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Hydrocodone (file/credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drug

Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.

05/06/2013

Victim Jamie Taccetta's family brings flowers and lights candles at Haven Drugs in Medford on Tuesday, June 19, 2011. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Relatives, Friends Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victims Mark 1 Year Since Shootings

One year ago, four people were shot and killed by a man trying to steal prescription drugs from a pharmacy in Medford. Today, friends and family of those victims came together to remember the lives that tragically ended in an instant.

06/19/2012

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

David Laffer Gets Life Without Parole, Wife Gets 25 Years In Medford Pharmacy Massacre

“He is a coward. He has no soul,” said the grandmother of victim Jamie Taccetta, Mary Moran. She later turned to Laffer and said “Burn in hell.”

11/10/2011

Raymond Ferguson (credit: handout)

Wife Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victim Raymond Ferguson Files Claim Against Suffolk Co.

The wife of pharmacist Raymond Ferguson Jr. filed the negligence claim on Sept. 14. Viedya Quail Ferguson is seeking $10 million in damages, according to published reports.

09/28/2011

Melinda Brady (L), David Laffer (R) (credit: Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

David Laffer, Wife Melinda Brady Plead Guilty In Medford Pharmacy Massacre

Assistant DA John Collins called the execution-style shootings at Haven Pharmacy in Medford “the most cold-blooded robbery-homicide in Suffolk County history.”

09/08/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect Laffer, Wife Expected To Plead Guilty

Laffer and Brady were arrested on June 22 in connection with the execution-style murders of four people at Haven Pharmacy on Father’s Day.

09/07/2011

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Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer Indicted On Additional Charges

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota revealed the grisly details of the killings Thursday and said he will seek the maximum punishment for Laffer if convicted.

06/30/2011

Melinda Brady (credit: Kathy Kmonicek,  Pool/AP)

David Laffer & Melinda Brady Under Suicide Watch As Grand Jury Considers Additional Charges In Medford Killings

Brady is jailed on third-degree robbery charges, but prosecutors may upgrade the charges against her for alleged role in the tragedy.

06/27/2011

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Prescription Drugs In Wake Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre

On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer said that the abuse of prescription narcotics is reaching levels not seen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s.

06/26/2011

Raymond Ferguson (credit: Handout)/Jamie Taccetta (credit: Handout)

Raymond Ferguson And Jamie Taccetta, Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victims, Laid To Rest

Friends and family said goodbye Saturday morning to pharmacist Raymond Ferguson and single mother of two, Jamie Taccetta.

06/25/2011

Jennifer Mejia's casket is carried out of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogues on June 23, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To Jennifer Mejia, Youngest Victim In Medford Pharmacy Murders

Thursday night, Mejia was remembered at the Bellport High graduation ceremony. Tributes to her were everywhere: on the stage, in the program. Balloons were released to honor her.

06/24/2011

A photo of Jennifer Mejia is displayed in memory of the 17-year-old student at Bellport High School on Thursday night. (credit: CBS 2)

Medford Pharmacy Shooting Victim Mejia Remembered At Bellport High School Graduation

Wearing purple ribbons on their gowns and writing tributes to Jennifer Mejia on their caps, Bellport High School’s 2011 graduation class tried to have as normal a graduation as possible despite the tragic circumstances.

06/23/2011

Daniel Taccetta, brother of 33-year-old Jamie Taccetta, stands outside the fifth police precinct in Patchogue, NY. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Pharmacy Massacre Victim’s Brother Daniel Taccetta: ‘That Family Took Away My Best Friend’

Daniel Taccetta held up photos of his sister Jamie as he stood outside the police precinct where the man accused of murdering her and three others at a Medford pharmacy is being held.

06/23/2011

A memorial at Haven Drugs in Medford (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Neighbors In Disbelief Over Arrest Of Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer

David Laffer was arrested Wednesday on murder and resisting arrest charges for the execution-style murders of four people at the Haven Pharmacy in Medford.

06/23/2011