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Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Adam Banner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?

Zach Carter

Key Democrat Says Drug Companies Have 'Hijacked' FDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway criticized the Food and Drug Administration's cozy relationship with pharmaceutical companies, saying that the a...

Former GOP Congressman's Son Sentenced For Selling Oxycodone To High School Students

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

George Washington Crane V, the son of former Rep. Phil Crane (R-Ill.), was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone pills to high ...

OJ Simspon's Ex-Girlfriend Sentenced For Stealing Drugs

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A former girlfriend of O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 45 days in jail after a reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in Min...

NYC Doctor Charged In $10M Oxycodone-Trafficking Ring

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City doctor was charged with running an interstate smuggling ring that trafficked $10 million worth of oxycodone across se...

Prescription Painkillers Mixed With Alcohol: A Deadly Mix

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

High schools and colleges across our nation need to be aware of this growing threat and the need to educate students about the dangers of prescription drug misuse along with excessive drinking and illegal drug abuse.

David Lohr

Fleeing Stripper Who Wriggled Out Of Handcuffs Gets 15 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

Brittany Miles, a 23-year-old exotic dancer, has been sentenced to 15 years for a high-speed chase that left a motorcyclist dead and a Florida sheriff...

Despite Advances, Pain Is Still a Pain to Deal With

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Ever since medicine first figured out how to relieve the horrific pain of surgery with something more effective than a swig of whiskey, we have been on a quest to further prevent and treat all manner of human pain.

CVS Stores Lose Licenses Over Suspicious Drug Sales

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration decided to revoke the controlled substance licenses of two CVS Caremark Corp drugstores in ...

FDA Cracking Down On Unapproved Oxycodone

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration says it will begin cracking down on companies that market versions of the painkiller oxycodone which ha...

Feds' Prescription Drug Crackdown May Hit Big Chain

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

* CVS says stores had nothing to gain from selling pills * US govt cracking down on prescription pain killer abuse By Ia...

Unhealthy Oxycodone Rewards at Walgreens

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.18.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

In Florida, where 85 percent of Oxycodone was allegedly distributed last year, it was estimated that at the beginning of 2011, seven Floridians died a day from overdoses from prescription drugs.

Official: 'We've Got A Problem' With Prescription Drugs

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analys...

Judge Was Buying Pills And Having Sex During Court Breaks, Officials Claimed

AP | SHEILA BURKE | Posted 04.04.2012 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge was so addicted to prescription drugs during his final two years on the bench, he was having sex and buying pill...

Mom Allegedly Drops Kid Off At McDonald's, Passes Out On Pills In Car

Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman was found passed out on pain pills in her car while her son played inside a Deltona McDonald's, sheriff's deputies told the News-Journ...

Report: Medical Examiner Released Thousands Of Pain Pills Into Black Market

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.06.2012 | Miami

More than 3,600 narcotic pills have gone missing from the Broward County Medical Examiner's office and have likely entered the local pain pill black m...

New York State Sees Sharp Increase In Oxycodone Drug Use and Abuse

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

A new report issued by the New York state attorney general reveals a staggering 82 percent increase in oxycodone prescriptions from from 2007 to 2010....

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Powerful New Drug Has Experts Worried

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine, which has addiction exper...

Ex-Dolphins Player Among 280 Arrested In Broward Drugs and Prostitution Sweep

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 12.02.2011 | Miami

South Florida has 280 less reasons to worry after a massive multi-agency bust in Broward County. Nearly three hundred street-level drug dealers, prost...

Toddler Overdoses On Dad's Oxycodone

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Manuel Rivera, a 31-year-old Clifton, Colo. father pleaded guilty to the Oxycodone overdose death of his 17-month-old toddler daughter, the Grand Junc...

Drug Ring Sold OxyCodone Out Of Ice Cream Truck: Cops

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Customers of a Lickety Split ice cream truck got more than soft serve with their orders, cops said. The Daily News reports that police have busted ...

World's Largest Drug Company Gets Even Larger

AP | Marley Seaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday it will buy a company specializing in pain drugs in a $3.6 billion deal meant to shore up the portfolio of t...

Levi Johnston's Mom Pleads Guilty, Will Do Prison Time

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PALMER, Alaska — The mother of the man former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol had planned on marrying has reached a plea deal in her ...