Study Finds Prescription Painkiller Dangers Outweigh Benefits

Doctors’ Group Issues Warnings About Prescription Painkiller Dangers The American Academy of Neurology released a statement on Monday, September 29th, that studies show prescription painkiller dangers outweigh the benefits when treating chronic pain problems like migraines, low back pain, and … [Read more...]

18 Suspects Plead Guilty to Roles in Beaufort Drug Ring

18 Plead Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine, Prescription Drugs for Beaufort Drug Ring In August 2012, an indictment led to the arrest of 32 people linked to a Beaufort County, SC drug ring that sold cocaine and prescription drugs for years in the area. Now, 18 suspects have pleaded guilty in federal … [Read more...]

Oxycodone Conspiracy Leads to Sentence for Federal Charges

Oxycodone Conspiracy Leads to Federal Charges, Convictions Three members of a Oxycodone conspiracy in upstate South Carolina who distributed the regulated narcotic painkiller Oxycodone were sentenced on federal charges in court on Wednesday, August 20th. Lance C. Tew, 26, Jessica R. Hollingsworth, … [Read more...]

Mass. Governor Seeks Limits on Zohydro

After Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban on Zohydro, Massachusetts Governor Seeks Legal Limitations Recently, a federal judge struck down Massachusetts’s ban on Zohydro, a powerful new opioid painkiller that many legislators fear could be more addictive than oxycodone or hydrocodone. Now, Massachusetts … [Read more...]

1 in 3 Medicare Recipients Get Multiple Prescription Painkillers

Study Shows Medicare Recipients Receive Prescription Painkillers from Multiple Doctors According to a new study, one in three recipients of Medicare go to multiple doctors for prescription painkillers, which can increase the risk of complications and hospitalization. The study, published in the … [Read more...]

New York Drug Ring Dispensed More Than $550 Million In Oxycodone

Huge Drug Ring in the Bronx Dispensed Over $550 Million in Oxycodone, Other Prescription Drugs A doctor who owned two Bronx-based pain management clinics, along with two co-conspirators, were charged for federal-level prescription drug trafficking, especially the powerful narcotic oxycodone. Dr. … [Read more...]

OxyContin Most Abused Prescription Painkiller in US

Study Finds That OxyContin and Hydrocodone Most Abused Prescription Painkillers Oxycodone, the active ingredient in prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, as well as Hydrocodone, which is the active ingredient in painkillers like Vicodin, are the two most popular prescription … [Read more...]

Study Shows Hospitals Overuse Narcotic Painkillers

As Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Rises, New Study Shows Hospitals Give Patients Too Many Strong Drugs A new study released on Wednesday, November 13th shows that hospitalized patients often receive powerful narcotic painkillers, regardless of whether or not they’ve had surgery. The finding comes as … [Read more...]

Eight More Suspects Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

Drug Ring Bust Turns Up 8 More Suspects, Arrested on Federal Drug Charges Eight more people have been indicted on federal drug charges related to a drug ring that distributed cocaine and prescription painkillers like oxycodone in Beaufort County. The total number of people arrested on federal drug … [Read more...]