October 23, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

NJ Pharmacist Loses License for Internet Pills Scam

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.

Marijuana Good, Marijuana Bad

There’s a propaganda war on, with ignorance all around, as we legalize marijuana and try to understand the good and the bad.

In Tennessee: 33% on Painkillers

With one-third of Tennesseans filling prescriptions for painkillers every year, is the noted increase in overdose deaths surprising?

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.

Senate Moves to Ban Zohydro

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.

Opioid “junkies” Shop Open Houses for Prescription Meds

Open House means Open Medicine Cabinet in San Diego, for these prescription drug thieves.

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.

Hide Your Vikes! DEA Reclassifies Hydrocodone Products

Advice from one drug-using artist: “hide your vikes!” The DEA has proposed reclassifying hydrocodone-containing drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II.

Zohydro: New High-Strength Hydrocodone Painkiller Debuts

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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Report

Cocaine, Benzos, Amphetamines (speed), and Heroin were included in the “multi drug toxicity” said to have caused the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York City.

Purple Drank is Dead

Is this the end of Purple Drank? As Actavis pulls the infamous promethazine plus codeine syrup from the market, what will fans of the sweet syrupy downer do?

“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.

Rest In Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died alone in his bathroom last night. Cause of death: deadly consequences of addiction.

Accused Florida Pill Mill in Ft. Meyer Busted

Report of a Federal indictment against the owner of St. Jude’s Pharmacy in Cape Coral and his wife, related to illegal sale of controlled substances and money laundering issues.

Pharmacies Fill Medicaid Scripts at a Loss?

According to this report, every time a Medicaid patient gets “free” Oxy from the pharmacist, everyone pays while few profit.