Painkillers

File photo of the prescription drug Oxycontin.  (credit: Darren McCollester/GettyImages)

Study: Physicians Not Following Guidelines On Painkiller Prescriptions

Doctors who prescribe powerful painkillers fail to follow up with their patients which can lead to addiction, according to a new study by Workers Compensation Research Institute.

10/04/2012

At the Stamford Police Department, US Attorney for Connecticut David Fein (left) and other law enforcement officials announce the arrests of TSA agents, out-of-state police officers, and alleged drug dealers from the Waterbury area in a drug trafficking bust. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former TSA Officer Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Scheme

A former federal Transportation Security Administration officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for bribery and extortion related to accepting cash in exchange for allowing what she believed were painkiller pills to pass through an airport.

09/20/2012

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