Man enters guilty plea of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone –

COLLINSVILLE – Gerald Tanner, 56, of Collinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty on July 18, 2016, in US District Court to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

On November 18, 2015, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment alleging that three St. Clair County residents participated in a (more…)

Oxycodone to blame for more than 800 deaths – ABC Online

MARK COLVIN: A new study shows that more than 800 Australians died from use of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone over a decade.

It’s best known by names like Endone and Oxycontin.

The study calls on doctors to exercise more caution when prescribing the drug.

Alison Caldwell reports.

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Nurse practitioner charged with illegally prescribing oxycodone – Bradford Era

A certified registered nurse practitioner formerly employed with the Bradford Medicor office has been charged with illegally prescribing oxycodone and methadone after her employment ended.

Darlene Venezia-Skaggs, 53, of 3789 Route 59, is charged in two cases — first, with five counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances; four counts of delivery of oxycodone; and one count of delivery of methadone, all felony (more…)