Miami Doctor Charged In Overdose Death, Drug Trafficking Appears Before JudgeA Miami doctor facing manslaughter charges in the overdose death of a Florida Keys woman made her first appearance in court.
Miami Doctor Charged In The Overdose Death Of Keys WomanA Miami doctor is facing serious charges in the overdose death of a Florida Keys woman.
OxyContin Maker To Pay Over $200 Million To Settle Opioid LawsuitPurdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to pay over $200 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general.
New Program For Those Hooked On Highly Addictive Opioids Gives Users 'A Second Chance'As the opioid crisis continues to affect the lives of many people in South Florida, a new program is committed to giving those who abuse opioids a second shot at life.
Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Offer Alternatives To Opioids To Treat Post-Op PainTrying to find a way out of the ongoing opioid crisis, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston are educating patients and giving them alternatives for healing.
FDA Says Pet Owners Using Furry Friends To Get OpioidsAs America's opioid epidemic rages, some pet owners could be stealing pain medications intended for their furry friends.
New Wearable Technology Promises Drug-Free Pain ReliefThe Food and Drug Administration has given Waltham based Neurometrix the green light to market new wearable technology that can help with all kinds of conditions.
DEA & Walgreens Settle Dispute Over Oxycodone DistributionThe Drug Enforcement Administration reached a financial settlement with pharmacy giant Walgreens for the company violating rules dealing with the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.
Family Of Overdose Death Victim Reacts To Pill Street BluesRitter Cyphers knew his brother Forrest was in trouble, battling a prescription drug problem. Cyphers decided to call the pain clinic in Vero Beach where his brother was being treated. What Cyphers didn't know was that agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration were listening in on the February phone call.
Florida Launches Pain Pill DatabaseIt took a decade and thousands of lives were lost; but Monday, Florida finally launched the state’s pain pill database.
DEA Sets Up Fla. Pill Mill Hotline Got the goods on a suspected pill mill? The DEA wants to hear from you.
Gov. Scott Wants To Kill 'Pill Mill' DatabaseSouth Florida is known as the “pill mill” capital yet Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal the state's yet-to-be-implemented prescription drug tracking law that's designed to crack down on "pill mills".