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  • Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Heroin deaths are on a sharp rise. The 8,260 deaths in 2013 were a 39 percent jump from year before, and nearly double the 4,400 seen in 2011 according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every single one of...
  • Texas CBP officers put the brakes on drug smuggling (Slideshow)
    Texas CBP officers put the brakes on drug smuggling (Slideshow)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, yesterday, released that on Sunday at around 11 a.m., CBP agents encountered a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Maria Isabel Moreno, 35, of Las Cruces, NM. while she was waiting to entry the United States as they...
  • Nursing home dementia patients prescribed antipsychotics
    Elder doping: Nearly 30 percent of dementia patients prescribed antipsychotics
    Nationwide, 29.7 percent of dementia patients in long-term nursing facilities are prescribed antipsychotic drugs; of dementia patients living outside of nursing homes, 13.9% are prescribed these drugs in an effort to mitigate aggressive behaviors....
  • Near-record pot bust, 15 tons of pot
    Near-record pot bust as agents seize 15 tons of pot at border crossing
    On Thursday around 6 p.m. at the Otay Mesa border cargo port of entry crossing situated between the Tijuana area in Mexico and the San Diego area in Southern California, agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency stopped and...
  • Tammy Meyers death due to drug deal gone bad or road rage?
    Tammy Meyers buying drugs claims neighbor: Road rage killing a bad drug deal?
    Was Tammy Meyers buying drugs from the 19-year-old who is accused of gunning her down in a road rage incident? The purchasing of prescription drugs is the latest piece to find its way into this saga of a mom who was shot and killed in what was...
  • Elementary school principal charged with dealing heroin, Joshua Foust drug bust
    Elementary school principal charged with dealing heroin, Joshua Foust drug bust
    Joshua Foust, a former elementary school principal was arrested for dealing heroin, reported the New York Daily News Feb. 19. The ex-administrator of A.D. Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal, Missouri, quit his administrative position Feb. He...
  • Upstate New York facing drug epidemic
    Upstate New York facing drug epidemic
    The Utica City Drug Court in New York estimates that roughly 80 to 90 percent of its current participants are heroin or opiate addicts. According to the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, the Oneida County Drug Court has...
  • Cops searching for hooker and friends who drugged, beat and robbed john
    Cops searching for hooker who drugged, beat and robbed john
    Police in Fremont, California, are searching for a woman who posed as a prostitute named Krissy who is now accused of drugging one of her clients, tying him up, beating him, ransacking his house and robbing him. According to a Feb. 18 update from...
  • Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis
    Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis
    Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis sounds like a murder mystery. The cover of the DVD says, “Ignorance, negligence, indifference”. The documentary was produced by the Autism Media Channel, and the cover also says, “Autism and the US...
  • Marijuana
    Marijuana's 2014 sales numbers reach $700 million in Colorado
    Colorado is seeing unprecedented economic boom times right now, and a lot of it is fueled by the fastest growing industry in the nation: Marijuana. 2014 saw unprecedented growth in pot sales, both recreational and medical, to the tune of some $700...
  • Kalamazoo drug leader get life in prison
    Kalamazoo drug leader get life in prison
    Chief U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney sentenced Francis Block, 45, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, after a four-day trial that ended on October 2, 2014, he was sentenced to serve life in prison for various drug and witness tampering charges. In a...
  • Fifty-seven bought down by Operation 'Dixie Crystal'
    Fifty-seven bought down by Operation 'Dixie Crystal'
    Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina announced yesterday that a joint drug task force operation, named Operation “Dixie Crystal,” has reaped the prosecution of 57 defendants to date, the operation...
  • Couple stopped for traffic violation caught stashing cocaine in baby’s diaper
    Couple stopped for traffic violation caught stashing cocaine in baby’s diaper
    On Feb. 5, when deputies with the Volusia County Sherriff’s Office stopped a car at 4:38 p.m. for a window tint violation near Deltona, Florida, the female passenger riding in the vehicle was told by the male driver to hide a vial of crack...
  • What should consumers know?
    FDA quietly moves to change consumer warnings in DTC print ads
    In draft guidance posted online today, FDA has indicated that it will no longer require pharmaceutical marketers to include the full package insert (PI), including side effects, in direct-to-consumer (DTC) print advertisements. In order to fulfill...
  • Couple arrested on charges of drugs and child abuse
    Couple arrested on charges of drugs and child abuse
    Today, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department took a married couple into custody for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and child abuse.On Monday, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department received an anonymous call...