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Jodie Sweetin and ex’s custody agreement includes drug testing
The couple's custody agreement also specifies that daughter Beatrix "shall only be driven by a sober driver."
34 points by New York Post | Jodie Sweetin Marriage Full House Methamphetamine Divorce Heroin Drug addiction American child actors
College students smoking more pot, fewer cigarettes, study says
More college students are using marijuana but fewer are smoking cigarettes, according to an annual study of college drug use. CLEVELAND, Ohio - More college students are using marijuana but fewer are smoking cigarettes, according to an annual study of college drug use. Alcohol remains the drug of choice. Starting in 1980, the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research Monitoring the Future study has included nationally representative samples of 1,000 to 1,500 full-time college students who are one to four years beyond high school.  In general, men are more likely than women to use nearly all of the illicit drugs, the report said. Sedatives are the primary exception; and there the genders are very close in their annual prevalence rates. Here are results of what college students in 2015 reported using. All statistics are based on any use in the past 12 months, unless otherwise noted. Marijuana 38 percent. That is an increase from 30 percent in 2006. 4.4 percent reported daily or near-daily use of marijuana (having used 20 or more times in the prior 30 days), a decline from 5.9 percent in 2014. Marijuana use may be increasing because most college students do not see it as dangerous, the study said. Cigarettes Daily smoking declined from 19.3 percent in 1999 to 4.2 percent in 2015. 11 percent said they had smoked a cigarette in the prior 30 days, compared to 31 percent in 1999. Alcohol 79 percent indicated that they used in the past 12 months and 63 percent in the past 30 days. 62 percent said they were drunk at least once in the past 12 months and 38 percent in the past 30 days. 40 percent reported binge drinking--defined as having five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the past two weeks. Nonmedical use of prescription drugs 3.3 percent. Use has been declining since reaching a high of 8.8 percent in 2006. Heroin  0.1 percent. Use has been low for many years. The highest annual prevalence recorded since 1980 was in 1998 at 0.6 percent, but the rate has been at or under 0.3 percent since 2005. Amphetamines  9.7 percent. From 2008 through 2012, the percentage rose from 5.7 percent to 11.1 percent, likely due to more students using them to improve their academic performance. Ecstasy, also known as "Molly"  4.2 percent. Use has been in decline since 2012. Synthetic marijuana 1.5 percent. A decline from 8.5 percent in 2011. Salvia 0.4 percent. A decline from 5.8 in 2009. Bath salts 0.1 percent. Decline from 0.3 percent in 2012.
75 points by The Plain Dealer | Drug addiction Drug Drugs Cigarette Pharmacology Recreational drug use Prevalence Decline
Addictive painkiller profiteer donates $500k to fight cannabis legalization in Arizona
Insys Therapeutics, which profits off of a painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin, has donated $500,000 to a campaign opposing marijuana legalization in the US state of Arizona. Read Full Article at RT.com
7274 points by Russia Today | Opioid Cannabis Legality of cannabis by country Psychoactive drug Cannabis Pharmacology Drug addiction Prohibition
Stanford engineers develop roadside marijuana test
It’s similar to a breathalyzer for alcohol, but uses saliva to test for marijuana intake.         
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DEA launches Lowcountry effort to fight painkiller abuse
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration is launching an effort in the Lowcountry to combat painkiller and heroin abuse and deaths. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2cmcpOf ) the program called Wake Up will enlist the help of everyone from law enforcement and religious leaders to ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Heroin Opioid Drug addiction Drug Enforcement Administration Morphine Methadone Medical prescription Addiction
‘F**ked up in fields’: 'Hundreds' of illegal raves planned after London superclub Fabric shut down
More than 170 illegal raves are planned in London this weekend following the closure of the nightclub Fabric, with organizers saying the authorities should “expect an uprise in kids getting f**ked up in fields.” Read Full Article at RT.com
3488 points by Russia Today | Rave Drug addiction Raver Drug Nightclub Techno Recreational drug use London
Grocery chain pulls Halloween 'syringe pens' after complaints
Kroger stores are pulling some Halloween accessories from shelves after getting customer complaints.
92 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Kroger Naloxone Supermarket Ohio Heroin Morphine Drug addiction Hypermarket
Clubbers Lament Demise of Fabric, a ‘Totem’ of London’s Dance Scene
The deaths of two 18-year-olds in drug-related cases led the authorities to close down one of the capital’s most fabled electronic music venues.
