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05/01/16 2:00pm
05/01/2016 2:00 PM

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The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth took back more than 160 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at a take-back event Saturday at Peconic Bay Medical Center, the organization has announced. READ

12/29/15 9:00am

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The alleged details in the case against Riverhead physician’s assistant Michael Troyan were substantial: 60,000 prescription painkillers. 20 co-conspirators. Almost $2 million in sales over a four-year period. A demand for an assault rifle as payment. READ

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11/23/15 6:00am
11/23/2015 6:00 AM

I was disturbed to read two health-related articles in the News-Review last week: one involving the charges against physician assistant Michael Troyan for illegally selling oxycodone pills and the other concerning the state’s shutdown of Health Republic, an insurance company. READ

04/27/13 11:20am
04/27/2013 11:20 AM

The Riverhead Police Department is hosting a drug disposal event today in honor of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Police, partnered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be accepting medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverhead Police Department, located at 210 Howell Avenue.

“All citizens are encouraged to check their medications and turn in expired or unwanted drugs. Doing so only ensures the safety of you and your family. It also protects the environment from the harmful effects of improper disposal,” Riverhead Police said in a release.

Medications can also be returned to Peconic Bay Medical Center and the New York State Police at 234 Riverleigh Avenue.