Thu., February 21, 2013 8:37am
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a proposal that calls for the state to license and regulate businesses that call themselves pain management clinics. The 150-15 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where similar legislation died last year.
Wed., July 4, 2012 6:42am
Federal agents raided a pain clinic in Tucker Tuesday -- the second time in three weeks -- and arrested a doctor. Officials said Dr. Michael Assevero was charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone during the raid at Southern Health Management.
Wed., March 2, 2011 2:58pm
The problem of prescription drug abuse and illegal dispensing of drugs is exploding in Georgia. On Wednesday, there was a call to action for the medical community and law enforcement. Officials on the state and federal level gathered in Atlanta for a summit to brainstorm ways to attack the issue.
Wed., March 2, 2011 9:01am
Federal prosecutors have organized a summit to highlight the growth of prescription drug abuse and addiction in Georgia. Wednesday's gathering comes amid an effort by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta to crack down on so-called "pill mills" that make it easy for drug abusers to obtain the medications.