New York's Paperless-Prescribing Law Takes Effect To Fight Drug AbuseNew York is putting an end to most paper prescriptions for medicine as the nation's toughest electronic-prescribing law takes effect.
Authorities: Doctor Ran Illegal Pill Mill Out Of Manhattan OfficeOver a span of 6 1/2 years, Dr. Rogelio Lucas, 77, wrote out of 23,600 oxycodone prescriptions, with a street value of $77 million, to patients with no medical need for the pills, authorities said.
2 Psychiatrists, 1 Who Lost License, Accused Of Selling Dangerous Drug PrescriptionsTwo psychiatrists – one of whom already lost his license to practice medicine, were charged Thursday on Long Island with conspiring to sell prescriptions to dangerous and addictive drugs, prosecutors said.
L.I. Psychiatrist Accused Of Providing Illicit Anti-Anxiety, ADD PrescriptionsA Long Island psychiatrist was charged Tuesday with unlawfully selling prescriptions for Xanax, Ritalin and other controlled substances without any legitimate medical purpose.
Dr. Stan Li Admits To Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs, Painkillers To Suicidal PatientContinuing 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.
Dr. Stan Li Testifies He Kept Prescribing Powerful Drugs Despite Warning SignsA 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.
Long Island Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Doctor To Get Oxycodone, XanaxA 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.
Police: Man Stole Woman's Identity, Used It To Obtain PrescriptionsPolice 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.
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.
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.
Experts Suggest Ways To Save On Health Care, PrescriptionsHealth 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.
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.
Staten Island Doctor Accused In Oxycodone PloyFederal authorities arrested and accused 83-year-old Dr. Felix Lanting of being a human pill dispenser and handing out oxycodone like candy.
DEA Launches First Rx Drug 'Take-Back' DayThere are sites in all five boroughs of New York City, plus the northern suburbs, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.
Harlem Doc Accused Of Writing Phony Painkiller PrescriptionsA Harlem doctor once known for her work with drug addicts was accused on Thursday of writing phony prescriptions for about 11,000 painkiller pills.