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

Brooklyn Doctor Charged For Illegally Selling Prescription Pills

A physician for 34 years, Dr. Schiller Desgrottes was charged Wednesday with the illegal sale of more than 200 prescriptions for 41,000 oxycodone pills.

10/29/2014

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New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.

06/18/2014

"Purple Drank" is a mix of Sprite soda, Jolly Rancher candies, and codeine produces euphoria and causes motor skill impairment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents In New Jersey Try To Stay Ahead Of Teen Drug Trends

Parents packed an Allendale, N.J. auditorium to hear an eye-opening warning from a former drug enforcement agent about heroin, prescription drugs, and their children.

04/29/2014

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St. John’s Students Fight Prescription Drug Abuse With Pill Disposal Event

Hundreds of prescription medications have been removed from cabinets as people brought their unused pills to St. John’s university.

04/26/2014

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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Writing Illegal Narcotics Prescriptions

A New York doctor admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday that he wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.

01/31/2013

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City Council Holds Hearing To Address Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Witnesses testified that prescription painkiller abuse has become a major multimillion dollar drug epidemic in the city.

04/25/2012

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Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers

As they age, Baby Boomers are using drugs in record numbers. Some five percent of the 78 million Boomers admit to abusing drugs – and experts are calling it a booming addiction.

05/20/2011