WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 8 - Dr. Battles Pharmaceutical Co.'s In Fight Against Overprescription"The sales for these medications continue to skyrocket, to a point at which the U.S. is now consuming more than 80 percent of the entire world's opioid supply," Dr. Andrew Kolodny told WCBS 880's Irene Cornell.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 7 - Doctors Battle OverprescriptionIt usually takes a celebrity death to grab the headlines, but there have been 100,000 fatal overdoses in this country in the past 10 years because to narcotic painkillers, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 6 - Law Enforcement's New Focus On Painkiller-Related ViolenceNarcotic painkillers and the doctors who prescribe them illegally have become a new focus for law enforcement, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 5 - Staten Island's Drug Death ProblemIn all of New York City, Staten Island has the biggest problem with addiction and death by Oxycontin, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 4 - Ex-NBA Star, Drug Addict Now On MissionHe lost his dream job with the Boston Celtics and nearly lost his life to Oxycontin and heroin, but now he's a man on a mission, traveling the country telling his powerful story to vulnerable kids, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 3 - NBA Star's Downward SpiralAt 21-years-old, Chris Herren was a huge talent in professional basketball, but his drug addiction proved to be even bigger.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 2 - Ex-Addict Recovers To Help OthersHighly addictive opiate based painkillers are with us because they do have legitimate uses. But things can go very wrong, as Gregg Dworkin, now an ex-addict, found out, reported WCBS 880's Irene Cornell.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 1Veteran narcotics detectives, accustomed to shutting down heroin mills and tracking cocaine cartels, have had to learn some new tricks and drug overdose deaths rival those from car crashes, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.

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