|family:arial,sans-serif”>Fake Oxycodone Seized at US-Mexican Border
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“This investigation involves the first interdiction of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl that were smuggled from Mexico into the U.S. at the local ports of entry,” said Dave Shaw, special agent in charge for Homeland Security in San Diego.
A doctor was arrested and charged in San Diego Tuesday with selling prescriptions for thousands of Oxycodone pills and other highly addictive painkillers without any legitimate medical purpose.
A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego alleges Dr. William Joseph Watson accepted thousands of dollars in cash or luxury items, such as designer handbags, jewelry and fine wines, in exchange (more…)
The county plans to release a “prescription drug-abuse report card” early next week with details about deaths, arrests, and emergency room visits involving prescription medication, officials announced Thursday.
The county’s multi-agency Prescription Drug Task Force, formerly called the Oxy Task Force, produced the report card, which officials planned to release Monday, county officials said. It will be the county’s first such report.