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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

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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

New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

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.

05/19/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 4 – Ex-NBA Star, Drug Addict Now On Mission

He 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.

05/17/2012

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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

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Suffolk Cops Say Improved Sharing Of Intelligence Helped Nab Alleged Serial Robber

Police said Ronny Lacaliano was caught thanks to the new intelligence-driven policing policy. They allege Lacaliano robbed 19 places to feed a crack addiction.

04/05/2012

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Synthetic Marijuana Still Available In New York Despite Order

In spite of a New York State Health Department order telling stores to stop selling synthetic marijuana, it is still available. The product has been found in stores all around New York, from bodegas in the Bronx to gas stations on Long Island.

04/04/2012

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Long Island Schools Employ New Tactics To ID Intoxicated Students

School districts on Long Island are getting a lesson in drugs. Faculty members and parents are learning how to spot signs of drug use among students.

03/28/2012

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Gotham Gossipist: Courtney Love Tell-All Book Pitched To NYC Literary Elite

Jessica Labrie worked as Courtney Love’s personal assistant from 2010-2011, and that was just enough time to whip up a book proposal.

03/12/2012

Zurana Horton was killed amid crossfire in Brownsville Friday afternoon. (credit: handout)

Over A Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers Busted In Brooklyn After Shooting Of Mother

1800 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn drew the attention of narcotics investigators after a was killed by a stray bullet while picking up her child from school.

02/16/2012

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