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.
Delco DA Wants Law Changed To Allow Cops To Carry Anti-Overdose DrugDistrict 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. Toomey Focuses On Rx Drug Abuse Problem At Delco PresentationToomey (third from left) was joined during the hourlong session by the County Council, the Delaware County DA, and other interested parties.