WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 9 - Recovering Painkiller Addict Blames Doctors For EpidemicRecovering painkiller addict Michel Green told WCBS 880's Irene Cornell he was shocked when, after experiencing knee pain, a doctor offered him another addictive painkiller.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine - Part 2 - Ex-Addict Recovers To Help OthersHighly addictive opiate based painkillers are with us because they do have legitimate uses. But things can go very wrong, as Gregg Dworkin, now an ex-addict, found out, reported WCBS 880's Irene Cornell.
Second Suspect In East Harlem Pharmacy Robbery Caught In Rhode IslandOn April 12, two armed men walked into RX Center Pharmacy on First Avenue and 119th Street around 11 a.m. and demanded Oxycontin, Percocet and cash, police said.
Second East Harlem Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect Still At Large Cops are still searching for a suspect who they said was able to escape during a wild shootout after he and another suspect tried to rob a pharmacy in East Harlem.
Meriden Police: Mistaken Text To Officer Leads Cops To Drug DealMeriden police says that in the middle of the afternoon on Jan. 20, a police officer got a text from an unknown number. The text indicated the sender was looking to sell Percocet pills, police say.
L.I. Doctor Weighs In On Alarming New Federal Painkiller Abuse StatisticsFederal statistics reveal that treatment for prescription painkiller abuse has skyrocketed a whopping 430 percent over the last decade.
Dozens Charged In Long-Running Rockland County Drug OperationDozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.