Stories tagged: drug
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Elephant tranquilizer makes lethal entry into opioid crisis
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons wounded in cartel attack, report says
A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Lewiston police seize more cash, property in drug cases
Police in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston seized more cash, cars and property last year under Idaho’s drug forfeiture laws.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Lilly’s Alzheimer’s disease drug fails in final-stage trial
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic
It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Oregon State University offers dorm for recovering addicts
Oregon State University will open an on-campus dorm this fall specifically designed for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Tue., May 8, 2012, 9:47 a.m.
FDA favors first drug for HIV prevention
WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators today affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the …
Wed., July 14, 2010, 7:49 p.m.
19 arrested in multi-agency gang sweep
A series of federal arrests is going on today as part of a lengthy drug and firearms investigation targeting Spokane-area gangs.
Tue., March 24, 2009
Robyn Blumner: Usury-built economy proves flimsy
In Edna Ferber’s 1925 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “So Big,” a cultured woman spends her life doing hard physical labor on a rural Illinois farm so that her son can go …
Tue., Feb. 17, 2009
Robyn Blumner: Help, not jail time, for drug issues
We’ve come a long way from “I didn’t inhale,” former President Bill Clinton’s rather lame attempt to explain away a marijuana toke. President Barack Obama has been candid about his …
Tue., Jan. 20, 2009
Drug abuse treatment paying off
BOISE – Idaho’s prison population is down, defying a steep multiyear growth trend and signaling, state officials say, that the state’s new coordinated approach to substance abuse treatment is paying …
Thu., Oct. 19, 1995
House Keeps Crack Sentence
The House joined the Senate in voting Wednesday to retain the five-year mandatory sentence for possession of crack cocaine, rejecting a federal commission’s recommendation to reduce it. On a 332-83 …
Wed., Aug. 16, 1995
Boutros-Ghali Nephew Arrested
Police have arrested a nephew of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on suspicion of selling LSD, a crime punishable by death under Egyptian law. Karim Raouf Boutros-Ghali, 17, was picked up …
Fri., July 28, 1995
Man Arrested On Charge Of Delivering Meth
A man who owns a north Spokane County home where a methamphetamine lab was discovered earlier this week was arrested Thursday, police said. Terry N. Ward, 35, was arrested at …
Fri., July 28, 1995
Police Raid Suspected Meth Lab, Find Nothing
Spokane police raided a suspected methamphetamine lab in a North Side house Thursday after arresting the home’s owner a day earlier. The owner, Robert G. Katke, 65, was arrested as …
Tue., June 6, 1995
Tests Seal Boxer’s Fate Rome
WBO junior middleweight champion GianFranco Rosi of Italy faces a two-year suspension and the loss of his crown as another round of tests confirmed that he took amphetamines before his …
Fri., June 2, 1995
Hundreds Arrested, Drugs, Cash, Guns Seized In Puerto Rico Raids
In sweeping raids across the island Thursday, police arrested nearly 1,000 suspects in drug trafficking that has turned this U.S. commonwealth into a world center for smuggling and money laundering. …
Fri., April 28, 1995
Dad Takes Pot Plant To School As Project
The father of a Skyline High School student got more than he bargained for this week when he took his son’s science project to school. The 20-inch plant sat on …
Thu., April 27, 1995
Valley Schools Cash In On Basketball Game Between Dare Officers, Football Players
Spokane area junior high and middle schools will be sharing the money raised by this month’s basketball game between sheriff’s DARE officers and the San Francisco 49ers. The game raised …
Wed., March 15, 1995
Nfl Denies Reports
In an unprecedented move, the NFL denied that Warren Sapp, the defensive tackle from the University of Miami and a likely high first-round draft choice, had tested positive for cocaine. …
Thu., Feb. 16, 1995
Four Spokane City Drivers Test Positive For Drug Use Federally Required Tests Can Lead To Treatment, Dismissal
Nearly one of 10 commercial drivers for the city of Spokane tested positive for drugs since random testing began three weeks ago. So far, 45 employees were tested and four …
Thu., Feb. 9, 1995
`Doughboy’ Dealer Sentenced
Confessed cocaine dealer Steven Wynne, described as a street-level supplier in “Operation Doughboy,” was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison. Wynne, 44, of E12210 Maxwell, previously pleaded guilty to …