623 points by The New York Times | Nightclub London Drug addiction Local government City of London Music Police Electronica
Smoking and drinking rates among U.S. teenagers fall to new lows
WASHINGTON — Smoking and drinking among teenagers fell to new lows in 2015, new federal data show, as young Americans continued to shift away from the habits of their parents.
4 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Barack Obama Heroin Drug addiction United States Addiction Pharmacology Drugs Adolescence
Hassan outlines federal plan to curb opioid abuse
Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan says she would require doctors nationwide to use prescription drug monitoring programs if she is elected to the U.S. Senate this fall. Such programs are meant to curb opioid abuse by tracking prescriptions and preventing patients from “doctor shopping.” New Hampshire de...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Drug overdose Drugs Pharmacology Opioid Federal government of the United States United States Naloxone Drug addiction
Carfentanil's new wave of drug overdoses: Editorial Board Roundtable
What should Ohio, Cuyahoga County -- and the nation -- do to address carfentanil, the newest wrinkle in the heroin scourge, asks the Editorial Board Roundtable. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson calls it a "clear and present danger." The Washington Post, casting Ohio as ground zero for the drug in the United States, says a tiny dose a fraction of the weight of a paper clip could send 500 people to the morgue. It's been showing up in Columbus, Cincinnati and maybe Akron. And unlike heroin, it is so lethal -- 10,000 times more potent than morphine -- that the naloxone antidotes used to save lives in heroin overdoses may not work. It is carfentanil, a drug developed in the 1970s as an animal tranquilizer. Read more on carfentanil and its local dangers But now, manufactured in China and Mexico, it's showing up, along with fentanyl, in lethal admixtures with heroin for human use. Carfentanil has been moving north up the interstates, and The New York Times recently reported more than 200 overdoses in the last two weeks in and around Cincinnati, three of them fatal. A Columbus man was indicted for murder in July after allegedly mixing the elephant tranquilizer into a batch of heroin he sold, causing ten overdoses and one death. The Washington Post reports that Franklin County prosecutors were surprised when the heroin was analyzed to find carfentanil in it. Akron officials have tentatively attributed a spike of 236 overdoses in three weeks in July to the drug, the Akron Beacon Journal reports, although toxicology on the victims was not conclusive. The danger has led Attorney General Mike DeWine to ask police to stop field-testing these drugs given their lack of experience in testing for the substance, according to the Post. Cleveland.com's Evan MacDonald reports that in Cuyahoga County -- which had already recorded about 300 heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths this year, far above 2015's overall 228 deaths -- medical examiner Gilson last month issued his urgent public health warning about carfentanil. Naloxone may work to counteract its effects but might require many times the usual dosage.  What should Ohio and Cuyahoga County -- and the nation -- do to address this newest wrinkle in the heroin scourge?  In July, the editorial board polled leading experts in Ohio on the killer opioid epidemic. Read one of their prescriptions via the extended link below: From a judge who sees the wreckage of heroin weekly Now, with the arrival of carfentanil, our editorial board roundtable weighs with some of our individual thoughts, and we seek your input in the comments that follow. Sharon Broussard, chief editorial writer, cleveland.com: Heroin addiction is deadly and adding animal tranquilizers to the mix makes it a bigger killer. Folks selling this poison need to be severely punished to warn others, but the real problem is that there is a growing number of heroin addicts seeking ever bigger highs. Ohio needs to do a better job promoting drug prevention and treatment. More beds are needed and more evidenced-based medical treatments -- not just Narcotics Anonymous -- that help people get off and stay off these toxic drugs. Kevin O'Brien, deputy editorial page editor, The Plain Dealer: Step One is something every person can do all by himself or herself: Don't take illegal drugs or associate with people who do. As for Step Two, that murder indictment in Columbus seems perfectly appropriate, although we're dealing with stupid, reckless people here, so the deterrent effect would be minimal. Thomas Suddes, editorial writer: Government is responsible for our common good. That's why we formed it. The city, the county and the state need to do more to offer recovery and prevention services -- and to reiterate time and again the dangers these murderous drugs present. If we, as a people, can spend $200 million on a single warplane that may or not serve any useful purpose, we can afford to do much more to take care of people's real needs. Ted Diadiun, editorial board member:  I'm sorry, but I don't see how this is the responsibility of Cuyahoga County, Ohio or the nation. Dr. Gilson's job is to tell people how dangerous this drug is -- which he has done. The news media's job is to carry that message to the public, to make sure that as many people as possible know about it -- which we and others are doing. Beyond that, it's the responsibility of each person to not ingest the infernal stuff, or suffer the consequences. At some point it is fruitless to try to protect people from their own stupidity. Elizabeth Sullivan, opinion director, cleveland.com: If we can't get together as citizens to agree to marshal the resources and the will to address what the Cuyahoga County medical examiner correctly identifies as a "clear and present danger," what can we as Americans unite around? Yes, it is people's individual, family and community responsibility to resist the lure of drugs and to help others to resist it, but we know that the path to opioid addiction often starts with a sports injury and addiction to pain meds. In demographic terms, the victims could be any one of us or our loved ones. Read what some local experts have to say here, and then act, and demand that our elected officials act as well.
