Stories tagged: drugs
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device misfired during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and foster a culture …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
In an effort to stay ahead of manufacturers, Washington is banning a lengthy list of synthetic recreational drugs, including new forms of synthetic marijuana and derivatives of fentanyl, a powerful …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
MEXICO CITY – Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that “we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win.”
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Two people who deputies believe provided fatal doses of heroin and methamphetamine to a Washington woman have been arrested.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Drugs and gang activity were factors in a residential shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe’s chairman said.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board began licensing businesses transporting the state’s newest legal cash crop last fall. The owners say there are a lot of “gray laws” still in …
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.