Tragic news events on Long Island have made the public increasingly aware of the threat posed by prescription drug trafficking and abuse.  In June 2011, four people were killed by a man robbing a Medford pharmacy for prescription painkillers.  On New Year’s Eve, an ATF agent was killed trying to stop a robbery at a pharmacy in Wantagh.

Last month,
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The recent increase of prescription drug abuse led both chambers of the New York State Legislature to pass the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act on June 11, 2012.  The legislation seeks to tighten control over certain controlled substances in an effort to decrease criminal diversion and abuse of such prescription drugs which can result in addiction, violence, family
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