32 points by The Plain Dealer | Drug addiction Morphine Heroin Opioid Illegal drug trade Opium Addiction Drug
FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The FBI is reaching out to high school students in Kentucky as part of the strategy to combat the state's illegal drug scourge. FBI officials said Thursday they hope to visit Kentucky high schools to show a 45-minute documentary film showcasing the ravages caused by heroin ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Drug addiction High school Drugs Federal Bureau of Investigation Illegal drug trade Drug abuse Addiction Missouri
Philippines: Inside Duterte's killer drug war
More than 2,500 people have been killed during President Duterte's war, but can he win?
3605 points by Al Jazeera English | Illegal drug trade Heroin Drug addiction Drug Smuggling Clandestine chemistry Drug cartel
August is deadliest month for heroin, fentanyl overdoses in Cuyahoga County history
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said August was the deadliest month in county history for heroin and fentanyl deaths. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More people died last month from heroin or fentanyl than any other month in Cuyahoga County history, the medical examiner said. The 52 deaths represent a continuing spike in opioid related deaths in the county. The three deadliest months for opioid deaths have come in 2016. And there has already been 14 deaths in September from heroin, fentanyl or carfentanil, an elephant sedative some 100 times more potent the fentanyl and 2,500 times more potent than heroin. Carfentanil is now suspected in at least two overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County. Ten people died of overdoses on the drugs over the Labor Day weekend, the medical examiner said. The county has seen at least 330 overdose deaths this year, which already has dwarfed the 228 who died of overdoses in all of 2015. The medical examiner expects more than 500 overdose deaths by the end of the year. Fifteen of the August deaths came in the first three days of the month. July deaths were also above normal. Forty-eight people died of heroin or fentanyl overdoses that month, which is the third worst month for opioid deaths for a single month. The second worst total came in March, when 50 people died. Thirty-one people died of heroin or fentanyl overdoses in June, 45 in May, 33 in April, 50 in March, 27 in February and 30 in January, according to the medical examiner's data. This post will be updated.
583 points by The Plain Dealer | Morphine Naloxone Labor Day Heroin Harshad number Fentanyl Cleveland Drug addiction
Recovery Walk to encourage hope amid addiction
Amid the epidemic wreckage of drug and alcohol abuse, Bruce Kraus wants the world to know there’s life after addiction.
272 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Alcoholism Drug addiction Addiction Alcohol abuse Drug rehabilitation Twelve-step program Recovery model Pittsburgh
Alleged members of North Baltimore drug organization indicted
Federal authorities have indicted alleged members of a drug organization operating out of North Baltimore. Baltimore Police Maj. Richard Gibson told residents in an email that the group was known as the Glenwood/Craig Organization and operated in the 600 block of Glenwood Avenue, in the Woodbourne-McCabe...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Drug addiction Complaint Illegal drug trade Drug injection Drug Heroin Prosecution Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
Medicaid drug reimbursement to put more focus on counseling
The state will change the way it reimburses medical providers for drug rehabilitation under Medicaid, the insurance program for low-income people, to encourage more counseling services for addicts and emphasize its importance as part of treatment.The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Addiction Heroin Methadone Drug addiction Opioid Government Health insurance Health economics
Taneytown woman sentenced six years for string of armed robberies
A Taneytown woman was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for her participation in a string of 2015 armed robberies. Ann Marie Knights, 22, of the unit block of Middle Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in January. Presiding Judge...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Drug addiction Robbery Theft Addiction Piracy Heroin
Man with 110 cocaine packets in stomach caught by Australian police
The cocaine added up to more than 2 pounds. A man was caught at Sydney Airport with 110 packets of cocaine in his stomach, law-enforcement officials say. Australian Federal Police  SYDNEY, Australia -- A man arrived in Australia from Thailand after a nine-hour flight with a full stomach, but not from airline food. Police say the man, 48, was caught at Sydney Airport on Sept. 1 after the flight and told officers he had more than 100 packets of cocaine in his stomach, according to a news release from the Australian Federal Police. The man passed 46 packets, then he was taken to a hospital, where 64 were removed. It added up to 2.4 pounds of cocaine. "Importing drugs internally is extremely dangerous as it can lead to serious health risks and even death," said ABF Acting Commander Organized Crime Branch Lesley Dalton in the news release.  The man was taken into custody and charged with importing a marketable quantity of border-controlled drug. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.
