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OC DA Charges Pharmaceutical Companies For ‘Knowingly Harming Public Health’

The makers of OxyContin, as well as other prescription drugs that are considered potentially dangerous and addictive, are the targets of Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas, who alleged they duped doctors into believing the benefits of time-released, semi-synthetic opioids outweighed the risks.


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Ventura County Officials Want To Crackdown On Sale Of Narcotics On Craigslist

Ventura County officials Wednesday discussed recent criminal cases involving the sale of narcotics through the popular advertisement website, Craigslist.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

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OC Doc Pleads Guilty To Prescribing Pain Meds For Cash At Starbucks Stores

An Orange County doctor has agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to his patients at nightly meetings in Starbucks stores.


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Downtown LA Doctors, 8 Others Busted For Alleged Oxycontin Trafficking

Federal prosecutors say a pair of Southland doctors is among ten people that illegally distributed millions of doses of the popular painkillers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/14/2011

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‘Oxy Watchdog’ Founder Erin Marie Daly Visits KCAL9

Erin Marie Daly, the founder of Oxy Watchdog, visited KCAL9 Thursday to share how her brother’s tragic death pushed her into activism.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/29/2011

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Man Wanted For Robbery Of Koreatown Pharmacy

Police are asking for the public’s help to identifying a robbery suspect who robbed a Koreatown pharmacy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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Goldstein: 2 Doctors Accused Of Scamming Medicare Using Mentally Ill

Two Southern California doctors are arrested for allegedly bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars. The scheme involved recruiting mentally ill people as patients.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2010