November 18, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

In New Jersey, Prescription Drugs Crowned “King” of Addiction, Deaths

New Jersey has a prescription drug addiction epidemic, and it’s supporting a thriving heroin trade. Over half of drug-related deaths in New Jersey were associated with prescription drugs.

Atlantis Black Market Drugs Commercial: Sting Operation or Bold Move?

A new Internet black market is unabashedly promoting itself as the place to buy drugs online, with a slick YouTube video. Some “experts” on the underground drug society think this is a sting operation run by law enforcement. You must see this video.

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.

McKesson CEO Pay: Hammergren’s $159 Million Pension

With nearly 70% of American’s taking prescription drugs, drug distribution company McKesson’s CEO John Hammergren is paid in excess of $50 million a year, and has the largest pension ever noted for a public company: $159 million.

Walgreens to Pay $80 Million Oxycodone Settlement with DEA

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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Addiction Treatment

Philip Seymour Hoffman broke 23 years of sobriety and ended up out of control, using prescription painkillers and snorting heroin. He’s fresh out of a 10 day detox, telling his story.

Facebook Pills, Hello Kitty Pills, Tim Hortons Always Fresh Pills

Photo of illegal drugs collected by Montreal Police, which included Facebook Pills, Tim Horton’s “Always Fresh” pills, Hello Kitty pills, fake Viagra, and powerful synthetic opioid called desmethyl fentanyl. Click photo for larger view, or read the story.

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.

83 Year Old “Bold Prescriber” Challenges DEA on Pain Killers

An 83 year old East Bay (California) doctor is under investigation for his prescribing practices, following patient deaths. The FBI, the Human Services Office of the Inspector General and the DEA have all subpoenaed his medical records. Dr. Manougian is what is known as a “bold prescriber” of opioid painkillers. He believes he has a right to do “whatever it takes” to treat chronic pain. Does he?

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.

NYC Task Force: “Patients simply do not understand how addictive these painkillers can be”

Prescription Drug Task Force finds that just 15% of prescribers are supplying 82% of the prescription drugs dispensed in NYC.

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.