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La Mirada Doctor Found Guilty Of Trafficking Vicodin, Other Prescription Drugs

Federal officials say a La Mirada doctor has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges for distributing prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Norco and laundering the proceeds.

08/15/2014

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LAPD Officer Nabbed In Drug Sting Pleads Not Guilty

An LAPD officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he offered to provide prescription drugs to an undercover detective through a classified ad website.

CBS Los Angeles–06/24/2014

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Doctor Warns Of ‘Drug Dealer’s Dream’ Painkiller Made Of Pure Hydrocodone

A new opioid painkiller with five to ten times the power of Vicodin has ER doctors worried about a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

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Santa Barbara Physician Admits To Distributing Prescription Drugs

A Santa Barbara physician that federal prosecutors say was known as “Candy Man” pleaded guilty Thursday to several counts of distributing prescription drugs like oxycodone, methadone and hydrocodone without legitimate medical reasons.

01/09/2014

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Encino Doctor Indicted On Charges He Unlawfully Prescribed Narcotics

An Encino doctor has been charged with prescribing and selling narcotic drugs without a legitimate reason, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.

11/15/2013

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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Trafficking

A West Hollywood doctor pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking charges for writing hundreds of prescriptions despite a federal order revoking his authority to prescribe drugs.

CBS Los Angeles–08/12/2013

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New Details Emerge In Sage Stallone’s Death

New details have emerged in the death of Sage Stallone suggesting use of pain killers following dental work may have led to an accidental overdose.

07/18/2012

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AP: LA Doctor, 14 Others Arrested In Prescription Drug Case

A Los Angeles-area doctor and 14 others have been charged in a conspiracy to smuggle prescription drugs from California to Mexico, authorities said Friday.

08/20/2011

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Former WeHo Shrink Gets 3 Years Probation For Illegal Pill Pushing

A former West Hollywood psychiatrist who wrote prescriptions to solely make money to pay for his methamphetamine addiction was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/17/2011

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