Former pain clinic operator accused of selling prescription drugs –

A woman who used to operate two pain clinics was arrested today for selling her own prescription drugs, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Renee DeMasso, 42, of Clearwater was arrested near her home after an investigation that lasted several months, the sheriff’s office said.

DeMasso obtained the prescription drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone for free through her insurance. She then sold the drugs, (more…)

SC Task Force efforts yield more drug busts – Branford News

Live Oak — Continued efforts of the Suwannee County Drug Task Force have led to the arrest of two more individuals on various charges, including the sale of hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.

Reports show that Richard Lamar Little III, 24, 10395 70th St., Live Oak was arrested on April 18. Reports show that during the course (more…)

Drugging of America – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New York – Sales of the nation’s two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients’ suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

From New York’s Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 (more…)