CVS Fined $535K For Filling Forged Percocet PrescriptionsPercocet is a brand-name painkiller that contains acetaminophen and the opioid oxycodone.
Uptown Medical Clinic Owner Guilty Of Illegally Prescribing $500,000 In OpioidsThe former owner of a Chicago medical clinic has admitted to making more than $500,000 by illegally selling opioid prescriptions to patients, according to the United States Department of Justice.
Feds Charge 600 People In $2 Billion Opioid FeudThe arrests come as the result of what the department called the largest heath care fraud takedown ever in the U.S.
Mussels Off The Coast Of Seattle Test Positive For OpioidsScientists used mussels as a barometer of pollution in the waters off Seattle, and discovered that oxycodone is now present enough in the marine environment there for shellfish to test positive.
A State Crackdown On Doctors Overprescribing Addictive And Dangerous DrugsOpioid overdoses are up 60 percent and all too often the source of those drugs are doctors, some using their medical license as a license to deal.
DuPage Coroner: Number Of Opioid Deaths 'Startling'In 2015, DuPage County had seven deaths connected to opioids. Last year, there were 32.
Statewide Poll Reveals New Statistics On Illinois' Opioid EpidemicThe National Safety Council released Thursday findings of a statewide poll on the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Overdose Analysis On West Side Leads Police To Drug And Gun ArrestsDrug overdoses on Chicago’s West Side helped police get dozens of alleged gang members and drug traffickers off the streets.
DuPage County Struggles To Fight Opioid EpidemicThe DuPage County Coroner reports heroin-related deaths are up more than 50 percent in the area.
Driver Overdosing On Heroin Causes Car Accident, Cops Revive HimIt's the latest example of someone saved by the opioid remedy Narcan, WBBM’s Rob Hart reports.
Medical 'VIP Syndrome' May Have Doomed Music Star PrinceVIP Syndrome is shorthand for how the influence of wealth and the allure of fame can cause doctors to veer into risky territory when they cater to the demands of a star or his entourage.
Official Says Prince Died Of Opioid OverdoseTests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.