A Mission Viejo doctor is in federal custody on charges of illegally prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients in exchange for cash payments.
The DEA has reportedly received numerous complaints from victims over the last year involving threats of prosecution for prescriptions purchased online.
Police said the crooks appear to be preying on mostly older people who regularly mail-order prescription drugs.
A 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested by his colleagues on charges of prescription drug fraud.
Americans are spending too much money on brand name prescription drugs when generic versions will essentially do the same job, according to a new study.
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.
A self-described “illiterate male who stopped school at age 18″ has won an early victory in his malpractice suit against Rite Aid.
A jury deliberating in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial wants to know how Howard K. Stern, who is not a doctor, can be charged with unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance to the former Playboy model.
In a new twist at the Anna Nicole Smith drug trial, prosecutors are casting the dead celebrity model in the role of coconspirator who pressured her two doctors and her lawyer-boyfriend to provide her with excessive prescription drugs.
The Anna Nicole Smith trial’s approaching outcome is sure to reverberate among doctors and pain management patients whose need for drugs is at the heart of California laws under which the defendants are charged.