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New York Doctor Gets 10 Years For Illegally Distributing Painkillers

A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Jury Finds Dr. Stan Li Guilty In Prescription Drug Deaths Case

Bridget Brennan, the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Li’s conviction should send a message to the few unscrupulous doctors who do so much harm to so many by becoming drug dealers.

07/18/2014

Prescription Pills. (Credit: CBS 2)

LI Doctor Accused Of Supplying Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions Pleads Guilty

Dr. Eric Jacobson faces 7 to 9 years in prison under a plea deal for illegally prescribing oxycodone and other powerful painkillers to scores of patients. If convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to 20+ years in prison.

05/05/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Trial Of Former Queens Doctor Begins After Overdose Deaths

Opening statements began Wednesday in Stan Li’s case. A narcotics prosecutor portrayed him as a drug dealer with a medical degree.

04/02/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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Expert: L.I. Teens Taking Handfuls Of Drugs At Random At Parties

Authorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called “Skittles” drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.

11/14/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

AG: Westchester Doctor Traded Illegal Prescriptions For Pornographic Photos

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Dale Dudley of New Rochelle was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court Friday on felony charges of criminal sale of a prescription and misdemeanor counts of willful violation of health laws.

11/01/2013

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

DEA: 15,000 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs Turned In At N.J. Take Back Event

About 30,000 pounds of prescription drugs are turned in and destroyed annually in New Jersey, officials said.

11/01/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

DEA: Bring In Old Prescription Drugs For ‘Take Back Day’

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was accepting old prescription drugs for disposal Saturday, the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

10/26/2013

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Conn. Warehouse Drug Thief Pleads Guilty To Other Heists

Amed Villa entered his guilty pleas Monday in federal court in New Haven.

09/09/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (file/credit: Schneiderman For AG)/ Prescription drug bottles (file/credit: CBS 2)

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.

08/27/2013

Prescription Drug Pill Bottles (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Colleges, Universities Crack Down On ‘Study Drugs’

When students return to school after summer break, they may find it a lot harder to get their hands on so-called “study drugs.”

06/25/2013

Sen. Schumer (file/credit: Getty Images)/Pill bottles (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On ‘Academic Doping’

Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking from his Midtown office on Sunday, said up to 35 percent of all college kids report using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study tool.

06/16/2013

Marc Gumpert, 43, of Freeport is accused of robbing a Bellmore pharmacy. (Credit CBS 2)

Report: Druggist Fired On Fleeing Robber Following Pharmacy Holdup

A druggist who bought a gun after getting spooked by a string of bloody pharmacy robberies on Long Island fired a shot at a fleeing bandit during yet another medication heist.

06/15/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday

This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.

04/25/2013

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