Suffolk County Officials Sue OxyContin Makers, Say Drug Companies 'Pushed' Pain Pills On PublicThe lawsuit alleges that the companies are misleading the public and doctors about the addictiveness of painkillers.
Medicare Dispensed Over $4.1 Billion To SeniorsWith an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015.
Man Accused Of Robbing Long Island Pharmacy Of Cash, OxycontinA man was arrested Tuesday charged with robbing a Port Jefferson Station Rite Aid pharmacy of cash and Oxycontin pills.
Expert: L.I. Teens Taking Handfuls Of Drugs At Random At PartiesAuthorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called "Skittles" drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.
Report: Prescription Drug Abuse Database Back In Operation Following Hardware ProblemThe outage frustrated some doctors, who use the system to check whether patients seeking pain pills like OxyContin have already gotten prescriptions from other physicians.
Harlem Doctor Sentenced To Prison For Writing Bogus PrescriptionsDr. Diana Williamson had hoped to avoid prison time by revealing that she suffers from a multiple personality disorder.
Chris Herren Heads Back To Staten Island To Tell Story Of Drug AddictionAbout 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.
NYC Authorities Charge 21 With Selling Prescription Medications On Craigslist"Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it's a crime,'' Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.