Medical Organizations Warn Of Widespread Addiction To OpioidsThe American Academy of Neurology warns that the risk of using opioids for headache, back pain and other chronic pain is not worth the risk.
Man Wearing Skeleton Mask Robs Hundreds Of Oxycontin Pills From Montgomery County CVSPolice are searching for the suspect who wore a skeleton-style mask and stole nearly 600 pain-killing pills from a Montgomery County pharmacy.
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.
Health: Deaths From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Rise Sharply Among WomenThere's been a dramatic increase in the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses.
Doctors As Drug PushersThree types of 'patients' turn to doctors for pain medication: those who are in pain, those who are addicted to the drugs and those who are filling prescriptions only to sell the drugs on the street.
Reformulated Oxycontin Leads Drug Abusers To OpanaLaw enforcement agencies are on alert for people who are willing to acquire a powerful painkiller called Opana at point of gun.
Former Hatboro Police Detective Accused Of TheftThe Pennsylvania Attorney General says a former Hatboro police detective is under arrest accused of using his position of authority to steal evidence and use confidential informants to buy drugs for his personal use.
Grand Jury Indicts Marlton Man For Practicing Medicine Without A LicenseA grand jury indicted a South Jersey man who's charged for practicing medicine for years without having a license.
Doctors Being Trained In Narcotic PrescriptionsThe vast majority of physicians find themselves caught between patients who need strong pain medications to deal with chronic problems and manipulative drug addicts just looking for a fix.
Death Of Whitney Houston Draws Attention To Problem Of Prescription Drug AbuseWhile it will take weeks to determine exactly what took her life, one thing is certain: prescription drug abuse in this country is a growing problem.