43 points by The Plain Dealer | Australia Police Law enforcement agency Crime Federal Bureau of Investigation Sydney Drug addiction Criminal justice
Ohio's heroin epidemic worsens, but Zumba is not on the treatment horizon: Phillip Morris
Many of us are acquainted with families that have been devastated by opioid addiction or currently struggle with the drug. It's a painful health spiral to watch, not knowing from one day to another whether a once vibrant person will unceremoniously appear in a newspaper obituary. With each passing month, it seems that the nation's opioid epidemic can't possibly get any worse. Then it does -- especially here in Ohio. In the past two weeks, more than 200 overdoses in the Cincinnati area alone have claimed the lives of three people. Many more users likely would have died, were it not for an unprecedented, modern medical response. EMS first responders and safety forces have battled courageously to combat the surge of overdoses and deaths that began spiking several years ago when heroin and fentanyl were mixed into a highly-toxic mixture. Now, the danger has spiked again, with no real end in sight. The New York Times reports that in Cincinnati, medical and law enforcement officials believe the recent rash of overdoses was mostly caused by a synthetic drug called carfentanil, a tranquilizer occasionally used on elephants that has no practical uses for humans. Officials now have reached out to zoos and veterinarians to help them gain a better understanding of a drug normally used in the treatment of large animals. The emerging synthetic drug potency is staggering. Fentanyl can be 50 times stronger than heroin, and carfentanil is as much as 100 times more potent than fentanyl, according to the Times report. Cincinnati-area law enforcement has become so concerned about the potency of carfentanil and other synthetic opioids that they now carry overdose-reversing naloxone spray for themselves, in case they accidentally inhale or touch the slightest amount of a suspected drug. Few of us have the luxury of ignoring the problem. It's all around us. Many of us know families that have been devastated by opioid addiction or are struggling with the drug. It's a painful health spiral to watch, not knowing from one day to another whether a once-vibrant person will unceremoniously appear in a newspaper obituary. Thirty years ago, the nation was in the throes of a crack cocaine crisis. Inner-city neighborhoods were destroyed by violence, and countless families were ripped apart, as users succumbed and dealers were rounded up and incarcerated. Countless African-American families continue to bear the crippling scars of that earlier drug epidemic, which was treated strictly as a criminal problem as opposed to a medical problem. It seems that we've learned certain important lessons. Now that the face of the current epidemic is overwhelmingly white, we've seemed to come to the understanding that a nation cannot simply arrest and incarcerate itself out of a drug problem. I consider that progress. In some ways, we seem to be evolving. Too many lives and families have been destroyed when medical challenges -- be they mental or physiological -- were treated strictly as criminal challenges. That goes to the heart of the daunting and complicated nature of the synthetic opioid rage this nation currently confronts. We're far from alone. Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, was swept into office in large part due to a horrific pledge that he would attack that country's crippling crime epidemic by killing drug dealers. A little over 60 days into his term, an estimated 1,300 to 1,900 suspected dealers or users have been killed in a violent crackdown. The bloodletting has had an immediate effect. More than 680,000 people have surrendered to the government, pledging to kick their habit and begging for help. The Philippine government's response to the massive outcry for help: It now offers Zumba and other exercise classes as treatment options. Meanwhile, the extrajudicial killing of suspected Filipino dealers and addicts continues unabated. In America, we can be encouraged and mindful that the search continues for humane treatment and prevention strategies, even as the opioid crisis rages completely out of control.
