Stories tagged: drugs
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Seattle police warn people about dangerous heroin purity
Seattle police are warning heroin users about dangerous purity levels after several recent overdoses.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat, police say
Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year’s Eve.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death
An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Shkreli says ‘of course’ he’d raise drug price again
Outspoken former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli said the national outrage over drug pricing was blown out of proportion and heightened by the U.S. presidential election, although he conceded he could …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Pendleton OKs marijuana rules for businesses
The Pendleton City Council has approved rules that pave the way for marijuana businesses to eventually open in town.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:27 a.m.
Teen pot use declines in Colorado after legalization, study finds
Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state’s recreational marijuana market, new federal survey data show.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds
U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
People’s Pharmacy: Tagamet succeeded in treating resistant wart
People’s Pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
Police from throughout the Northwest burn drugs, guns at Waste-to-Energy Plant
Police departments from across Washington, Idaho and Oregon use Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy facility to dispose of confiscated drugs and guns. In 2015, the facility incinerated 61.59 tons, or 123,180 pounds, of …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Mylan releases a half-priced generic version of EpiPen
Months after promised, Mylan launched a half-priced authorized generic of EpiPen, the lifesaving allergy injection that drew political ire for its dramatic price increases.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Homeless across country fall victim to synthetic marijuana
The nation’s homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Man finds 2 pounds of heroin in car seized by Ohio police
A Kentucky man bothered by a rattle in a car he’d recently bought at an Ohio auto auction has found 2 pounds of heroin in a secret compartment inside the …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Oregon study finds racial disparities in drug convictions
A study conducted by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission has found that African-Americans in the state were convicted of felony drug possession at more than double the rate of whites …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 6:16 a.m.
As opioid abuse widens, drugmakers push new (unproven) alternatives
Pilloried for their role in the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, drugmakers are aggressively pushing their remedy to the problem: a new generation of harder-to-manipulate opioids that have racked up …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
19 arrests, 44 pounds of methamphetamine seized in drug ring
Authorities say 19 people have been arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in connection with a drug distribution ring south of Seattle.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1 p.m.
Anchorage gets first hit of retail pot
Residents in Alaska’s largest city are about to join a party that’s been more than two years in the making.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific
More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
WSU researcher honored for creating a gene test to save dogs
For years, veterinarians struggled to understand why a common heartworm medicine causes some dogs to fall into a coma and die. But they knew it primarily affects herding dogs, such …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Compulsive video-gaming may mean less drug use among U.S. teens
American teens are using fewer illicit drugs, with the exception of marijuana, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Canada task force makes recommendations for legal weed
Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalizing …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
State crime lab scientist sentenced to 3 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced a fired forensic scientist at the Oregon State Police crime labs Monday to three years in prison for stealing hundreds of pills from evidence submitted to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US
Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
One-third of long-term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids
One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days
The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
DEA laments that ‘media attention’ is making it tough to put people in jail for pot
In the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual survey of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, heroin remained the top concern in 2016 – head-and-shoulders above all other illicit drugs – while marijuana …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 5:40 a.m.
Marijuana bubble worries grow in Canada after two-year rally
The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burst.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show
Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Snoop Dogg welcomes fans during brief appearance at Spokane pot shop
Hundreds of fans gathered along Division Street on Wednesday afternoon to welcome Snoop Dogg, the rapper known for his affinity for marijuana, at a north Spokane pot shop.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge has ruled that a voter initiative that will re-open Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries should take effect immediately.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Rapper Snoop Dogg plans pot shop appearance in Spokane on Wednesday
Snoop Dogg, a longtime marijuana advocate and user, will meet and greet fans at Royal’s Cannabis in north Spokane on Wednesday ahead of concert appearances elsewhere in the state.