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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 11 – Undoing The Damage Of The Painkiller Push

Major pharmaceutical companies saw dollar signs when they first began to push doctors to freely prescribe powerful opiate-based painkillers for just about anything, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported. Now there is a major public health crisis.

05/24/2012

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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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Russian Beauty Queen Accused Of Hoarding Pills During Treatment Ordered In NYC

Prosecutors say a former Miss Russia has been hoarding pills to try to get high while in court-ordered drug treatment.

03/20/2012

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

51 Pounds Of Meth Seized At New Jersey Turnpike Rest Area

Four New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.

08/01/2011

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Narcotics Investigators Raid Heroin Packaging Mill In Fort Lee

Officials said over $1.5 million in heroin was seized and 10 members of an alleged narcotics trafficking ring were arrested yesterday in Fort Lee.

04/29/2011