Blossvale brothers accused of trying to fill false prescription for oxycodone … – WKTV

 

DEWITT, N.Y. (WKTV)– A pair of Blossvale brothers have been charged after authorities say they presented what was believed to be stolen or forged prescriptions at a grocery store.The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and the New York State Police in LaFayette arrested brothers Forrest E. Halbritter, 28, and Aaron G. Halbritter, 30, both of of (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…)

Hydrocodone is a key ingredient in the prescription painkiller Vicodin. (Sue … – WBUR

 

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Hydrocodone is a key ingredient in the prescription painkiller Vicodin. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)

Tens of millions of Americans turn to powerful painkillers to ease their sufferings. But an analysis on the sales of two prescription drugs over a decade is particularly worrisome.

Check out the interactive map below from The Associated Press showing how sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone ballooned from 2000-10. (more…)