32 points by The Plain Dealer | Opioid Morphine Heroin Drug addiction Cocaine Drug Addiction Opium
Brothers convicted in cocaine distribution case
A pair of brothers from Eagle Pass will spend almost 20 years in federal prison for using their body shop as a front for their narcotics trafficking operation, officials said.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Rio Grande Drug addiction United States Department of Justice Illegal drug trade United States Morphine Money Sibling
Second heroin bust in as many weeks nabs six in Staten Island
Talk about bad vibrations. Six suspects tied to a Staten Island heroin ring were arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
44 points by Daily News | Drug addiction Staten Island Railway Brooklyn Drugs Staten Island Legal terms Addiction Opioid
National Guard counterdrug unit has been active in New Hampshire for decades
State Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s plan to use the National Guard to help fight New Hampshire’s drug crisis has been one of the most contentious issues so far in the Republican race for governor.But New Hampshire National Guard members have assisted local law enforcement and community organizations to ke...
26 points by Concord Monitor | Police Constable Drug addiction Heroin United States National Guard Chief of police Law enforcement and society New Hampshire
Primary survey: Franklin Ward 3, Northfield sees three-way race for two House seats
Deborah H. Wheeler Party: Democrat Age: 72 Town of residence: Northfield Occupation: retired Incumbent? Yes. Three terms; running for my fourth.Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? Yes Providing more state money for higher education? Yes Pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? I wou...
7 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage New Hampshire Disability Cannabis Drug addiction Addiction Merrimack County New Hampshire Funding
Man boards flight, charged after swallowing dozens of cocaine pellets

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Recovering drug addict turns himself into a triathlon champion
SYLVANIA, OH - Todd Crandell knows how to overcome extreme obstacles.       
428 points by USA Today | Drug addiction Addiction Triathlon Alcoholism Running Heroin Morphine Substance abuse
Patrick Kennedy testifies for Pa. drug treatment reform
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a leading advocate for mental health and addiction treatment, joined providers, families that have struggled with drug abuse, and state officials Wednesday in Philadelphia for the first of six hearings around Pennsylvania on barriers to care.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Addiction Drug addiction Insurance Kennedy family John F. Kennedy Opioid Defamation Substance abuse
Duterte regrets cursing Obama

57707 points by CNN | Philippines Human rights United States Extrajudicial punishment Mindanao South China Sea Southeast Asia Drug addiction
India: Street kids publish newspaper to raise awareness
Balaknama newspaper, run and produced by street children in Delhi, tells stories of injustice kids suffer daily.
5419 points by Al Jazeera English | The Streets Newspaper Drug addiction Addiction Street Publication Publishing Domestic worker
Meet 'the Rock,' the Philippines' new top cop
It's not uncommon for Filipinos to have nicknames: sometimes holdovers from childhood; sometimes affectionately acquired as young adults.
4331 points by CNN | Davao City Drug addiction Philippines Mindanao Davao Region Chief of police Drug Manila
Duterte's crackdown: 6 stories from the front lines
Lifeless bodies lying on the streets of the Philippines are a visceral sign of new President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
4491 points by CNN | Illegal drug trade Heroin Drug Drug addiction Constable Police Clandestine chemistry Smuggling
Elizabeth Vargas recalls ‘terrifying’ 13-hour blackout
"It was terrifying once I started to hear the particulars," Vargas said. "I will never know who that person was that saved my life."
262 points by New York Post | Alcoholism Alcohol abuse Alcohol Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Addiction English-language films Drinking culture Drug addiction
Ohio judge orders immunity for any suspects turning in drugs
A county judge Wednesday ordered immunity from prosecution for anyone who turns in heroin or other potentially deadly drugs.
