims the defendants rights to a fair trial were violated because prosecutors knew the lead defense attorney in the case was under criminal investigation and failed to tell the judge.
The conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.
A City Council committee has approved a bill that gives new powers to the city’s health department to identify and shut down operations that dispense prescription drugs without medical necessity.
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.