A Drug Dealer Nicknamed "Nugget" Is Sentenced in Six-County-Wide … – Village…

The tide of prescription drug abuse across the country might start to ebb now that law enforcement officials know what to look for. Yesterday the New York State Attorney General’s office announced the sentencing of Bronx resident John “Nugget” Bland, 49, kingpin of an oxycodone drug ring that reached as far north as Poughkeepsie. A.G. Eric Schneiderman says that it’s cases (more…)

NY law aimed at painkiller addiction called model – Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK — A new state law designed to curb the prescription drug addiction that kills one American every 19 minutes is a model for the country, New York officials said Monday.

Under I-STOP — the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing — a real-time, central database of prescriptions will show pharmacists if a person has been “doctor shopping” for extra narcotics.

“I truly (more…)