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Prescription Drug-Related Deaths Continue To Rise In San Diego County

San Diego County has seen a nearly 22 percent increase in the number of deaths linked to prescription drug abuse in the last five years, according to a county report.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/04/2013

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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.

04/05/2013

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Feds Search Calif. Doctor’s Office In Painkiller Probe

Federal authorities have searched the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients who had no medical need for them.

03/23/2013

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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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Feds: OC Doctor Met Patients At Starbucks, Prescribed Vicodin For Cash

A Mission Viejo doctor is in federal custody on charges of illegally prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients in exchange for cash payments.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/26/2011

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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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FDA To Limit Key Ingredient In Prescription Painkillers

Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.

01/13/2011

Neurologist Zhiwei Lin has been arrested for prescribing pain medicine to homeless people recruited to turn the drugs over to dealers.

Feds: LA-Area Doctor Gave Drugs To Non-Patients

Authorities say a Los Angeles-area doctor has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring with two employees to give powerful painkillers to people he did not examine.

10/20/2010

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Psychiatrist Testifies About Her Drug Use

A hospital psychiatrist testified Friday that medication given to Anna Nicole Smith by a doctor now on trial was “overkill” for the kind of pain she was describing.

08/13/2010