One of the Queens students was arrested for distributing the prescription drug, police said.
NYPD precincts will get locked dropboxes where people can safely discard unused prescription pills.
Police arrested nine people on Staten Island who they said sold prescription drugs and heroin.
Mayor Bloomberg said the mobile medical vans will be staffed with primary care providers.
Michael Mancusi, 27, of Staten Island, has pleaded guilty to running a prescription drug ring.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the law will serve as a model to curb prescription drug abuse.
Antonio Tavarez was busted for trying to purchase 360 pills of Percocet from an undercover cop.
Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan said a prescription drug problem is threatening his borough.
The Manhattan District Attorney and other local authorities are asking New Yorkers to turn in unused prescription drugs at a drive on Saturday.
Nancy Wilkins, 40, was charged in connection with the major drug ring.
The 33rd Precinct is boosting its fight against a flourishing illegal pill drug trade in Washington Heights.
There was a 13 percent increase in prescription drug abuse in the country from 2008 to 2009.
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