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Ohio Pharmacists Take on New Role in Battle Against Addictions

A tool for helping battle Ohio’s deadly addictions epidemic is adding new dimensions to the jobs of pharmacists. A state computerized reporting system gives pharmacists quick access to patients’ prescribing histories as they weigh whether to fill suspicious prescriptions. It’s …

Fewer Painkiller Overdose Deaths in Florida Linked to ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown

A crackdown on Florida’s “pill mills” – clinics dispensing large quantities of prescription painkillers often for cash-only and without proper medical examinations – appears to have dramatically reduced the number of overdose deaths in the state from these drugs and …

Study: 1 in 4 People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-Term Prescriptions

Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the United States. To try to identify who is most at risk, Mayo Clinic researchers studied how many patients prescribed an opioid painkiller for the first time progressed …

Indictments for 3 Involved in New Orleans ‘Pill Mill’ Scheme

Three people, including a doctor and a former police officer, have been indicted on federal charges of operating pain clinics that sold prescriptions for highly addictive drugs. Dr. Joseph J. Mogan III, Tiffany Miller and Donald Nides, a former New …

Louisiana Clinic Worker Arrested in Prescription Drug Scheme

Baton Rouge police have arrested one man accused of being part of a prescription drug ring in which more than 200 fraudulent prescriptions for the powerful pain-killing drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone from a Baton Rouge, La., clinic. The Advocate reports …

Florida Pill Mill Doc Given 5 Plus Years in Prison

A South Florida doctor has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for his role in a major pill mill operation that illegally dispensed oxycodone and other painkillers. Court documents show that 54-year-old Dr. Scott Becker of …