A Northeast-based family doctor was charged last week with 23 counts of illegally selling prescription drugs after a federal grand jury indicted him on 26 additional counts of the same offense earlier in February.
A Northeast-based family doctor and his receptionist were charged last week with running a “pill mill” in their Bustleton medical office as well as a second office in Bucks County.
Methadone can help
The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.
City Councilman Bobby Henon has pledged to cover the cost of the initial phase of the community’s appeal seeking to bar a methadone clinic from opening on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor, asking that they “send me a bill.”
The Holmesburg Civic Association and some State Road businesses have entered into an agreement with NorthEast Treatment Centers that will allow for a methadone clinic to open in the neighborhood. The agreement follows a recent court victory by NET, which plans to open a clinic at 7520 and 7550 State Road.
The owners of a proposed methadone clinic on State Road in Holmesburg last week won a big court ruling.
Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Green-Ceisler is expected to rule soon in an appeal of a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision permitting a methadone clinic along State Road in Holmesburg.
Many in the East Kensington community said at a meeting last week that they are concerned about the effects a methadone facility could have on the surrounding neighborhood, especially if the facility increases the number of clients it serves.