Mon., April 29, 2013 9:00am
Savannah area police and sheriff's deputies say they rounded more than 200 pounds of expired and unwanted drugs as part of a national sweep. The prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of an event sponsored by the national Drug Enforcement Administration.
Thu., April 25, 2013 10:12am
Georgians are invited to dispose of unwanted prescription medication during national prescription drug take-back day. The event is scheduled for April 27 with drop-off sites across the state.
Wed., July 11, 2012 3:40pm
As Florida and other states crack down on pain pill mills, clinics are migrating to Georgia where painkillers can be easily bought and taken across state lines to re-sell.
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.
Mon., March 26, 2012 10:00am
Authorities in Forsyth County are setting up what they describe as Georgia's first "drug take back box" for unwanted prescription drugs. Sheriff's officials say the purpose of the box is to give people a way to dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs from households.
Mon., March 5, 2012 4:40pm
Lawmakers in the House passed a bill that would enact the “Georgia Pain Management Clinic Act.” The bill heads to the Senate floor next.
Tue., February 28, 2012 6:11pm
Death investigations by coroners would flagged if prescriptions were involved. Any death that may be the result of a medication administered or prescribed would have to be reported to the Georgia Composite Medical Board.
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.