BREAKING NEWS: Las Vegas Man Draws Long Sentence in Major Oxycodone … – KLAS-TV

LAS VEGAS — A major Oregon drug prosecution resulted Tuesday in a lengthy federal prison sentence for a Las Vegas man who pled guilty to conspiracy charges of distributing oxycodone, laundering drug proceeds and violating the travel act, the Jusitce Department said.

Kingsley Iyare Osemwengie, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Senior Judge Ancer Haggerty in Portland, Ore., to 17 1/2 years in (more…)

Purdue Pharma L.P. Announces Resolution of OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl … – PR Newswire…

STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Purdue Pharma L.P. and Actavis, Inc. announced today that the companies have agreed to resolve the patent infringement lawsuits between them now pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York concerning certain Purdue patents, including patents for abuse-deterrent technology, protecting OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) Tablets CII (more…)

Oxycodone shortage to cut addiction may hurt patients – Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –

Local pharmacies are feeling the pain.  At the Medicine Shopp, pharmacists say they’re getting several calls a day, from people asking for the blue pill. And sometimes the answer is no.

In between filling dozens of prescriptions, Medicine Shoppe Owner Deborah van Sant worries about her patients.

“There’s a huge drug problem across the nation. Several pharmacies and (more…)