Stories tagged: drugs
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up
The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Lawmakers to consider taxes on medical marijuana
Montana lawmakers will be asked to consider placing a tax on the sale of medical marijuana.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws
The Supreme Court won’t take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here’s how
Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 5:45 a.m.
‘Strike team’ one strategy as insurers grapple with rapidly rising drug costs
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Prosecutor: Idaho man arrested with 52 pounds of marijuana
Authorities in southern New Jersey say a 65-year-old Idaho man has been arrested carrying 52 pounds of marijuana and $118,000 in cash.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion
Johnson & Johnson said Friday that is in early talks to buy the Swiss drugmaker Actelion Pharmaceuticals.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
State settles case over Medicaid coverage of hepatitis drugs
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV
The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Juno Therapeutics suspends drug trial after new patient deaths
Juno Therapeutics said Wednesday it has suspended a phase two clinical trial of a cancer drug after two patients suffered swelling of the brain and died.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
State agencies warn marijuana growers of pesticide use
APNewsNow. BEND, Ore. (AP) – State agencies are reminding marijuana producers to limit their use of pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:58 a.m.
Marijuana becoming billion-dollar business in Canada. All it has to do is become legal.
It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Obama shortens sentences of 79 more people for low-level drug offenses
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 79 more individuals he determined were serving “harsh” sentences under “outdated” laws.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Sessions’ stand on states’ rights conflicts with legalized marijuana
After winning big at the polls Nov. 8, backers of marijuana legalization now fear that their movement took a major hit Friday when President-elect Donald Trump chose Sen. Jeff Sessions, …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Drug dealer who murdered teen gets 32 years
A Lynnwood man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for fatally shooting a high school student and then bragging about what he described as his “first confirmed kill.”
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Bill Cosby’s sex-assault case won’t be tossed, judge rules
A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Oregon pot growers to torch moldy marijuana
Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
Teamsters demand McKesson CEO return millions of dollars for role in opioid crisis
The Teamsters union called Tuesday for health-care giant McKesson to take back millions of dollars in incentive pay from chief executive John Hammergren, citing damage to the company’s reputation caused …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Idaho State Police seize 125 pounds of marijuana from driver
Idaho State Police have arrested a California man after finding 125 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle he was driving.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Novartis said to hold talks to buy generics maker Amneal
Novartis is in talks to acquire U.S. generic-drugs maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals as the Swiss health-care company seeks to bolster its Sandoz business amid consolidation in the industry, according to people …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Spokane marijuana industry more concerned about local policies than what Trump might do
The question marks surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday extend to Washington’s marijuana industry.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Medical marijuana victories in Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Montana turn the tide
Tuesday was a banner night for medical marijuana — with ballot initiatives in numerous states widening access to the substance for Americans seeking relief from pain or a treatment for …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Post-election, pot is one toke over the stateline for most of Idaho
Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
12 people arrested in heroin smuggling and distribution ring
Authorities say 12 people in Washington and Nevada are in custody for their alleged roles in a large drug smuggling and distribution ring in Western Washington.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Former Montana crime lab technician charged with stealing drugs
Authorities say a former technician stole narcotics from the Montana State Crime Lab.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks
Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Cosby lawyers say comedian is too blind to defend himself
Bill Cosby’s eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he cannot identify his accusers in photographs or otherwise help with his defense, his lawyers said Wednesday as they waged a …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
California cities ban pot sales ahead of state vote
Worried that California might legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s third-largest city by population has voted to ban pot sales ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Bill Cosby wants other accusers to take competency, memory tests
Bill Cosby’s lawyers accuse prosecutors of trying to use the “tainted, unreliable memories of women, now in their senior years” to build their sexual assault case against him and will …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Bartender accused of tampering with women’s drinks
A bartender who works near the University of Oregon is under investigation for allegations that he tampered with multiple women’s drinks.