Painkiller addiction

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls On FDA To Change Prescription Drug Labels In Effort To Warn Pregnant Women

Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.

07/01/2012

Ex-Jets QB Ray Lucas (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Former Jets Quarterback Ray Lucas Reflects On Drug Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts

“I live day by day and one day at a time,” Ray Lucas said. “I still have a lot of pain that I deal with, but I relish in the fact that sometimes you’ve got to walk through hell to get to heaven.”

05/03/2012

Ray Lucas is seen as quarterback for the New York Jets at Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ - Dec 14, 1997 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Keidel: Cool Hand Lucas

Ray Lucas, who recently checked into rehab and is courageously chronicling his war with prescription painkillers, is not a role model. But he is a hybrid of hero and life lesson.

WFAN–02/11/2011