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  • Stiff Fines Expected as Feds Investigate Saints for Missing Vicodin

    It’s no secret that many NFL players rely on prescription painkillers to make it through the high contact sport that has left numerous players fighting lasting injuries. Former players whose injuries have knocked them out of the game are coming out of the woodwork admitting that pain pills are doled out like candy, even sometimes as a preventative measure for pain instead of treatment. Read More…

  • Reasons Prescription Medicines May Be Killing Thousands of Americans Each Year

    A recent article in the Huffington Post highlighted the alarming statistic that there is an American killed by psychiatric drugs and prescription painkillers every 14 minutes. The number of people taking such tranquilizers has jumped 286 percent from the year 2000 to 2009 and will probably reach 341 percent by December 2011. Read More…

  • People in New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts Arrested for Vicodin Crimes

    NJ Women Forges Doctor’s Signature to Get Vicodin

    Hazlet Police say thirty-three-year-old Rachel Kerns was trying to use a stolen prescription for Vicodin and forging a signature at a local pharmacy. Kerns, who lives at Sam’s Mobile Park, attempted to use a blank prescription that she stole from her employer, a doctor. Kerns put her husband’s name down for the prescription and then forged the doctor’s signature. When she tried to have the prescription filled at the Drug$mart Pharmacy the pharmacist knew it was fake – the pharmacist and the doctor are cousins. The pharmacist called police who then went to Kerns’ trailer and arrested her. Kearns was charged with forgery, criminal attempt to possess a controlled dangerous substance and receiving stolen property.

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  • Crimes Involving Vicodin, Heroin, Meth and Alcohol

    Jeep Owner Arrested for Heroin Crimes

    A search by Oregon authorities of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee that was located at a residence in Coos Bay uncovered heroin and other narcotics. South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team agents found heroin, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, scales, suspected hashish and 15 assorted pills initially identified as Vicodin, methadone, Suboxone and OxyContin. The Jeep belonged to twenty-five-year-old Mitchell T. Summers and was seized because it was used in a crime. Summers was charged with two counts of possession of opiates, two counts of delivery of opiates, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful delivery of heroin and unlawful manufacture of heroin.

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  • Vicodin News this Week

    Prescription Drug Thief Convicted of Seattle Robbery

    Tyler Ljubich has been convicted of Robbery First Degree for his armed robbery of OxyContin and Vicodin from the Westside Pharmacy in West Seattle, Washington. Because Ljubich has a prior conviction for a drive-by shooting he faces 41 to 54 months in jail. Read More…

  • City Employee who Embezzled Money Blames Painkiller Addiction

    The Stamford, Connecticut city employee accused of using a housing code enforcement association account to pay for personal items and utility bills told police she was addicted to painkillers, calling the past 18 months a "living hell," court records show.

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  • Huge Prescription Drug Bust in Kentucky

    The largest drug bust in Kentucky’s history occurred this week as state, local, and federal officers raided dozens of homes with felony arrest warrants for 518 people in an attempt to take down the center of an illegal prescription drug trafficking organization.

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  • Purdue Pharma Creates Free Video to Help Prevent Pharmacy Crime

    With the rash of pharmacy robberies and hold-ups stemming from the rise in prescription drug abuse and addiction, Purdue Pharma L.P. and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) partnered to create a video to help educate pharmacists and staff about preventing pharmacy crime. The video, “RxPATROL® Pharmacy Safety and Security,” is available for viewing at

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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.