Experts: Painkillers May Be Especially Addictive, Dangerous For TeensYoung athletes are often given powerful pain medication – and that can create some major problems.
Suburban NY Physician Traded Painkillers For Sex: FedsDr. Michael Fagin is accused of accepting sexual favors in exchange for controlled substance prescriptions.
Former Players: NFL Teams 'Conspired' To Push PainkillersThe lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL.
Judge Dismisses Painkiller Lawsuit Against NFLA lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been tossed.
LI Dentist Charged In Illegal Painkiller Distribution CaseJohn Gordon was arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Central Islip.
NFL Seeks To Dismiss Ex-Players' Painkillers LawsuitThe National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
Federal Agents Arrest Long Island Doctor In Ongoing Painkiller Prescription CrackdownDr. Michael Randall is the latest physician to be arrested in the federal and state crackdown on doctors who illegally pedal painkillers.
Patient Testifies Dr. Stan Li Prescribed Him Several Powerful Drugs At OnceA 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.
North Jersey Man Faces Charges In Connection With Minivan FireA northern New Jersey man faces numerous charges after a stolen minivan was allegedly set on fire.
Former N.J. Dentist Sentenced To Three Years In Sex For Percocet StingA former northern New Jersey dentist who admitted dispensing a popular painkilling drug in exchange for sexual favors has been sentenced to three years in prison.
New York State Law Aimed At Ending Prescription Drug Abuse Takes Effect As of Tuesday, doctors must check a patient's narcotic prescription history before issuing or refilling a prescription.
Report: Prescription Drug Abuse Database Back In Operation Following Hardware ProblemThe outage frustrated some doctors, who use the system to check whether patients seeking pain pills like OxyContin have already gotten prescriptions from other physicians.