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Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

...believe the public deserves it."The report notes more South Carolinians die from prescribed opioids, including OxyContin and Percocet, than from heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine combined. The residents admitted to a state treatment program for opiate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/council-south-carolina-databa
DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

...for players' health, withholding information about injuries while handing out prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Percocet, and anti-inflammatories such as Toradol, to mask pain and minimize lost playing time. The players contend some teams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-16/dea-agents-raid-nfl-medical-s
For the record

...obtain a controlled substance (Xanax and Percocet) by fraudDoris Loretta Harris, 53...obtain a controlled substance (Xanax and Percocet) by fraudFelicia West Youmans, 38...obtain a controlled substance (Xanax and Percocet) by fraudHANDED DOWN OCT. 14Xavier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-11-05/record
Something smells fishy about this fight over wastewater plant

...Sams, who isn't returning my phone calls. That, and the Percocet haze I've been in since having outpatient surgery at University...leaving work early Tuesday over the compounding effects of Percocet, I decided to give up drugs, and I called my pharmacist and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/johnny-edwards/2009-11-13/somethi
Ex-NFL players file suit saying painkillers were easy to get up to 2012

...lt;0x2014> and often illegally <0x2014> providing them with prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Percocet, and anti-inflammatories such as Toradol, to mask pain and minimize lost playing time.Lead plaintiffs' attorney Steve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-18/ex-nfl-players-file-suit-sayi
Drug thefts rise as 'pill mills' close

...robbery.The man was not looking for cash. Instead, according to police, he demanded that the pharmacist give him Lortab and Percocet painkillers.He then grabbed drug bottles and prescription bags belonging to customers before fleeing the store, police said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-31/drug-thefts-rise-pill-
300 pills stolen from vehicle during Border Bowl

...Richmond County Sheriff's Office.Among the medications stolen were 150 pills of hydrocodone and 80 pills each of Valium and Percocet.The veteran told the sheriff's office that the prescriptions were stolen between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday when someone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-14/300-pills-stolen-vehic
Murder conviction for 2010 Augusta homicide affirmed

...shot him in the head.Boyd was found with his pant's pockets turned inside out. When arrested, Gibbs had a bag containing Percocet, a painkiller, and $1,715.Gibbs is serving two consecutive life sentences for murder and armed robbery. Judge Carl...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-22/murder-conviction-2010
NFL sued by group of ex-players over use of painkillers

...cocktails of drugs that included narcotic painkillers Percodan, Percocet and Vicodin, anti-inflammatories such as Toradol, and sleep...addicted to painkillers, at one point taking more than 100 Percocet pills per month, even in the offseason, the lawsuit says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-20/nfl-sued-group-ex-players-ove
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...officials were focused on stamping out meth labs. Then investigators noticed a climb in pharmacy robberies, and started finding Percocet and OxyContin during routine marijuana busts.As prescription drug abuse rose, so, too, did crackdowns aimed at shutting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-09/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-mise