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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.


Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

Report: Prescription Drug Abuse Database Back In Operation Following Hardware Problem

The outage frustrated some doctors, who use the system to check whether patients seeking pain pills like OxyContin have already gotten prescriptions from other physicians.


Drugs discovered by police in Franklin Square home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police: Drugs, Weapons, Explosives Found In Franklin Square Home

Police discovered guns, drugs and explosives at a home in Franklin Square after officers arrested two men in connection with an apparent drug deal Tuesday, Nassau County police said.


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Chris Herren Heads Back To Staten Island To Tell Story Of Drug Addiction

About 1,000 high school students from 13 schools filled the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Tuesday to hear from Chris Herren talk about drugs.


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

Experts: Parents Need To Wake Up To Teen Pill Use Before Consequences Become Deadly

Teenagers getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time used to be one of the biggest causes of concern for parents, but now experts say there may be bigger threats to a teen’s safety.


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Offers 250 Sites Across New York

New Yorkers had a chance to safely get rid of prescription drugs they didn’t want or need at drop-off locations across the state on Saturday.


Matthew DelPesce is accused of pretending to be a doctor to get himself prescription drugs. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney)

L.I. Man Allegedly Posed As Doctor To Prescribe Himself Potent Painkillers

District Attorney Thomas Spota said Matthew DelPesce managed to get ahold of oxycodone and other drugs from five pharmacies in April and May.


$11.7 million worth of prescription pills seized from alleged aggregator (credit: Handout via Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

48 Charged In Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Case

The alleged scheme involved high-priced prescription drugs typically used to treat HIV, asthma, and schizophrenia, authorities said.


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Schumer Calls On FDA To Change Prescription Drug Labels In Effort To Warn Pregnant Women

Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.


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Florida Man Charged In $80M Conn. Drug Heist To Be Arraigned

Jonathan J. Einhorn, attorney for Amed Villa, said Villa will plead not guilty when he is arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Haven.


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Nassau Conference Focuses On Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Studies show that 4.5 million American children above the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.


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New Jersey Steps Up Enforcement Of Prescription Drug Abuse

New Jersey’s new attorney general is reorganizing the enforcement arm of the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs to crack down on crimes involving prescription drugs.


Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

NJ Launches Drug Abuse Database

More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.


No-Doz may be among the over the counter products that was mixed with prescription medicine. (credit:CBS2)

FDA Warns That OTC And Prescription Pills May Have Been Mixed

The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning about a potential mix-up involving powerful prescription pills.



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.