WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 11 - Undoing The Damage Of The Painkiller PushMajor 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.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 6 - Law Enforcement's New Focus On Painkiller-Related ViolenceNarcotic painkillers and the doctors who prescribe them illegally have become a new focus for law enforcement, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
Russian Beauty Queen Accused Of Hoarding Pills During Treatment Ordered In NYCProsecutors say a former Miss Russia has been hoarding pills to try to get high while in court-ordered drug treatment.
51 Pounds Of Meth Seized At New Jersey Turnpike Rest AreaFour New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.
Narcotics Investigators Raid Heroin Packaging Mill In Fort LeeOfficials said over $1.5 million in heroin was seized and 10 members of an alleged narcotics trafficking ring were arrested yesterday in Fort Lee.