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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

A.G. Schneiderman Continues Lauding I-STOP Program

Soon, when you got to a doctor in New York, he or she will be able to see all of the prescriptions you’ve had for painkillers.

07/16/2012

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Prosecutors: 98 Charged In Connection With Prescription Drug Sales, Distribution

One of those charged, a doctor from Great Neck, is accused of conspiring to distribute oxycodone to “shoppers” he knew were reselling to addicts, prosecutors said.

06/06/2012

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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

Pills allegedly seized by authorities from Jose Garcia Acosta's car (Credit: Handout)

Prosecutors: Prescription Drug Trafficker Caught With Over 3,100 Pills In Westchester

Jose Garcia Acosta bought thousands of prescription painkillers each week on New York City streets and sold them in eastern Massachusetts, making millions of dollars, prosecutors said.

05/23/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 10 – Mother Distrusts Doctors After Son’s Overdose Death

Maria Basmas just experienced her first Mother’s Day without her son Christopher. He died in October after overdosing on prescription painkillers. He was only 29-years-old.

05/23/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 7 – Doctors Battle Overprescription

It usually takes a celebrity death to grab the headlines, but there have been 100,000 fatal overdoses in this country in the past 10 years because to narcotic painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/20/2012

New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

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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L.I. Pizzeria Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Selling Oxycodone Pills From Restaurant

Francesco Miceli is accused of selling Oxycodone hydrochloride pills several times to an undercover police officer at Miceli Brothers Pizzeria and Restaurant.

05/16/2012

Police released this surveillance image of a suspect who they say is part of the Oxycodone ring. (credit: Glen Rock Police Department)

Police: Suspects Used Stolen Doc’s Pad To Fill Oxycodone Prescriptions In N.J., N.Y.

An incident on April 25 tipped off authorities to the drug ring after a woman successfully filled out a prescription at a Glen Rock pharmacy and another man showed up an hour later trying to fill the same prescription.

05/16/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 1

Veteran narcotics detectives, accustomed to shutting down heroin mills and tracking cocaine cartels, have had to learn some new tricks and drug overdose deaths rival those from car crashes, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/14/2012

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City Council Holds Hearing To Address Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Witnesses testified that prescription painkiller abuse has become a major multimillion dollar drug epidemic in the city.

04/25/2012

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Long Island Mom Sentenced For Dealing Prescription Drugs

According to her attorney, Joanne Connelly was a typical middle class soccer mom from Long Island, but prosecutors said otherwise.

03/07/2012

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference on Tuesday. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

NY Attorney General Wants New Tool To Fight Prescription Drug Addiction

Eric Schneiderman wants to see a new real time database that would report and track certain controlled substances to prevent doctor shopping.

02/21/2012

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Drug Bust On Staten Island Nets 19

The suspects are charged with turning the South Shore of the Island into a veritable supermarket for drugs, with everything from oxycodone pills to cocaine and LSD for sale.

02/16/2012

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

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