District Attorney Thomas Spota said Matthew DelPesce managed to get ahold of oxycodone and other drugs from five pharmacies in April and May.
The alleged scheme involved high-priced prescription drugs typically used to treat HIV, asthma, and schizophrenia, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning about a potential mix-up involving powerful prescription pills.
Dr. Frank Telang was arrested at his home in Port Jefferson Station at 8:15 a.m., according to federal authorities.
A former Hasbrouck Heights police officer has been charged in the case of a Wood-Ridge man who was found stabbed to death on Sunday.
Stan Xuhui Li, 57, worked out of a pain management clinic in Flushing. Investigators think Li may have also sold prescriptions to nine other people who died of overdoses since Jan. 2009.
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.
A Staten Island bagel store is suspected of being the home of illegal prescription drug sales. As many as 25 people have been arrested and the deli has been shut down.
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.
There is a drop box outside the village hall where anyone can leave their unused prescription drugs – no questions asked.