Nurse practitioner accused of illegally prescribing Oxycodone – My Fox Boston

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 – 3:42 PM

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BOSTON —

A Dorchester nurse practitioner was arraigned on charges related to illegally prescribing painkillers to her family members and friends across the state.

A grand jury indicted Roberta Regan, 51, for 10 counts of unlawful prescription of oxycodone, one count unlawful prescription of lorazepam and one count of unlawful prescription of clonazepam in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties.

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Judge sentences second family member in NJ oxycodone ring – NJ.com

NEWARK — A federal judge Monday sentenced a “minor participant” in a Newark-area drug ring to 30 months in prison, saying that while his role was limited, he nonetheless was opening the door to the state’s epidemic of heroin abuse. 

Johnny Horvath last September pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. 

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Heroin addict’s fatal oxycodone overdose prompts hospital investigation – MLive.com

ANN ARBOR, MI — Jessica Grubb went to sleep while recovering from surgery and never woke up.

The 30-year-old from West Virginia was in Ann Arbor recovering from two things: a recent hip surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and a seven-year heroin addiction.

She was a few months clean when she got an infection in her hip.

When she was discharged from the (more…)