April 3, 2020  Last Update: November 12, 2019, 4:01 pm

Zohydro Ban Proposed by Senator Joe Manchin: His Daughter is CEO of Competitor?

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.

37,000 Hydrocodone Pills Missing from CVS?

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.

“Pill Mill” Economy Exposed in New York

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.

A World of Hurt Book by Barry Meier

New York Times reporter Barry Meier published “A World of Hurt” about prescription pain medications. Mr. Meier previously published “Pain Killer: A ‘Wonder’ Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death” which was centered on Oxycontin abuse by teenagers.

Facebook Pills, Canadian Online Pharmacies, and Desmethyl Fentanyl?

Canadian police busted a multi-location drug manufacturing and distribution ring and discovered Facebook pills, Tim Hortons pills, and potentially deadly desmethyl fentanyl.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy Florida : More DEA Trouble

The DEA continues actions against Walgreens Pharmacies in Florida, issuing orders to local Walgreens in Fort Pierce, Hudson, and Oviedo, Florida.

DEA Revokes CVS Pharmacy Licenses in 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.

“Show Me” State Gets Shown : Why Isn’t Missouri Monitoring Prescriptions?

Some politicians in Missouri have pledged to battle any prescription drug monitoring as an invasion of privacy by government. Missouri is now the only state without plans for a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).

Dr. Lisa Tseng aka “Dr. Feelgood” Caught in Undercover Sting

Dr. Lisa Tseng was called “Dr. Feel Good” by agents because of her alleged high-prescribing of powerful painkillers. She’s on trial for murder. She was secretly filmed by an undercover agent seeking Oxycontin, and the video is pretty convincing.

Purdue Pharma Tests OxyContin on Children

Can convicted felon Purdue Frederick be trusted with our children? Purdue is sponsoring 2 clinical studies for Oxycontin for children, and critics claim it’s more for extended patent protection than safety of efficacy.

Walgreens Pharmacy in Florida Focus of DEA Action for Pain Pills

The DEA has been investigating 6 Walgreens pharmacy locations in South Florida and a Jupiter Florida prescription drug distribution center, after noticing increased volumes of oxycodone and other narcotics over the past 3 years.

Drunks, Pills, and Drunken Dogs in Montana

A story out of Montana involving a drunk, an unclaimed baggie of hydrocodone pills (imprint “M366”), and a Pomeranian dog registering a 0.348 blood alcohol concentration level (nearly high enough to kill a human).

Operation Oxy Alley

Two more defendants have been sentenced to prison terms following Operation Oxy Alley, south Florida’s largest pill mill bust. So far, 28 of 32 defendants charged have pleaded guilty to charges.

OxyNEO for Oxycontin Creates State of Emergency

Since Health Canada had only approved one brand of oxycodone (Oxycontin) for the National Health Service, Purdue Pharma Canada’s March 1 replacement of Oxycontin with abuse-proof OxyNEO is expected to create a national health crisis. Widespread opiate withdrawal is expected, especially among First Nations pain killer addicts.

CVS Pharmacies in Florida:BUSTED!

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.