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

Brooklyn Doctor Charged For Illegally Selling Prescription Pills

A physician for 34 years, Dr. Schiller Desgrottes was charged Wednesday with the illegal sale of more than 200 prescriptions for 41,000 oxycodone pills.

10/29/2014

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2 Arrests Made Stemming From Drug Sales In Derek Boogaard’s Death

A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose.

09/09/2014

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N.J. Pharmacy Owner, 15 Others Charged In Oxycodone Distribution Scheme

The owner of a pharmacy in Belleville, New Jersey was accused along with 15 others Wednesday with running a scheme to obtain and distribute oxycodone fraudulently.

08/13/2014

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2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

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New York Doctor Gets 10 Years For Illegally Distributing Painkillers

A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

Dr. Cheryl Karcher leaves the 19th Precinct police station July 9, 2014. (Credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Park Avenue Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher Arrested For Alleged Prescription Drug Scam

Karcher is accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions using former and current patients’ names without their knowledge, sources said.

07/09/2014

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

Dr. Stan Li Admits To Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs, Painkillers To Suicidal Patient

Continuing his testimony in his own defense Wednesday, Dr. Stan Li admitted that he was prescribing psychiatric drugs and painkillers to an emotionally fragile young woman.

06/25/2014

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6 Accused Of Drug Trafficking Out Of Bronx Grocery Store

According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the successful drug trade at the store also led to violence.

06/24/2014

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

Dr. Stan Li Testifies He Kept Prescribing Powerful Drugs Despite Warning Signs

A 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.

06/23/2014

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Long Island Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Doctor To Get Oxycodone, Xanax

A Long Island man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he pretended to be a doctor in order to get fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone and Xanax filled.

06/05/2014

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Woman Testifies About Boyfriend’s Death After Taking Powerful Drugs From Dr. Stan Li

A woman described how she found her boyfriend dead, in testimony at the Manhattan trial of Dr. Stan Li – who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients.

05/30/2014

Prescription Pills. (Credit: CBS 2)

Federal Agents Arrest Long Island Doctor In Ongoing Painkiller Prescription Crackdown

Dr. Michael Randall is the latest physician to be arrested in the federal and state crackdown on doctors who illegally pedal painkillers.

05/21/2014

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LI Doctor Accused Of Supplying Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions Pleads Guilty

Dr. Eric Jacobson faces 7 to 9 years in prison under a plea deal for illegally prescribing oxycodone and other powerful painkillers to scores of patients. If convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to 20+ years in prison.

05/05/2014

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Patient Testifies Dr. Stan Li Prescribed Him Several Powerful Drugs At Once

A patient testified Monday that Dr. Stan Li prescribed him half a dozen powerful medications at once and showed no concern when he complained about side effects.

05/05/2014

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Former Receptionist: Dr. Stan Li Traded Prescriptions For Cash

A Queens doctor ran his office like a popular deli, where up to 100 patients a day would take numbers, wait their turn and then pay cash for painkiller prescriptions, a former receptionist at the clinic testified Wednesday.

04/23/2014

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