This New Drug Is The New Oxycodone –

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration published new regulations regarding the widely prescribed painkiller hydrocodone. More than 65 prescription medications contain the highly-addictive opioid. It’s right up there with oxycodone and morphine, and now it will be treated as such. The new regulations mean that “doctors will no longer be allowed to phone in these hydrocodone prescriptions, and patients (more…)

First Sex, Then Drugs—Warwick Physician Suspended Second Time – GoLocalProv

A Warwick physician who had his license suspended in the 1990s for having sexual contact with a patient, is now suspended from prescribing controlled substances, after an investigation into his writing improper prescriptions for drugs including Oxycodone, Diazepam, and Adderall.

Six prescriptions, two months, one patient

Stephen Petteruti, DO, was found to have written six separate prescriptions for one family member (using that (more…)

Rhode Island investigates doctor Jorge Ruelos for pain prescriptions –

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has suspended a physician’s ability to prescribe controlled substances following allegations that he issued long-term prescriptions for high-powered pain management drugs to patients.

State Health Director Michael Fine suspended the prescription privileges for Jorge Ruelos (ruh-AYE’-lose) on Thursday.

The state says the Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy received complaints from pharmacists about Ruelos’ prescriptions. An investigation found (more…)