Stories tagged: drugs
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening efforts to detect opioids illegally entering the country through the mail, reflecting heightened concerns about the flood of synthetic fentanyl and similar drugs …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …