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Medford Pharmacy Massacre

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Trial Of Former Queens Doctor Begins After Overdose Deaths

Opening statements began Wednesday in Stan Li’s case. A narcotics prosecutor portrayed him as a drug dealer with a medical degree.

04/02/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on feds to pull potent new painkiller Zohydro ER off shelves, citing no protections to prevent abuse, March 3, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘Hard To Believe’ Potent New Painkiller Approved Without Protections In Place

Sen. 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.

03/03/2014

Hydrocodone (file/credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drug

Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.

05/06/2013

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Pharmacists Tell Horror Stories At Suffolk County Specialized Security Training Seminar

In the wake of skyrocketing and violent drug store robberies on Long Island, pharmacists gathered in Suffolk County on Tuesday for specialized security training. Pharmacists shared chilling and harrowing experiences.

02/14/2012

Medford pharmacy massacre victim Jamie Taccetta’s former husband James Malone (R) and attorney John Ray announce a lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department and others on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victim Filing Lawsuit

The family of one of the victims killed in the Medford pharmacy massacre says they are filing a lawsuit against a number of defendants, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the owner of the pharmacy where the killings took place.

02/09/2012

Oxycodone pills. Abuse of prescription painkillers is reaching epidemic proportions in New York according to the Attorney General. (Credit:CBS2)

N.Y. Attorney General: ‘Prescription Drugs Are Permeating Our Society’

An Oxycodone epidemic is running rampant through New York State, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

01/11/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The 11 Most Talked About Stories Of 2011

From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.

12/26/2011

Police say a man armed with an airgun robbed this CVS Pharmacy on Aug. 15, 2011. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Suffolk Police Investigate Pharmacy Robberies In Selden And Sayville

The robberies come just two months after June’s Medford pharmacy massacre which left four people dead.

08/16/2011

A makeshift memorial at Haven Drugs - Medford, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Haven Drugs, Site Of Medford Massacre, Reopens Early

The Long Island pharmacy where four people were gunned down during a robbery reopened Monday, a week ahead of schedule.

07/25/2011

Melinda Brady (credit: Kathy Kmonicek,  Pool/AP)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect Melinda Brady Charged With First-Degree Robbery

No murder charges were filed Tuesday against the wife accused in connection with Long Island’s pharmacy murders. Instead, Melinda Brady pleaded not guilty to upgraded robbery charges.

07/19/2011

David Laffer was convicted of murdering 4 people in a LI drug store and stealing thousands of painkillers. In the wake of his crime an investigation uncovered a number of dcotors who are suspected of illegally dealing prescription drugs. (credit: AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

Report: David Laffer, Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect, Gets High-Profile Attorney

The man charged with killing four people during a drug holdup at a Long Island pharmacy is now represented by Amy Fisher’s former attorney.

07/08/2011

David Laffer, right, and his attorney Mary Elizabeth Abbate, appear in the courtroom for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip N.Y. Thursday, June 23 2011. (AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer Receives Jury Notice

A Suffolk County official says the 33-year-old, who is charged with killing four people at a Medford pharmacy in June, has been excused from jury duty.

07/07/2011

Melinda Brady (credit: Kathy Kmonicek,  Pool/AP)

David Laffer & Melinda Brady Under Suicide Watch As Grand Jury Considers Additional Charges In Medford Killings

Brady is jailed on third-degree robbery charges, but prosecutors may upgrade the charges against her for alleged role in the tragedy.

06/27/2011