85-year-old Staten Island doctor who doled out oxycodone shouldn’t be jailed … -…

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Citing his age and his wife’s failing health, a Grant City family doctor who helped fuel Staten Island’s prescription-drug epidemic shouldn’t go to prison, his lawyer contends.

Dr. Felix Lanting, 85, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, after Brooklyn federal prosecutors accused him of running a pill mill out of a “makeshift” medical office at (more…)

Opioid addiction can be overcome through medication – AnnArbor.com

I started taking oxycodone for chronic back pain, but now I’m addicted to it. I’ve heard there may be medications that can help me quit.


Oxycodone, like morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, is an opioid drug. Opioids are among the most powerful painkillers available. They can also produce a feeling of well-being and euphoria.

Opioids affect the brain by attaching themselves to structures (more…)

Springfield police seeking public’s help in identifying suspect in armed theft … -…

SPRINGFIELD – Police have released several surveillance photos of a man suspected in the armed theft of 600 oxycodone tablets from Springfield drug store on Saturday and are asking the public for help in identifying him.

According to police, a man pulled a gun on the pharmacist at the Walgreen’s at 501 Sumner Ave. at the “X” at around 7 p.m. Saturday. (more…)