Overdose Death Added To Area Doctor's Charges In Pill Mill CaseA Philadelphia-area doctor already charged with trading painkillers for cash and sex is facing new charges that include an overdose death.
Dispatcher Admits Robbing Two Pharmacies In DeptfordA Runnemede, New Jersey man who was a Burlington County emergency dispatcher has admitted robbing two pharmacies in Deptford in which Oxycodone pills were taken.
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.
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.
Ex-NJ Police Officer Admits Selling Painkillers Federal prosecutors say a former police officer who worked at a southern New Jersey college has admitted selling prescription painkillers to an undercover federal agent.
New Oxycodone Pill Designed To Prevent AbuseThe FDA has approved an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse.
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.
Managing End-Of-Life PainThere is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.
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.
New Jersey Report Links Corrupt Doctors To Drug AbuseA new state report finds illicit medical practices run by unscrupulous entrepreneurs and corrupt physicians are fueling prescription drug and heroin abuse and distribution in New Jersey.
Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On 'Legal' DrugsIn the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.
Montgomery County Doctor Convicted In Oxycodone RingA Montgomery County doctor has been convicted of conspiracy, money laundering and illegal distribution of oxycodone that federal authorities said resulted in the overdose death of a man.
Local Doctor, 79, Gets Seven Years in Prison For Dealing Prescription Drugs