Archive for June, 2010

  • Doctor Charged in Vicodin-for-Sex Scheme

    A Pine, PA doctor has been charged with providing drugs for sex. Michael Vogini, an osteopathic doctor, had been writing prescriptions in exchange for oral sex to at least six of his female patients. The investigation of Dr. Vogini was precipitated by the 2006 death of Beverly Switalski. Switalski died from an overdose of prescription drugs, and investigators found bottles from Dr. Vogini scattered near her body.

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  • The Drugstore Cowboy Strikes Again

    Sometimes the allure of the drug is too much to take. James Fogle became a celebrity as the Drugstore Cowboy, immortalizing his life of crime and addiction in a book and then movie. He is now back in jail after attempting to rob a pharmacy in Redmond.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.