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MAY 07, 2018 DEA brings in record number of unused pills during 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
APR 09, 2018 DEA working to avoid U.S. drug shortages
MAR 20, 2018 Medical doctor pleads guilty to unlawful distribution of oxycodone
FEB 14, 2018 DEA creates new resource to help distributors avoid oversupplying opioids
FEB 12, 2018 Fort Lauderdale Doctor and Staff Arrested for Running a Pill Mill
DEC 11, 2017 Another Montgomery “pill mill” doctor pleads guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges
NOV 20, 2017 Reno doctor sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter of patient and unlawful distribution of large quantities of prescription drugs
NOV 07, 2017 Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day
OCT 24, 2017 DEA and local law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs October 28
AUG 04, 2017 DEA proposes reduction to amount of controlled substances to be manufactured in 2018
JUN 15, 2017 Hospice Nurse Pleads Guilty To Prescription Opioid Conspiracy Charges
MAY 17, 2017 Major Illegal Narcotics Ring Dismantled In Elmira, Four Defendants Arrested
MAY 12, 2017 Former Health Minister of Guyana, Dr. Noel Blackman, Sentenced for Running “Pill Mill” in Long Island
MAY 08, 2017 DEA Brings in Record Amount of Unused Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day
APR 24, 2017 DEA Continues Its Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts with Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday
APR 07, 2017 Operation Avalanche: Millions of Narcotic Painkillers Pumped Onto Black Market, Millions Fraudulently Billed to Medicaid, Medicare
FEB 09, 2017 Kaiser Permanente Pays $850,000 Settlement
FEB 08, 2017 13 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail: Over 45 Pounds of Cocaine and Heroin Seized
FEB 03, 2017 Former Ford Dealership Manager Pleads Guilty to Prescription Drug Distribution Charges
JAN 02, 2017 Texas Doctor Sentenced in Prescription Drug Conspiracy
DEC 27, 2016 United States Reaches $34 Million Settlement with Cardinal Health For Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
NOV 22, 2016 CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers Settle Allegations of Unlicensed Prescribing and Improper Billing
NOV 18, 2016 Former Doctor Sentenced for Selling Oxycodone Prescriptions
OCT 17, 2016 DEA and Partners Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday
OCT 04, 2016 DEA Reduces Amount of Opioid Controlled Substances to be Manufactured in 2017
AUG 30, 2016 DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom
JUN 22, 2016 22 Charged in the Southern District of Texas as Part of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History
JUN 08, 2016 Nurse-Practitioner Indicted on Federal Charges, Accused of Illegally Distributing Oxycodone
MAY 26, 2016 Medical Doctor Arrested on Federal ‘Structuring’ Charges for Making Cash Deposits to Avoid Federal Reporting Requirements
MAY 23, 2016 United States Files Civil Complaint Seeking Injunctive Relief, Penalties and Forfeiture of Assets Tied to Suffolk County Clinic’s Illegal Distribution of Prescription Painkillers
MAY 19, 2016 DEA Task Force Takes Down Fentanyl Distribution Ring
MAY 17, 2016 Former Police Officer & Tech Worker Sentenced In Illegal Online Pharmacy Scheme
MAY 11, 2016 Reno Doctor Robert Rand and Eight Others Indicted on Federal Prescription Drug Distribution Charges
APR 25, 2016 DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday
APR 19, 2016 Doctor Charged with Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs and Fraud
FEB 29, 2016 DEA Meets with Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboratively Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
FEB 09, 2016 DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Statement on Walgreens’ Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative
FEB 04, 2016 FBI, DEA Release Documentary Film Addressing Heroin/Prescription Drug Abuse
DEC 10, 2015 DEA’s Pharmacist Conference Supports 360 Drug Abuse Strategy
NOV 24, 2015 Councilman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Distribute Oxycodone
NOV 10, 2015 DEA Announces “360 Strategy” to Address Heroin, Prescription Drugs and Violent Crime
OCT 30, 2015 Doctor Convicted of Three Murders in Prescription Drug Overdose Case
OCT 29, 2015 New York Pharmacist and Two Others Face Criminal and Civil Charges for Multimillion-Dollar Oxycodone Distribution Scheme
