Doc who overprescribed painkillers sentenced

Dr. Oliver W. Herndon, whose prescriptions for oxycodone and oxymorphone pills flooded local streets with the prescription narcotics, was sentenced today to 11 years and three months in prison.

“My actions since last year were wrong and I accept responsibility for my actions,” the physician, who moved his practice from Peters to West Mifflin early this year, told U.S. District Judge Arthur (more…)

Pharmacy burglar caught on video – fox5sandiego.com

Oxycontin Burglary

Oxycontin Burglary (Security Camera Image / August 18, 2012)

EL CAJON, Calif. — Police released video images of a brazen burglar who broke into an East County pharmacy and helped himself to a stash of prescription painkillers.

The man broke in to the Kaiser Permanente Clinic on South Travelodge Drive in El Cajon on Aug. 18 (more…)

DEA revokes controlled substance licenses of two CVS drugstores – Reuters

Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT

(Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration decided to revoke the controlled substance licenses of two CVS Caremark Corp drugstores in Florida following a government crackdown on potentially addictive painkillers, especially oxycodone, according to a court filing.

The DEA has alleged that the two stores, about 30 miles south of Orlando, were inappropriately filling prescriptions for oxycodone, which (more…)