Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.
Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.
The charges were announced in an indictment Thursday against 58-year-old Stan Li.
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.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 6 – Law Enforcement’s New Focus On Painkiller-Related Violence
Narcotic painkillers and the doctors who prescribe them illegally have become a new focus for law enforcement, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.
Eric Schneiderman wants to see a new real time database that would report and track certain controlled substances to prevent doctor shopping.
In the wake of skyrocketing and violent drug store robberies on Long Island, pharmacists gathered in Suffolk County on Tuesday for specialized security training. Pharmacists shared chilling and harrowing experiences.
The family of one of the victims killed in the Medford pharmacy massacre says they are filing a lawsuit against a number of defendants, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the owner of the pharmacy where the killings took place.
Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.
Pharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.
The Pharmacy Safety Initiative is a three-pronged attack to keep pharmacy workers safe in the wake of several deadly robberies.
From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.
Dr. Frank Telang was arrested at his home in Port Jefferson Station at 8:15 a.m., according to federal authorities.
State records show that Dr. Eric Jacobson prescribed thousands of painkillers to David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady in the months before Laffer killed four people at a Medford pharmacy.
Authorities said Dr. Leonard Stambler of Baldwin Harbor was writing large numbers of prescriptions for Oxycodone to patients who were then believed to be reselling or abusing the medication.