OCT 01, 2015 DEA’S Prescription Drug Take-Back Effort-- A Big Success
SEP 25, 2015 DEA Dialogues with Registrants on Preventing Pharmaceutical Diversion at Conference This Week
JUN 18, 2015 Kentucky Physician Charged with Prescribing Pain Medications that Resulted in the Deaths of Five Patients
MAY 20, 2015 DEA Announces Largest-Ever Prescription Drug Operation
APR 15, 2015 Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Doctor for Selling Assault Weapons & Drugs during Course of Murder-for-Hire Plot
JAN 21, 2015 Kentucky Physician Charged with Prescribing Pain Meds that Resulted in the Death of Five of His Patients
SEP 08, 2014 DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options
AUG 21, 2014 DEA to Publish Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products
JUL 18, 2014 FedEx Indicted for Its Role in Distributing Controlled Substances and Prescription Drugs
APR 21, 2014 DEA Holds Its Eighth Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26
FEB 27, 2014 DEA Publishes Proposal to Reschedule Hydrocodone
FEB 14, 2014 Leader and a Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 120 Months and 110 Months Respectively for Drug Trafficking
FEB 05, 2014 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against Owner of Bronx Clinic and 23 Other Individuals Involved in Illegal Distribution of More Than Five Million Oxycodone Pills
JAN 23, 2014 Jury Finds Pill-Mill Doctor Guilty of 51 Counts
JAN 10, 2014 Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 115 Months for Drug Trafficking and Attempting to Assassinate Criminal Associate over Drug Debt
NOV 18, 2013 DEA Announces Release of 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment
OCT 23, 2013 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against Owners of Three Pharmacies, Pharmacists, and Others for Illegal Distribution of Millions of Dollars Worth of Oxycodone and Other Painkillers
SEP 20, 2013 New York Methodist Hospital Agrees to Implement Compliance Program to Settle Civil Claims under the Controlled Substances Act
SEP 12, 2013 Drug Traffickers Used Bronx Day Care: Kilo of Cocaine, Oxycodone Pills and Firearm Seized; 3 Arrests
JUL 17, 2013 Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s Office Participates in Record Settlement: Walgreens Agrees to pay $80 Million in Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
JUN 11, 2013 Walgreens Agrees to Pay a Record Settlement of $80 Million for Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
APR 19, 2013 Owner and Employees of Indiana Medical Center Charged with Multiple Felony Counts
APR 03, 2013 CVS to Pay $11 Million to Settle Civil Penalty Claims Involving Violations of Controlled Substances Act
MAR 28, 2013 Gramercy Medical Center Pumped More Than $10 Million in Narcotic Pills onto Interstate Black Market
MAR 20, 2013 Forty-Four Michigan and Ohio Residents Indicted in Scheme to Illegally Divert and Distribute Rx Drugs along “US-23 Pipeline”
FEB 27, 2013 Doctor Pleads Guilty in White Plains Federal Court To Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone
FEB 06, 2013 DEA Serves Another Walgreens Pharmacy an Order to Show Cause
FEB 01, 2013 Detroit Area Pharmacist/Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 17 Years for Drug Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud
JAN 30, 2013 Florida Pharmacist and Web Site Operator Sentenced for Illegally Distributing Prescription Drugs
NOV 27, 2012 DEA Serves Order to Show Cause to Three Walgreens Pharmacies
NOV 20, 2012 Alleged Leader of Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Extradited to the U.S. to Face Drug and Money Laundering Charges
NOV 15 , 2012 Doctor, Pharmacist and Call-Center Manager Found Guilty in Massive Prescription Drug Distribution Conspiracy
OCT 04, 2012 DEA’S Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Results in Another Big
SEP 14, 2012 DEA Serves a Suspension Order on Walgreens Distribution Center in Jupiter, Florida
SEP 12, 2012 DEA Revokes Two CVS Retailers’ Ability To Sell Controlled Substances
AUG 16, 2012 Operaton Pill Nation Strikes Again with Phase II Takedown
JUN 27, 2012 Federal Investigation Takes Down New Breed of Pill Mills in Florida
MAY 17, 2012 DEA Investigation of Express Scripts Drug Diversion, Regulatory Violations Leads to $2.75 Million Settlement
MAY 15, 2012 DEA Suspends for Two Years Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distributor’s Ability to Sell Controlled Substances from Lakeland, Florida Facility
