Stories tagged: drugs
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
Pot sales head closer to Moscow, Idaho
Marijuana isn’t getting closer to being legalized in Idaho, but legalized marijuana is inching closer to the state.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:18 P.M.
Threat of untreatable gonorrhea is increasing, new data show
U.S. health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that show sharply increased resistance to the last effective treatment available for the country’s second most commonly reported infectious disease.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
What researchers learned about hook-up culture from volunteers who drank beer for the sake of science
Why does drinking lead to hook-ups? One theory is that alcohol makes people feel more frisky. Another is that it simply causes people to let loose and act more impulsively, …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 6:39 P.M.
FDA wants an app to match opioid overdose victims with rescue drug
Hoping to reduce the death toll in the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for the development of a cellphone app that could …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
FDA approves first muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 6 P.M.
Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic
After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 6:41 P.M.
Feds give $1 million to help state pay for drug that reverses heroin overdose
A federal grant aimed at stopping overdose deaths will expand access to naloxone.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Kindergarten student brings 30 packs of heroin to school
Police are investigating after they say a kindergarten student in New Jersey’s capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 7 P.M.
Canada approves prescription heroin
The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 6:20 P.M.
Health spending for opioid treatment up more than 1,300 percent over 4 years, study says
The nation’s ongoing opioid problem comes with staggering physical and emotional costs to patients and families. But the dollar cost to the health system has been harder to peg. Now …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
Salem man, son detain intruder who tried to bite them
A man is facing charges after authorities say he entered a Salem home and tried to bite the residents as well as deputies who responded.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:26 P.M.
Ohio city shares shocking photos of adults who overdosed with a small child in the car
On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Marijuana v. alcohol: Which is more dangerous?
Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it. Ducey urged voters last …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016
Flipped home ends chronic nuisance
In May, a new owner moved into the house after it went through an extreme makeover, all thanks to collaboration between the city and a real estatement lending investment company …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores
Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed by at least another month a decision on allowing people to buy marijuana products to smoke, inhale or consume in food in authorized stores.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 10:49 A.M.
Decision on WSU alcohol sales delayed again
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board met Tuesday in Olympia to discuss Washington State University’s proposal to expand alcohol sales inside Martin Stadium to every area except the student …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Oregon pot accreditation program on ‘verge of collapse’
The administrator of a state program tasked with making sure marijuana labs are accredited said the Oregon Health Authority has ignored his pleas for resources and that the agency is …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
240 pot plants seized from Beaverton home
A Washington County homeowner has been cited for unlawful marijuana possession after authorities seized 240 marijuana plants from his backyard.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Louisiana boy finds bag of meth in video game package
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:14 P.M.
Survey: More U.S. adults use marijuana, don’t think it’s risky
Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:47 P.M.
Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders
A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 11:43 A.M.
FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 11:10 A.M.
King County considers making pot get checked for pesticides
King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
Montana pot dispensaries close as restrictions take effect
Medical marijuana dispensaries across Montana have closed their doors as new restrictions limiting pot providers to three patients take effect.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 7:11 A.M.
Pullman passes new pot laws
The Pullman City Council adopted new marijuana business regulations Tuesday night with hardly any discussion.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 6:56 A.M.
French Coca-Cola workers find smuggled cocaine in shipment
Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 4:51 P.M.
Obama shortens Spokane meth dealer’s life sentence
A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen
Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 2:17 P.M.
Pfizer on buying spree with AstraZeneca antibiotics deal
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 6:52 P.M.
Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally
The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar …