A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
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.
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.
Opening statements began Wednesday in Stan Li’s case. A narcotics prosecutor portrayed him as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
Authorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called “Skittles” drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.
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.
About 30,000 pounds of prescription drugs are turned in and destroyed annually in New Jersey, officials said.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was accepting old prescription drugs for disposal Saturday, the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Amed Villa entered his guilty pleas Monday in federal court in New Haven.
As of Tuesday, doctors must check a patient’s narcotic prescription history before issuing or refilling a prescription.
When students return to school after summer break, they may find it a lot harder to get their hands on so-called “study drugs.”
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.
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.
This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.