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81-year-old pharmacist charged with trading drugs for sex

Posted 11/4/2021

An 81-year-old pharmacist in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with trading pain medication for sexual favors from customers.

The Delaware County District Attorney's Office wrote in a Nov. 1 statement that Martin Brian was arrested and charged with distributing drugs from...
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Bloomington, IL doctor charged with 15 counts of unlawful dispensing, distributing a controlled substance

Posted 10/31/2021

A Bloomington doctor was been indicted September 21 for allegedly unlawfully dispensing and distributing controlled substances from February 3, 2017 through February 6, 2020 in McLean County and elsewhere.

The indictment against Richard Sabbun, 61, unsealed October 28 during his initial...
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Six Individuals Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute More Than 100 Kilograms of Controlled Substances on Long Island and in New Jersey

Posted 10/31/2021

an indictment was unsealed charging Anthony Cyntje, a New Jersey correction officer, Anthony Leonardi, his brother Robert Leonardi, William Junior Maxwell II, who is the rap artist also known as Fetty Wap, Brian Sullivan, and Kavaughn Wiggins with conspiring to distribute and possess controlled...
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NASCSA Elects New Officers/Executive Committee Members

Posted 10/27/2021

NASCSA Elected New Officers and Executive Committee Members at its 37th annual meeting this week in San Antonio, Texas.  Members included the following:

President - Alan McGill (PA); Vice President - Eric Griffin (OH); Secretary/Treasurer - Sidney "Sid" Seal (MS); Jason Slovoski...
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SAMHSA releases 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Posted 10/27/2021

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released findings from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The data suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the nation?s well-being. Americans responding to the NSDUH survey reporte...
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New PDMP Administrator Announced in SC

Posted 10/26/2021

Chelsea Townsend  was recently named as the Director of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for South Carolina. Chelsea graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2015 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Upon graduation, she began working for Rite Aid which turned...
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See You in San Antonio!

Posted 10/13/2021

This year's 37th Annual Conference is less than two weeks away.  Check out the lastest conference information and updated program here.


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Madison Heights pharmacy busted for selling thousands of prescriptions

Posted 10/1/2021

A pharmacy in Madison Heights has been busted for the illegal sale of thousands of controlled substances to people without prescriptions, officials said. The Detroit DEA was contacted in April 2021 by a Michigan pharmacy investigator who said Yousef Kosho, 43, of Sterling Heights, was operating...
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The Prescription Center in Scranton to pay $57K in civil penal

Posted 10/1/2021

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Friday that The Prescription Center, located in Scranton agreed to pay the $57,073 in civil penalties for allegedly failing to comply with record keeping requirements of the Controlled Substances Act.

Ac...
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DEA Warns of Counterfeit Pill Surge Following Its Crackdown

Posted 10/1/2021

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a public safety alert this week warning people about a sharp increase in the availability of counterfeit prescription pills - a potentially toxic drug supply that experts say ballooned in the wake of policy failures and heavy-handed enforcement by...
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