Pain clinic owner set for sentencing in drug case – Sacramento Bee

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A Louisiana businessman convicted of conspiring to distribute oxycodone and methadone in eastern Kentucky through pain clinics in other states is set to be sentenced in federal court.

Michael Leman, the 48-year-old owner of Urgent Care Services in Cincinnati and Philadelphia, is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove on Thursday afternoon in Lexington. Van Tatenhove (more…)

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Deputies: Parents’ pill popping led to infant’s death; 2-year-old also tested positive for Benzo and Oxycodone

If you’re a pill-popping parent who believes that you can handle everything just fine — then think again.

Here’s another tragic reason pain pills and parenting don’t mix.

A Port Charlotte couple, Amber Rose Landry, 29, and Scott Paul Landry, 31, are finally behind bars. See photos below:

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Last November deputies responded to a call about a non-responsive infant. The mom told dispatchers her (more…)

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: County to release report card on prescription drug abuse… – North County Times

The county plans to release a “prescription drug-abuse report card” early next week with details about deaths, arrests, and emergency room visits involving prescription medication, officials announced Thursday.

The county’s multi-agency Prescription Drug Task Force, formerly called the Oxy Task Force, produced the report card, which officials planned to release Monday, county officials said. It will be the county’s first such report.

Authorities (more…)