MIAMI - Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in this country. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found a big part of the problem are rogue pharmacies distributing millions of pills.
At age 23, Heather Belleme had a dark secret. For two years, she was addicted to the powerful pain-killer oxycodone.Continue »
WASHINGTON - A nationwide law enforcement crackdown has resulted in charges against 91 people -- including doctors and other medical professionals -- for what authorities described as the largest bust for Medicare fraud in U.S. history, allegedly participating in schemes involving $295 million in false billing.
Chasse's 42-year-old son James was out for a walk in downtown Portland, Oregon, in September 2006 when three police officers spotted what they later described as a "peculiar...dirty" young man.Read the full report...
Dozens of FBI agents targeted alleged members of the loose-knit hacking group in simultaneous raids driven by the U.S. attorney's office in San Jose, Calif.
FORT HOOD, Texas - At the annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest last week at Fort Hood, one of the largest military bases in the U.S., soldiers just back from war or ready to deploy were spending the day with their families.
There was no chance they would win at some of these games. The games are run by a Texas company called Century 21 Shows.Read the full report.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - In Memphis, the war on drugs is a door-to-door fight. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the enemy is increasingly methamphetamine.
"Meth has taken away the past three years," said Kim. "Long, depressing three years of my life that I won't get back.
Kim is an innocent victim. On Wednesday, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Marcus Pritchett, was arrested on a felony drug charge.Continue »
NEW YORK - You've seen the ads - "for-profit" colleges often promise credit for life experience and offer convenient online classes. Students are flocking to them. Enrollment in them is up 225 percent over ten years-- to more than 1.8 million students.
But some claim the "for-profits" saddle students with huge debts, and do little to get them jobs. As CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports, the federal government today announced it's cracking down on them.
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NEW YORK - Anyone who's ever been through it will tell you that putting a loved one in a nursing home is one of the toughest decisions you'll ever have to make. You hope and pray your relative will be well-cared for.
But a troubling new report from the government finds that, all too often, nursing homes are giving antipsychotic drugs to patients who should not be getting them.Continue »
CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian updates a story Steve Kroft reported last Sunday on "60 Minutes."
Kroft's 18-month investigation of bestselling author and inspirational speaker Greg Mortenson turned up questions about claims he makes in his book, his charitable foundation and his finances. Mortenson is now the target of a government inquiry.
NEW YORK - A deadly early-morning bus crash. A late-night silence from air traffic control. Commercial pilots nodding off in the sky. Security guards caught snoozing at a nuclear power plant. Transportation Security Administration agents catching 40 winks while on duty. They are not just isolated incidents of employee fatigue but arguably the sign of a troubling trend: people in critical positions falling asleep on the job, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.Continue »