Prescription Drug Abuse

Montco Attorney Gets Long Prison Term For Selling Pills to Undercover CopGregory Noonan, of Lansdale, was disbarred after he was arrested selling more than 300 oxycodone pills to an undercover police officer in Philadelphia last December.
Corrupt Philadelphia Cop Gets Long Prison Sentence For Ripping Off Drug DealersUS District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done "more harm than I can fathom."
Another Area Doctor and Assistant Charged with Writing Drug Prescriptions IllegallyDelaware County DA Jack Whelan says Dr. Steven Friedman of Newtown Square and his receptionist, Margaret McGowan, were arrested after a five-month investigation.
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.
Christie To Hold Prescription Drug Abuse EventThe Republican governor has made combatting drug addiction one of his signature issues as he weighs a run for president in 2016.
Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug AbuseThe 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.
New Guidelines Rein In Prescription Pain Drugs in Pa. Emergency Rooms 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 Seek Extra-Large Man Who Robbed Two Drugstores in SuburbsPolice say he shouldn’t be hard to miss: he’s described as six feet tall and could weigh between 300 and 350 pounds.
South Jersey Doctor's License Lifted Over Narcotics Prescriptions New Jersey officials have temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr. Adam Gilliss of Merchantville over allegations that he improperly prescribed narcotic painkillers.
Montco 'Pill Mill' Father and Son Want New TrialThe 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.
In Philadelphia, Seeking Answers for Prescription Drug Abuse in CollegesThe conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Crackdown on 'Pill Mills'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.