January 26, 2002 |
Kurt Warner said that he had never taken a pain-relieving injection before a game. He also said that he might do so tomorrow. Those two statements by the St. Louis quarterback yesterday afternoon, coming about 50 hours before the Rams' NFC championship meeting with the Eagles tomorrow, tell you all you need to know about Warner's uncertain status. Warner, listed as probable for the game at the Dome at America's Center, practiced yesterday at Rams Park and reported slight improvement in his bruised ribs and the related back spasms that had shut him down Wednesday.
April 11, 2001 |
The Bucks County osteopath accused of writing thousands of prescriptions linked by drug investigators to a flash epidemic of OxyContin and Xanax abuse in several Philadelphia neighborhoods pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he practiced medicine without a license. Richard G. Paolino of Bensalem, 59, allegedly wrote more than 1,200 prescriptions for the deadly painkiller OxyContin and the sedative Xanax between Nov. 1 and March 1 alone - many of the orders for high dosages that alarmed area pharmacists.
February 28, 2001 |
Donna Flade (right, at left) is comforted by Barbara Van Guilder last night at community meeting at 26th Police District headquarters, at Girard Avenue near Montgomery, to warn residents of the potentially deadly risk of the increasing popularity of OxyContin abuse. The meeting, packed with residents (below) eager to share their thoughts on the subject, was called after the recent death of Eddie Bisch. Bisch died earlier this month in his sleep after ingesting OxyContin and alcohol.
June 30, 1988 |
Charges of attempting to purchase a narcotic with the intent to distribute were filed against two South Philadelphia men after police said they tried to buy 2,000 tablets of the painkiller Dilaudid from an undercover Montgomery County detective. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the detective, Raymond Kuter, Daniel Leone, 42, of the 1800 block of South Mole Street and Andrew Altieri, 33, of the 800 block of Mildred Street, met with Kuter and a third man, known only as "Joe" in the parking lot of the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center last Thursday.
February 1, 2013
Two Montgomery County sisters were arrested after a two-year investigation and charged with illegally selling prescription painkillers, police said Wednesday. Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, both of Towamencin Township, were charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy, and related crimes, according to police. Darrina Slocum was arrested Jan. 19 at her home and released on bail. Ebony Slocum was arrested Tuesday after surrendering to police and was taken to the Montgomery County jail after not posting bail.
September 7, 2012 |
A NDRE DANIELS rose from his seat at the defense table Thursday afternoon and told U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Perkin that he was employed by the "city of Philadelphia. " Daniels' attorney, Nicholas Guarente, described his client as a public servant who could lose his job because of the federal drug charges he faces. No one acknowledged the elephant in the courtroom: Daniels is a cop - the 49th Philadelphia police officer arrested since 2009. Daniels, 41, a 15-year veteran of the department who is assigned to the 22nd District in North Philadelphia, was indicted Thursday on 14 counts of illegally acquiring prescription painkillers.
November 22, 2006 |
Cephalon Inc. engaged in "problematic" practices to promote and increase sales of its narcotic lollipop painkiller, Actiq, according to an investigation by the Connecticut attorney general. Actiq, a berry-flavored pain treatment on a stick, is approved only to treat "breakthrough" cancer pain - a severe spike in pain experienced by patients already being treated with regular pain medication. But doctors widely prescribe it "off label" to treat other types of pain such as migraines and backache, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in an interview.
June 23, 2006 |
A drug task force has arrested three people suspected of distributing a deadly combination of heroin and a powerful painkiller, the FBI said yesterday. U.S. Magistrate Jacob Hart ordered Louis "Bardo" Morales, Osvaldo "Valdi" Seda and Adam J. "Kekito" Torres-Ojeda held on charges of possessing and distributing heroin. Assisted by Delaware County investigators and Chester police officers, the task force seized what agents called "a large quantity" of heroin in predawn raids Wednesday at Morales' home in the 900 block of Walnut Street and at Torres-Ojeda's home in 600 block of W. 9th Street, both in Chester.
April 1, 2004 |
The 8-year-old West Philadelphia girl who police said unwittingly ingested the painkiller oxycodone after she found some pills inside her house died yesterday afternoon at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, authorities said. Kalilah Williams, who had been on life support since being admitted in critical condition Tuesday morning, was officially pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m. There was no activity in her brain, according to authorities. Police said blood tests indicated that the child, a second grader at Morton McMichael Elementary School, had oxycodone in her system that was similar to tablets found inside a lunch box at the home.
November 3, 1987 |
The estranged wife of ex-76ers center Darryl Dawkins apparently killed herself over the weekend with painkillers, authorities in Trenton said yesterday. Kelly Barnes Dawkins, 28, who had been living with her parents in Trenton while her husband trained with the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, was found dead in bed Sunday morning. On a dresser in the bedroom, police found a prescription bottle with 22 painkiller pills missing since the prescription had been filled Friday, according to police sources.