AG Schneiderman warns of fentanyl-laced pills disguised as oxycodone –

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A potentially lethal new drug has shown up in western New York, and on Thursday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a warning about it.

Investigators with Schneiderman’s Organized Crime Task Force were able to intercept a package containing 500 blue pills that looked like oxycodone.

It turned out that they weren’t oxycodone, but instead, they were laced with fentanyl.

That was (more…)

Roswell Woman Indicted on Federal Charges for Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Containing…

Cathine Lavina Sellers of Roswell, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, and two synthetic opioids, furanyl-fentanyl and U-47700. A search warrant affidavit in the case alleges that Sellers was selling counterfeit 30mg Roxicodone (oxycodone) pills out of her residence in Roswell.

In conjunction with this arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Atlanta (more…)

Feds reach $35M settlement with oxycodone maker – The Detroit News

Detroit – One of the largest manufacturers of the generic opioid painkiller oxycodone has agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations it violated federal drug laws, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The settlement, announced Tuesday with United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt LLC, is unprecedented in scope and settles claims the pharmaceutical company did not satisfy obligations to detect (more…)