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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 8 – Dr. Battles Pharmaceutical Co.’s In Fight Against Overprescription

“The sales for these medications continue to skyrocket, to a point at which the U.S. is now consuming more than 80 percent of the entire world’s opioid supply,” Dr. Andrew Kolodny told WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell.

05/21/2012

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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

Chris Herren in Beverly Hills, CA - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 4 – Ex-NBA Star, Drug Addict Now On Mission

He lost his dream job with the Boston Celtics and nearly lost his life to Oxycontin and heroin, but now he’s a man on a mission, traveling the country telling his powerful story to vulnerable kids, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

05/17/2012

Chris Herren plays for the Boston Celtics at the Wachovia Center - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 11, 2000 (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 3 – NBA Star’s Downward Spiral

At 21-years-old, Chris Herren was a huge talent in professional basketball, but his drug addiction proved to be even bigger.

05/16/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 2 – Ex-Addict Recovers To Help Others

Highly addictive opiate based painkillers are with us because they do have legitimate uses. But things can go very wrong, as Gregg Dworkin, now an ex-addict, found out, reported WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell.

05/15/2012

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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

Oxycodone

New Jersey Begins Tracking Prescription Drug Sales

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 Americans a day die from prescription drug abuse — more than heroin and cocaine combined.

01/18/2012

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

N.Y. Attorney General: ‘Prescription Drugs Are Permeating Our Society’

An Oxycodone epidemic is running rampant through New York State, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

01/11/2012

Senator Charles Schumer (Credit:WCBS)

Sen Schumer: ‘Super Painkillers Could Lead To Violent Robberies’

A U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of super painkillers now under review could lead to violent robberies.

01/08/2012

Oxycodone

Long Island Physician Indicted In Illegal Prescription Drug Case

Dr. Frank Telang was arrested at his home in Port Jefferson Station at 8:15 a.m., according to federal authorities.

12/21/2011

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Officials: End Of Daylight Saving Time Sees Rise In Break-Ins In Northern New Jersey

Burglaries are on the rise all across North Jersey, and the source is in the sky.

11/21/2011

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Police: 82-Year-Old L.I. Doc Sold Painkillers Illegally

DA Kathleen Rice said Dr. Martin Roginsky sold painkillers like oxycodone and roxycodone to anyone who walked into his Rockville Centre, Long Island office.

12/18/2010

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DEA Hosting Nationwide Drug ‘Take-Back’ On Saturday

The DEA is taking action against what it calls an epidemic, hosting the first ever nationwide prescription drug take-back program in hopes of stemming teen prescription drug abuse.

09/24/2010

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Study: Painkiller May Be Linked To Asthma, Eczema

There’s more evidence Friday that a common over-the-counter medication may be linked to both asthma and eczema in children.

08/13/2010

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