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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (file/credit: Schneiderman For AG)/ Prescription drug bottles (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York State Law Aimed At Ending Prescription Drug Abuse Takes Effect

As of Tuesday, doctors must check a patient’s narcotic prescription history before issuing or refilling a prescription.

08/27/2013

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 2 – Ex-Addict Recovers To Help Others

Highly 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.

05/15/2012

John Capano

Lawmakers Gearing Up To Put An End To Painkiller Prescription ‘Doctor Shopping’

A grand jury probe into “doctor shopping” on Long Island is underway in the aftermath of the Medford pharmacy massacre and the New Year’s Eve killing of an off-duty ATF agent in Seaford.

01/03/2012