Riddle me this: is the Senator proposing a ban on Zohydro also the father of the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the company most at risk if the newly-approved non-generic pain pill goes blockbuster? Yup.
Controversy continues to surround the release of Zohydro ER: Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has proposed a ban of the drug until a safer, more “abuse-proof” version is available.
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.
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.
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.
Selling your prescription medications is a crime. Some people don’t know that. Sometimes it seems too easy to raise some cash by selling off those unneeded percocets or oxycodone pills. One 21 year old just learned that the hard way.
Last Update: February 10th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
The DEA issued “Immediate Suspension Orders” for two CVS pharmacies in Florida today. Two pharmacies dispensed over 3 million units of oxycodone in one year.
Last Update: November 25th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
New York doctor credited with 10 pain killer overdose deaths, provided Oxycontin to man who killed 4 at Long Island pharmacy.
After 3 years of distribution of naloxone in heroin-busy neighborhoods of San Francisco, the data show significant cost savings. We’ve become a nation of people who routinely trade our principles for cash, so maybe it’s time to loosen the reigns on naloxone?
We uncover two registered pharmacists named Mohamed Ismail. One was convicted of felony Medicaid fraud in New York in 2003. The other is an accused pill mill pharmacist in Florida, who is now suing the US government for allegedly delaying his US citizenship.
Last Update: February 2nd, 2012 at 6:31 pm
An admitted drug dealer with prior convictions for third-degree murder, armed robbery, theft, and illegal prescription drug distribution is suing his prescribing doctor for $43 million.
Last Update: November 4th, 2011 at 4:16 am
In Washington State, one person per day dies from prescription narcotics paid for by Medicaid. A new law increases regulations for prescribing chronic pain medication, and many doctors are passing at the opportunity to prescribe. Patients claim it threatens legitimate access to pain meds. Who do you believe?
Last Update: November 18th, 2011 at 2:21 pm
He co-owns a $34 million home. But he needed a handful of oxy and some Ritalin bad enough to forge a script, and got caught.