Former Mount Vernon Cop Accused Of Forging Prescriptions To Get VicodinA former Mount Vernon police officer was arrested and charged Monday with using a forged prescription to get Vicodin.
Schumer: 'Hard To Believe' Potent New Painkiller Approved Without Protections In PlaceSen. Charles Schumer was joined by family members of people impacted by prescription drug use on Monday, pushing for Zohydro ER to be pulled from shelves.
Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription DrugHydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.
New Database To Help Crack Down On Prescription Drug-Related Crime In N.Y.Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.
City Council Holds Hearing To Address Prescription Drug Abuse EpidemicWitnesses testified that prescription painkiller abuse has become a major multimillion dollar drug epidemic in the city.
NY Attorney General Wants New Tool To Fight Prescription Drug AddictionEric Schneiderman wants to see a new real time database that would report and track certain controlled substances to prevent doctor shopping.
Sen Schumer: 'Super Painkillers Could Lead To Violent Robberies'A U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of super painkillers now under review could lead to violent robberies.
Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Prescription Drugs In Wake Of Medford Pharmacy MassacreOn Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer said that the abuse of prescription narcotics is reaching levels not seen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s.