The New York State Attorney General’s office reported Wednesday that recovered more than $335 million generated by Medicaid abuse last year.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Ji Yun Lee “functioned as a ‘go-to’ prescription pill dispenser for those who were willing to pay his inflated prices.”
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.
Schumer called for passage of the Safe Doses Act at the Harlem drug store on Saturday.
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.
Police say two men, one dressed as a woman, tried to rob a pharmacy on Saint Pauls Place just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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.
Pharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.
A Queens man was arrested Friday on robbery charges after he allegedly went behind a counter and attacked a CVS Pharmacy worker in Hewlett, Nassau County police said.
Authorities said a man entered the pharmacy and announced a robbery, then exited with cash and drugs.
Suffolk County police say 25-year-old Nicholas Lobianco handed a Rite Aid employee a note demanding prescription drugs. They say Lobianco then ran away before the employee could comply.
Friends and family are using the memory of a Long Island pharmacist murdered in June to raise money for students at his alma mater.
There have been four pharmacy robberies recently in Suffolk County, inlcuding the horrific crime where four people were killed in Medford.
New York used to be among a handful of states that only allowed physicians and nurses to administer vaccines, but it began allowing pharmacists to give the shots, too, in 2008.
With a hair salon, sushi bar and juice station, the new Duane Reade on Wall Street is not just a place for you to pick up your prescriptions.
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