25 points by Daily News | Opioid Fentanyl Drug addiction Judge Heroin Joe Deters Hamilton County Ohio Police
'Our antidote...ineffective': Opioid epidemic worsens as elephant tranquilizer causes mass overdoses
?Carfentanil is a tranquilizer for elephants and zoo animals, but the rare opioid has found its way into heroin supplies. Now it’s wreaking havoc with a potency that exceeds the opioid-reversing abilities of drugs available to law enforcement. Read Full Article at RT.com
197 points by Russia Today | Opioid Naloxone Morphine Heroin Drug addiction Drug overdose Opioids Police
DEA approves synthetic marijuana for big pharma company against legalization
A synthetic marijuana product could be available for commercialization after the DEA gave a newly approved drug a schedule II classification. Read Full Article at RT.com
850 points by Russia Today | Controlled Substances Act Drug control law Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis Morphine Drug Enforcement Administration Drug addiction Recreational drug use
Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis
Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland.The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Opioid Drug addiction Heroin Morphine Addiction Naloxone Bill Clinton Drug
Ex-jail worker gets 6 years in prison for extorting inmates
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A former county jail employee in northeastern Pennsylvania who extorted money and drugs from inmates in return for special privileges has been sentenced to six years in prison.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Drug addiction Illegal drug trade Prison Drug Heroin Witness tampering Cocaine Lawyer
Carpentersville men arrested with 3 kilograms of heroin
Two men from northwest suburban Carpentersville were arrested Wednesday after police searched their homes and uncovered about 3 kilograms of heroin.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Kane County Illinois United States Drug addiction Drugs Drug Enforcement Administration Police Law enforcement agency Controlled Substances Act
Prescription weight-loss drug may help with opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered a prescription weight-loss medication has the potential to aid in recovery from opioid addiction.
-1 points by UPI | Opioid Drug addiction Morphine Addiction United Press International Obesity Drug Opiate
Double standard: Could Obamacare be saved?
If you want to know why support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, here's one explanation:
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Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor has been convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers. A federal court jury found Dr. Henri Wetselaar guilty Thursday of all 11 drug and money laundering-related counts ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Opioid Codeine Morphine Drug addiction Heroin English-language films Court
New Hampshire leads effort to view overdoses as crime scenes
A New Hampshire training program that teaches police officers and prosecutors how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes is emerging as a model for other states grappling with the opioid crisis.Outgoing Attorney General Joe Foster launched the training last summer so that officers could learn how...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Drug overdose Lawyer Drugs Benzodiazepine overdose Drug addiction Naloxone New Hampshire Barbiturate
Letter: Thoughtful policies critical to pain management
Thoughtful policies critical to pain managementThis is in response to the “My Turn” headlined “Stop prescribing opioids” (Monitor Forum, March 18): According to Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “We can’t just stop treating pain. But now that we’re discerni...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Drug addiction Pain Opioid Addiction Suffering Benzodiazepine Substance abuse Morphine
Butler senior star getting guidance from ex-NBA player
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Herren is known these days for his work away from basketball, as a motivational speaker who helps those afflicted with drug abuse. A former NBA player whose career unraveled because of drugs, he has created two organizations, the Herren Project and Project Purple, to raise awareness of the dangers of substance...
-1 points by New York Post | High school North Carolina Drug addiction Addiction Cushing Academy Sophomore North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Ashburnham Massachusetts
How the GOP health bill could affect health benefits, including addiction
Why some say you should care if your plan covers "essential health benefits" at any age.       
-1 points by USA Today | Health insurance Health care Health economics Medicare Healthcare reform Drug addiction Medicaid Public health
More than 50 charged in drug raids targeting West Side
More than 50 people are facing charges for their roles in distributing heroin and cocaine on the West Side, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Cocaine Illegal drug trade Gang Drug addiction Los Angeles Police Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s Fed probe
More than 50 people, most alleged members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday. The federal and...
17 points by Chicago Tribune | Organized crime Gang Illegal drug trade Federal Bureau of Investigation Cocaine Drug addiction Drug Enforcement Administration Heroin
Police: Five arrested in ongoing heroin investigation
Howard County police detectives arrested five people in Elkridge over the weekend accused of distributing heroin in connection to an ongoing investigation. The arrests were made following search warrants at two separate locations in the 6700 block of Deep Run Parkway, police said. During the first...
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Maryland doctors win concessions on Hogan proposal to limit pain pill prescriptions
Maryland's doctors are on course to turn back Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to put strict limits on prescribing addictive opioid pain pills after securing major concessions Tuesday from a key House of Delegates panel. The bill — proposed by Hogan to battle the state's heroin crisis — would have limited...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Opioid Morphine Drug addiction Heroin Codeine Legislature Pain Hydrocodone
‘Trump Troubadour’ feels ‘betrayed’ by President’s health plan
A Trump-stumping cowboy who lost his son to heroin overdose now feels “betrayed” by the President’s health plan.
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