Medical Marijuana and Oxycodone Are Like Apples and Oranges – The Arkanas Traveller

Today I found myself drawn to an article in the health section of Fox News. I knew I would find the content incendiary but I read it anyway. The body of this article reported and commented on the results of a poll, which found that a majority of adults consider marijuana to be a safer painkiller alternative to prescription opioids, except (more…)

Man Presents Fake Oxycodone Prescription At Bardonia Pharmacy, Police Say – Clarkstown…

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. – A 60-year-old man was arrested in Rockland County over the weekend after attempting to illegally purchase prescription painkillers from a CVS location in Bardonia.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, police from Clarkstown were dispatched to the CVS in Bardonia when the on-duty pharmacist reported a possible incident of fraud.

According to police, Newark resident Sherman Winston (more…)

Doctor Charged in Oxycodone Deaths Backs out of Plea Deal – West Virginia Public…

A Raleigh County doctor accused of illegally distributing painkillers to three patients who later died has backed out of a plea deal.

Dr. Michael Kostenko was expected to enter into a deal with prosecutors on Monday and plead guilty to one count of distribution. Instead, Kostenko pleaded not guilty.

Kostenko, who ran Coal Country Clinic in Daniels, faces multiple counts of distribution charges, (more…)