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Two indicted, one already jailed for alleged ‘pill mill’ with North Olmsted office

A former co-owner of a medical clinic which had an office in North Olmsted and a doctor who worked there were indicted last week on 170 charges involving medical fraud in what one law enforcement officer deemed a “pill mill.” Diane Javier, 71, and Dr. Stephen Bernie of the Medical Care Group were indicted last […]

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leveland woman gets 11 years in prison for stealing and selling prescription painkillers

A Cleveland woman will spend 11 years in prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions for pain pills as part of a ring that was selling the drugs. Heather Mitchell was sentenced Monday by Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John Sutula. She pleaded guilty to 35 charges including corruption, forgery, identity fraud, theft, drug trafficking and deception to obtain […]

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15 indicted for drug ring involving forged prescriptions that put 5,000 pills on the street

Sweeping indictments have been issued by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor in the search for 14 people involved in an illegal prescription drug ring that took place between December 2012 and October 2014. Police have already arrested James Decore in connection with the prescription drug ring that prosecutors sad put more than 5,000 pills on the […]

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Cuyahoga County Announces New Life-Saving Naloxone Efforts

In another concrete response to the area’s heroin epidemic, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas P. Gilson today announced funding for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau’s (WEB) Nasal Narcan program. Narcan, the commercial name for Naloxone, is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug, such […]

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The fine line between prescription drug abuse and heroin Is prevention

A new government report finds a link between prescription drug abuse and an increased risk of heroin use. Americans ages 12 to 49 that illegally use prescription drugs are 19 times more likely than others in their age group to begin using heroin, the report found. According to the National Survey on Drug Use, nearly […]

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