Stories tagged: drugs
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Washington’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana.
A new drug treatment program says it has a cure for heroin addiction: marijuana. The claim has attracted national attention, but the history of analogous miracle cures is as long …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
26 charged with trafficking cocaine at Puerto Rico airport
Federal law enforcement has broken up a $4 million drug-trafficking ring at Puerto Rico’s main international airport that relied on bathrooms and garbage chutes to smuggle cocaine to the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids
Colleges will be able to get several free doses of a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, a sign of the widening impact of the deadly epidemic and increased efforts …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Investigation of Trump’s charity wins Pulitzer Prize
The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 – the tumultuous presidential campaign – yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Nurse practitioner suspended over prescribing and using opiates
The Montana Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner after he acknowledged prescribing large amounts of oxycodone to a patient which the two then shared.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
A ‘Goliath’ among Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Child abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho’s foster system
Officials say far fewer foster care placements are available in south-central Idaho than in the rest of the state, while the number of children removed from their homes is on …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:59 a.m.
Staggering increase in U.S. heroin use has hit young, white men hardest
Heroin use – which has been at the epicenter of a ruthless and relentless opioid epidemic sweeping the country – has increased fivefold over a decade, and dependence on the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Billings Clinic terminates nurse for stealing patient drugs
A Billings hospital has fired a nurse accused of stealing narcotics intended for patients and replacing the drugs with saline.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Police seize 814 pot plants in Seattle during burglary call
Police say officers seized 814 pot plants from a Seattle residence after responding to a burglary call there.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date
The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend, including arresting one man with three military-style rifles in his possession.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Couple caught in Wyoming with 48 pounds of marijuana bought in Oregon
Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in Oregon was planning on selling it in Indiana.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Man gets 10 years in Central Oregon shooting death
A Central Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who sold him fake methamphetamine.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
High pesticide level leads to Oregon marijuana recall
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Man gets 25 years in prison for selling 40 pounds of meth
A man who admitted bringing 40 pounds of methamphetamine into Butte in 2015 has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Teens are wired but not as wasted
Teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Oregon town’s pot shops seeing influx of Idaho customers
Idaho residents are helping to boost the economy of a small Oregon town by purchasing marijuana from the town’s two dispensaries, which lie along the border between the two states.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why.
While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a comeback. It appears …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
America’s heroin epidemic starts in Mexico
America faces its worst drug crisis in decades, with heroin and opioid use tripling since 2010. As various federal agencies roll out their annual strategy reports, the government declared that-as …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions, arrest 4
Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Senior U.S. drug official praises cooperation with Mexico, a ‘law enforcement wall’
A top U.S. drug official made a strong case Thursday for continued cooperation with Mexico on fighting drug-trafficking, saying successful law enforcement already has created a virtual wall.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers push to protect pot users’ information from U.S.
Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
John Gotti’s grandson gets 8 years in prison in drug case
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
11 senators call on Trump team to allow sale of recreational marijuana
Eleven senators asked the Trump administration Thursday to allow states to tax and sell recreational marijuana. The senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reminding him that President …