Percocet

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Former N.J. Dentist Sentenced To Three Years In Sex For Percocet Sting

A 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.

09/21/2013

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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Writing Illegal Narcotics Prescriptions

A New York doctor admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday that he wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.

01/31/2013

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Harlem Doctor Sentenced To Prison For Writing Bogus Prescriptions

Dr. Diana Williamson had hoped to avoid prison time by revealing that she suffers from a multiple personality disorder.

12/18/2012

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NYC Authorities Charge 21 With Selling Prescription Medications On Craigslist

“Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it’s a crime,” Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.

10/11/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 9 – Recovering Painkiller Addict Blames Doctors For Epidemic

Recovering painkiller addict Michel Green told WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell he was shocked when, after experiencing knee pain, a doctor offered him another addictive painkiller.

05/22/2012

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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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Second Suspect In East Harlem Pharmacy Robbery Caught In Rhode Island

On April 12, two armed men walked into RX Center Pharmacy on First Avenue and 119th Street around 11 a.m. and demanded Oxycontin, Percocet and cash, police said.

04/24/2012

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Second East Harlem Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect Still At Large

Cops are still searching for a suspect who they said was able to escape during a wild shootout after he and another suspect tried to rob a pharmacy in East Harlem.

04/13/2012

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Meriden Police: Mistaken Text To Officer Leads Cops To Drug Deal

Meriden police says that in the middle of the afternoon on Jan. 20, a police officer got a text from an unknown number. The text indicated the sender was looking to sell Percocet pills, police say.

01/25/2012

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L.I. Doctor Weighs In On Alarming New Federal Painkiller Abuse Statistics

Federal statistics reveal that treatment for prescription painkiller abuse has skyrocketed a whopping 430 percent over the last decade.

12/09/2011

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announces dozens of drug arrests - Ramapo, NY - Oct 3, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Dozens Charged In Long-Running Rockland County Drug Operation

Dozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.

10/03/2011