Prosecutors Want Maximum Sentence For Dr. Stan Li In Prescription Drug Deaths CaseIn a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors argue that Dr. Stan Li should be given consecutive sentences totaling 30 years for the deaths of two patients.
New York Doctor Gets 10 Years For Illegally Distributing PainkillersA New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
LI Doctor Accused Of Supplying Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions Pleads GuiltyDr. 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.
Family Of Narcotics Overdose Victim Testifies At Queens Doctor's Manslaughter TrialProsecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
Trial Of Former Queens Doctor Begins After Overdose DeathsOpening statements began Wednesday in Stan Li's case. A narcotics prosecutor portrayed him as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription DrugHydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.
New Database To Help Crack Down On Prescription Drug-Related Crime In N.Y.Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.
Prosecutors: Queens Doctor Charged In OD Deaths; Turned 'Blind Eye' To Signs Of AddictionThe charges were announced in an indictment Thursday against 58-year-old Stan Li.
Relatives, Friends Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victims Mark 1 Year Since ShootingsOne year ago, four people were shot and killed by a man trying to steal prescription drugs from a pharmacy in Medford. Today, friends and family of those victims came together to remember the lives that tragically ended in an instant.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 6 - Law Enforcement's New Focus On Painkiller-Related ViolenceNarcotic painkillers and the doctors who prescribe them illegally have become a new focus for law enforcement, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported.
NY Attorney General Wants New Tool To Fight Prescription Drug AddictionEric Schneiderman wants to see a new real time database that would report and track certain controlled substances to prevent doctor shopping.
Pharmacists Tell Horror Stories At Suffolk County Specialized Security Training SeminarIn the wake of skyrocketing and violent drug store robberies on Long Island, pharmacists gathered in Suffolk County on Tuesday for specialized security training. Pharmacists shared chilling and harrowing experiences.
Family Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victim Filing LawsuitThe family of one of the victims killed in the Medford pharmacy massacre says they are filing a lawsuit against a number of defendants, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the owner of the pharmacy where the killings took place.
Doctor Who Gave Prescriptions To L.I. Pharmacy Suspect Loses LicenseProsecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li's patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.
Pharmacists On Long Island Increasingly Trying To Pack HeatPharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.