Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Man Linked To Ex-Steelers Doctor Has Sentence ReducedA federal judge has cut two years off the sentence of a western Pennsylvania businessman accused of having obtained painkiller prescriptions under different names from a former Steelers team doctor.
AG Files Charges Against Nurse Accused Of Forging Painkiller PrescriptionsState Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed charges against 34-year-old Stephanie Letters, for allegedly forging prescriptions to buy painkillers for her husband, 31-year-old Taylor Letters.
Police: Latrobe Woman, 40, Used Boy, 13, For Sex, DrugsPolice have charged a 40-year-old Latrobe woman with having sex with a 13-year-old boy and then making him fake a toothache so he could get painkillers for her.
Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis CaseA traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
Longtime Ford City Doctor Accused Of Abusing Painkillers For nearly 30 years, Dr. Terence Moore has practiced family medicine in ford city.
Former UPMC Employee Pleads Guilty In NH In Hepatitis C OutbreakA traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in New Hampshire.
Former UPMC Employee To Take Plea Deal After Patients InfectedDavid Kwiatkowski has been in jail since August of last year.
W. Va. Landlord Sentenced For Accepting Drugs As Rent PaymentA federal prosecutor says a Huntington landlord who accepted illegal drugs as payment for rent has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison.
Allentown Home Invasion Suspects Looking For PainkillersTwo people were tied up Tuesday night during a home invasion in Pittsburgh’s Allentown section.
Authorities Release New Surveillance Photos In CVS RobberyState police have released new surveillance photos in an armed robbery at a Westmoreland County pharmacy last month.
Man With Gun Robs Latrobe CVS, Takes Off With OxyContinA robber was after one thing at a local CVS Pharmacy in Westmoreland County, and it was not cash.