Chart showing oxycodone purchases by dosage in Central Florida counties – Orlando Sentinel

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Oxycodone Deaths in Florida Dropped in the First Half of 2012 – (blog)

Statewide, there were 759 oxycodone-related deaths from January through June 2012, compared to 1,058 during the same period in 2011.

In Orange and Osceola counties, where prescription drug overdoses have been prominent in recent (more…)

Orlando doctor charged in pill-distribution conspiracy – Orlando Sentinel

By Kevin P. Connolly, Orlando Sentinel
1:08 p.m. EST, April 27, 2012

A 71-year-old Orlando doctor was arrested Friday for his alleged role in what federal officials described as a prescription-pill distribution conspiracy.

Dr. John Thaddeus Legowik, 71, was charged in a six-count indictment with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Xanax, as well as other controlled substances, aiding and abetting such distribution and attempted (more…)