News Summary: Cardinal Health Fla. facility won’t ship controlled substances … – Washington Post

THE CLAIM: Cardinal Health Inc. said Tuesday it resolved a Drug Enforcement Administration claim that one of its distribution centers in Florida was shipping far more of the painkiller oxycodone to pharmacies than legitimate medical needs would dictate.

THE RESOLUTION: The Florida facility will not be able to ship controlled substances including oxycodone for two years. The Dublin, Ohio, company said the (more…)

Alleged Rite Aid Robber in Custody of Steubenville Police – WTRF

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio –

Steubenville Police have arrested 57 year old Benjamin Goffoli after they say he allegedly walked into Rite Aid in Steubenville and demanded the pharmacist turn over Oxycodone pills. He got away with 1,100 pills altogether.

At the time of Goffoli’s arrest, none of the pills were recovered. Police Chief Bill McCafferty says because of the large amount of pills, they’re seeking very (more…)

Prosecutors insist on guilt of doctor in pill case – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

April 4, 2012 8:25 am

By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal prosecutors in West Virginia say they would have proved an indicted New Jersey doctor who died last month was fueling the prescription pill abuse problem in the Ohio Valley for his own financial benefit, with his pain clinics sometimes receiving $200,000 a month in cash from people with no medical need for the (more…)