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Nasreen Kader

L.I. Psychiatrist Accused Of Providing Illicit Anti-Anxiety, ADD Prescriptions

A Long Island psychiatrist was charged Tuesday with unlawfully selling prescriptions for Xanax, Ritalin and other controlled substances without any legitimate medical purpose.

09/23/2014

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

Dr. Stan Li Admits To Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs, Painkillers To Suicidal Patient

Continuing his testimony in his own defense Wednesday, Dr. Stan Li admitted that he was prescribing psychiatric drugs and painkillers to an emotionally fragile young woman.

06/25/2014

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

Dr. Stan Li Testifies He Kept Prescribing Powerful Drugs Despite Warning Signs

A doctor who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients testified Monday that he continued to prescribe powerful painkillers even after he had learned that a patient had been hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.

06/23/2014

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Long Island Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Doctor To Get Oxycodone, Xanax

A Long Island man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he pretended to be a doctor in order to get fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone and Xanax filled.

06/05/2014

Brooklyn Identity Theft Suspect

Police: Man Stole Woman’s Identity, Used It To Obtain Prescriptions

Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a man they say stole a woman’s identity in Brooklyn, and used it to obtain prescriptions from several pharmacies.

04/28/2014

What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?

If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.

03/12/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

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Experts Suggest Ways To Save On Health Care, Prescriptions

Health care costs are expected to rise this year from prescription drugs to co-pays, but you can save and even get care for free with just a few easy methods.

01/23/2013

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference on Tuesday. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

NY Attorney General Wants New Tool To Fight Prescription Drug Addiction

Eric Schneiderman wants to see a new real time database that would report and track certain controlled substances to prevent doctor shopping.

02/21/2012

Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

Staten Island Doctor Accused In Oxycodone Ploy

Federal authorities arrested and accused 83-year-old Dr. Felix Lanting of being a human pill dispenser and handing out oxycodone like candy.

11/16/2010

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Logo - DEA

DEA Launches First Rx Drug ‘Take-Back’ Day

There are sites in all five boroughs of New York City, plus the northern suburbs, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.

09/24/2010

Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

Harlem Doc Accused Of Writing Phony Painkiller Prescriptions

A Harlem doctor once known for her work with drug addicts was accused on Thursday of writing phony prescriptions for about 11,000 painkiller pills.

08/12/2010