Stories tagged: drugs
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker pushes plan to legalize pot throughout U.S.
Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis
Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration over opioid epidemic
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
India seizes heroin worth millions of dollars
Indian coast guard authorities say they have seized a large amount of heroin from a ship off the country’s western coast.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
Philippine mayor linked to drugs, 14 others killed in raids
Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Spokane parents of addicted teenagers decry state law that keeps them at distance
When Vanessa Schultz was released from the hospital at the end of June, it was time for her to make a decision.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Chicago giving departing inmates overdose-reversing drug
Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Drug fraud settlement nets Washington state $368,000
Washington state has received a small fraction of a $280 million national settlement involving a pharmaceutical company accused of committing fraud by promoting drugs for unapproved uses, including leprosy and …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Jury awards $150 million in punitive damages in testosterone case
Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves
The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital
Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Man accused of fleeing, ramming cop cars while high on PCP
A Washington man accused of being high on PCP when he rammed two deputies’ cars during a police chase is facing multiple felony charges.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Two men sentenced to prison more than a year after murder
A year after they watched a ruthless and meth-fueled murder in the woods, two men were sentenced to the Montana State Prison.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
‘Darknet’ drug marketplaces knocked out by Justice Department
Two of the world’s most notorious “darknet” marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
New Hampshire decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana
New Hampshire has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
‘It’s raining needles’: Drug crisis creates pollution threat
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Safeway to pay $3 million over lax controls at pharmacies, DOJ says
The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Marijuana frenzy could end very badly in Canada
There’s one bummer question haunting all the marijuana businesses popping up between British Columbia and Newfoundland. How much do Canucks like weed, eh?
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
Sat., July 15, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. addicted to abusive drug pricing
Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law. Shrkeli is the infamous “pharma bro” who bought patents to lifesaving drugs then hiked their prices to obscene levels. In …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
First gene therapy – ’a true living drug’ – on the cusp of FDA approval
When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Marijuana sales in Nevada exceed stores’ expectations
Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Idaho sheriff’s lieutenant accused of taking drug buy money
A former lieutenant with the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is being accused of taking money intended for undercover drug buys and is facing a felony charge.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Dozens in Colorado accused of trafficking pot outside state
A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
State high court orders police force to return man’s car
The Washington Supreme Court has ordered Sunnyside police to return a man’s car and nearly $6,000 in cash, saying there was insufficient evidence the property was connected to drug trafficking.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents
A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Dad laced drinks with drugs, daughter dies of overdose, DA says
A prosecutor says a man accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter by a methadone overdose sometimes mixed his drugs into drinks such as Capri Sun.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Legalized marijuana is making it harder for police to search your car
After the states legalized pot, traffic searches declined sharply across the board.