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State Attorney General: OxyContin maker Purdue pushed prescriptions

Vancouver nurse practitioner Kelly Bell prescribed more than $1.5 million worth of OxyContin in a six-month span in 2008 – months before federal agents raided the Payette Clinic, according to …


Tillerson puts onus of drug trafficking crisis on consumption by Americans

On Thursday, the top U.S. diplomat said the root of the deadly drug trafficking crisis killing thousands of people on both sides of the border was American drug habits.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Elephant tranquilizer makes lethal entry into opioid crisis

A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.