A New Jersey pharmacist operating out of Dunellen has been stripped of his license by the State Board of Pharmacy, after he was convicted of an Internet prescription drugs scheme.
CVS is in trouble again, for allegedly mishandling addictive prescription pain killers. This time it’s hydrocodone missing from 4 CVS stores. 37,000 pills unaccounted for, believed to have been diverted to illegal black markets.
Advice from one drug-using artist: “hide your vikes!” The DEA has proposed reclassifying hydrocodone-containing drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II.
Last Update: March 12th, 2014 at 11:38 am
Zohydro is here… at 5 to 10 times the strength of Vicodin and Lortab, and with no fillers: just hydrocodone. Law enforcement and treatment professionals are outraged, but the FDA said ok even while acknowledging a severe risk for abuse.
A doctor-owned clinic was busted in New York. Authorities suspect over 30,000 illegal pain killer prescriptions, and up to $500 million in pills. It was operating like the classic “Pill Mills” shut down several years ago in Florida.
Beware! Identity thieves are posing as FDA agents, calling customers of online pharmacies to threaten them with prosecution if they don’t provide personal information.
Today the DEA announced it’s biggest synthetic drug bust ever, involving 4 countries and 35 states, and the seizure of a thousand plus pounds of banned chemicals prepared to be sold as Spice, K2, Vampire Blood, bath salts, and other designer drugs.
Walgreens (South Florida) will pay the largest settlement in DEA history – $80 Million in civil penalties, to settle charges it had enabled a black market in prescription medications.
Last Update: March 27th, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Billions have been spent over the last few years in the war on drugs, millions in Florida alone. How can anyone in Florida still feel safe enough to continue to sell banned substances from behind a store counter, to minors, even while protests are underway outside?
In NY City a delivery man was allegedly delivering more than pizza and pepsi in his Papa John’s Pizza delivery uniform. The arrest came after cops received delivery of a $27,500 kilo of cocaine they ordered.
Last Update: May 22nd, 2013 at 11:49 am
Check the ingredients of your synthetic pot and bath salts. Today the DEA made synthetic cannabinoids UR-144, XLR11, and AKB48 Schedule I drugs, illegal for any purpose.
Last Update: January 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 pm
The DEA continues actions against Walgreens Pharmacies in Florida, issuing orders to local Walgreens in Fort Pierce, Hudson, and Oviedo, Florida.
Three strikes and you’re out: 2 CVS stores in Florida have lost their licenses to prescribe pain killers. The DEA says they didn’t do enough to stem the tide of over-prescribing, while dispensing over 3 million hydrocodone pills in 1 year.
A former Judge in Virginia was busted for having 41 marijuana plants growing in his house. His claims of medicinal use and his legal maneuvers got his 2 felony charges reduced to misdemeanors. Many are upset with what appears to be an unjust justice system.