Medicare Dispensed Over $4.1 Billion To SeniorsWith an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015.
Fentanyl Use A Growing Problem In New JerseyAccording to the Drug Enforcement Administration, it's a synthetic drug that is often mixed with heroin and 40 to 50 times more powerful.
Report: Long Island Drug Deaths On The Rise, Concerns Over Fentanyl UseA new report indicates drug deaths on Long Island have gone up.
Fentanyl Deaths On Long Island SkyrocketForty-two people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses in the past 15 months.
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Warns Of Deadly Drug FentanylAl Della Fave said the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office sees fentanyl rear its ugly head every once in a while as dealers cut it in with heroin.
Ocean County Officials Warn Of Lethal Batch Of HeroinDespite heroin being available in highly concentrated forms, the spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Al Della Fave, said dealers are always looking to super-charge their product.
Dr. Stan Li Testifies He Kept Prescribing Powerful Drugs Despite Warning SignsA doctor who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients testified Monday that he continued to prescribe powerful painkillers even after he had learned that a patient had been hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.
Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat Growing Heroin CrisisDemocratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the "Community Conversation on Heroin,'' at Waterbury City Hall.
Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat 'Exploding' Heroin CrisisConnecticut's U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.
Prosecutor: Heroin To Blame For Most Ocean County OverdosesOfficials said prescription pills go for about $20 or $25 each on the black market, but a hit of heroin is just $3 to $5.
NYPD Questions 4 On Possible Drug Sales To Philip Seymour HoffmanThe NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office Issues Heroin WarningThe Forensic Toxicology Laboratory has analyzed evidence linked to two of the cases and said the substance originally believed to be heroin, actually contained fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole.