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Prescription Drug Abuse

(Delco DA Jack Whelan, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco DA Wants Law Changed To Allow Cops To Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

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.


(US Sen. Pat Toomey, third from left, conducts a hearing about prescription drug abuse in Delaware County.  Credit: David Madden)

US Sen. Toomey Focuses On Rx Drug Abuse Problem At Delco Presentation

Toomey (third from left) was joined during the hourlong session by the County Council, the Delaware County DA, and other interested parties.


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Doctor Shopping Is Illegal

How can it be illegal to fill a prescription if actually given by a doctor?


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Montco Doctor, 73, Gets 25 Years For Pushing Pills, Causing Addict’s Death

Federal prosecutors say Dr. Norman Werther of Abington distributed over one million pills, including some to an addict who died.


(The US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Feds Say Montco Doc’s Illegal Prescription Killed Its Recipient

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.


(Zane Memeger, US attorney for the Philadelphia region.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Health, Legal Experts Explore Solutions Against Rising Tide of Prescription Drug Abuse

Law enforcement officials were joining academics and health experts at Villanova University for a summit on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.



Get Rid Of Your Old Drugs

Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.


Gloucester Twp., NJ Police Officer Nabbed In Rx Pills Sting

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.



Drexel Hill EMT Charged With Stealing, Drinking Leftover Morphine

Ronald Ferrell, 35, faces a dozen counts of theft, acquisition of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property.


(Photos from Montco DA's ofc.)

Montgomery County Doctor Accused Of Running Prescription Pill Mill

“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.