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A five gallon container filled  with marijuana. (credit: CBS 2)

2 UPS Employees Arrested With Nearly 40 Pounds Of Marijuana

While watching the place Thursday morning, sources say undercover officers became suspicious when they noticed driver Ruben Jordan loading a box onto a truck he wasn’t assigned to.

08/17/2012

Prescription Drug Pill Bottles (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Dangers Of Attention Drug Addiction

It’s a disturbing trend: Young people ending up in rehab for prescription drug abuse. But it’s not Oxycontin. They’re getting hooked on medications used to treat attention disorders like ADHD.

08/14/2012

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Man Stabbed At Upper West Side Transitional Housing Facility

Police say that the 40-year-old manager of the facility was confronting the individual about whether he had the proper papers to live in the building when the man attacked, stabbing the victim in the chest.

07/20/2012

$11.7 million worth of prescription pills seized from alleged aggregator (credit: Handout via Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

48 Charged In Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Case

The alleged scheme involved high-priced prescription drugs typically used to treat HIV, asthma, and schizophrenia, authorities said.

07/17/2012

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

A.G. Schneiderman Continues Lauding I-STOP Program

Soon, when you got to a doctor in New York, he or she will be able to see all of the prescriptions you’ve had for painkillers.

07/16/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (file / credit: AG's Office)

Schneiderman Lauds Passage Of I-STOP Prescription History Check Program

Amid a recent trend of abuse and violence involving prescription painkillers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday lauded a new measure aimed at stemming the problem.

06/27/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 12 – NYS Health Dept. Gets Retooled For Prescription Drug Abuse

Terry O’Leary, the new head of the New York State Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, has his work cut out for him, retooling an agency to deal with the overprescribing of prescription painkillers.

05/25/2012

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Suffolk County Grand Jury Addresses Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The panel has offered several solutions and recommendations to address the epidemic after hearing testimony from 38 witnesses and considering 123 exhibits.

05/24/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 10 – Mother Distrusts Doctors After Son’s Overdose Death

Maria Basmas just experienced her first Mother’s Day without her son Christopher. He died in October after overdosing on prescription painkillers. He was only 29-years-old.

05/23/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 9 – Recovering Painkiller Addict Blames Doctors For Epidemic

Recovering painkiller addict Michel Green told WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell he was shocked when, after experiencing knee pain, a doctor offered him another addictive painkiller.

05/22/2012

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Seen At 11: Customs Officials Launch Crackdown On Khat

Customs officials at New York area airports are cracking down on a drug called khat. Authorities at JFK’s International Postal Facility told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello that they are seizing the drug by the ton.

05/21/2012

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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.

05/21/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 7 – Doctors Battle Overprescription

It 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.

05/20/2012

Galioto (L) And Class (R) Credit:NJ State Police

Police: New Jersey Couple Arrested With Massive Amounts Of Drugs, Guns, And Cash

New Jersey State Police have arrested a Middletown Township couple for drug distribution and possession of a massive cache of weapons.

05/19/2012

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