MAY 11, 2012 Omnicare in $50 Million Settlement- Largest Controlled Substance Settlement in History
APR 30, 2012 DEA Diversion Investigation Leads to $500000 Settlement in Internet Pharmacy Case
APR 19, 2012 Doctors, Owner of Pain Clinics Indicted for Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution
APR 16, 2012 Operation Adam Bomb: Arrest of Creators, Operators of Online Secret Narcotics MARketplace
APR 16, 2012 DEA to Hold Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day APR 28
MAR 05, 2012 California Doctor Charged With Murder in Multiple Patient Deaths
FEB 14, 2012 More Than Four Life Sentences for Dr. Paul Volkman: Illegally Prescribed Drugs Resulting in Four Deaths 
FEB 06, 2012 DEA Suspends Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distributor and Retailers’ Ability to Sell Controlled Substances
OCT 28, 2011 DEA Administrator, Attorney General Announce Enforcement Efforts Against Illegal Prescription Drug Distributors in Florida
SEP 13, 2011 TSA and Law Enforcement Officers in Nevada and Florida Charged in Prescription Drug Ring Narcotics Trafficking Network Results In 20 Arrests
JUN 30, 2011 Multiple Defendants Arrested for Operating Prescription Drug "Pill Mill"
MAY 26, 2011 Final Defendant Sentenced in 100 Kilo Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy in Kentucky
APR 19, 2011 Obama Administration Releases Action Plan to Address National Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
MAR 08, 2011 DEA Holding Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in APR
OCT 14, 2010 CVS to Pay Largest Ever Civil Penalty Under Controlled Substances Act
OCT 05, 2010 American Public Overwhelmingly Responds to DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Effort
SEP 09, 2010 Over 02,700 Sites Join DEA Nationwide to Take-Back Prescription Drugs on SEPt. 25
AUG 19, 2010 DEA Heads First-Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
AUG 12, 2010 Nine Members of Oxycodone Distribution Ring Charged by Feds
JUL 16, 2010 New Data Reveal 400% Increase in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for People Abusing Prescription Drugs
JUL 14, 2009 Physician Accused of Multiple Crimes in Massive Prescription Drug Case
MAY 08, 2009 Doctor Guilty of Federal Drug Trafficking Charges for Writing Oxycodone Prescriptions for Cash
MAY 04, 2009 Ohio Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Agrees to Pay $500,000 in Civil Settlement for Supplying Internet Pharmacies
APR 13, 2009 New Rules Governing Internet Pharmacies Go Into Effect TODAY
NOV 14, 2008 Father and Son Convicted of Running Illegal Internet Pharmacy
NOV 04, 2008 Edmonds Pharmacy "Manager of the Year" Pleads Guilty
OCT 01, 2008 Congress Passes Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act
AUG 27, 2008 Nine Arrested for Violation of Combat Meth Act
AUG 19, 2008 Public Service Campaign MARks National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month in New Jersey
JUL 30, 2008 Doctor Among 57 Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges in Michigan Raid
JUN 27, 2008 DEA Issues Proposed Regulations to Allow Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
APR 30, 2008 Doctor Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges for Writing Oxycontin Prescriptions for Cash
MAR 06, 2008 New Jersey Physician Sentenced to 11 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotic Painkillers
FEB 14, 2008 California Doctor Arrested On Charges Of Writing Prescriptions For Narcotics Without Examining ‘Patients’
FEB 11, 2008 Miami Beach Doctor Indicted for Patient Death Resulting from Illegal Dispensing of Controlled Substance
FEB 07, 2008 Undercover Purchases Of Prescription Medication Leads To 3 Arrests
FEB 04, 2008 Former Police Officer Sentenced for Trafficking Oxycontin
NOV 29, 2007 DEA Suspends Seattle Branch Of Cardinal Health Drug Company And Rogue Internet Pharmacy From Distributing Controlled Substances
JUL 26, 2007 Hospital’s Failure to Keep Proper Records Results In $2 Million Civil Fine
JUL 23, 2007 Five Indicted in 102 Count Unlawful Prescription Drug Operation
JUL 02, 2007 Doctor Charged with Illegal Drug Distribution
APR 05, 2007 Routine Cleaning: DEA Arrests Dental Office Manager
MAR 28, 2007 Supplier of Internet Pharmacies Shut Down
JAN 31, 2007 Pharmacy In Kenner, LA Closed, Two Arrested
JAN 29, 2007 Seven Doctors Indicted in Puerto Rico


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