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1 hr ago | Park Record
Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets. The heightened rhetoric comes as Chicago tries to recover millions in health care costs from opioid drugmakers, alleging that companies deliberately misled the public about the risks of their drugs.
3 hrs ago | WBTV
Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013. The annual survey of 70,000 people aged 12 and older across the United States revealed that between 2002 and 2013, substance dependence or abuse problems among this age group also dropped from 8.9 percent to 5.2 percent.
7 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News
This undated photo taken at an undisclosed Sydney location and provided on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, by the Australian Federal Police shows a package containing fish and illegal drugs.
Two California residents who were arrested after 115 pounds of marijuana was found in their car during a Montana traffic stop have been sentenced to the supervision of the Montana Department of Corrections . The Stillwater County News reports District Judge Blair Jones sentenced Rick and Dawn Voight of Hayward to five years with the department for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.
This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.
While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.
A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt. Troopers say Gregory Bolongnese , of Plattsburgh, was arrested Monday at the bus station in his hometown near the Canadian border.
Another way to view the study's findings has been published by 12 Keys Recovery . The infographic details types of harm caused by each drug and looks at the two types of harm.
In this March 11, 2013 file photo, Shavonne Bullock, a recovering heroin addict, holds a demonstration dose of the medication Suboxone during an appointment at the West Division Family Health Center in Chicago. Each dose is incorporated on a dissolvable film, which is placed below the tongue where is dissolves and is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Police in Madison arrest or cite blacks for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate they punish whites, according to data analyzed by the Wisconsin State Journal. The State Journal examined 18 months of police drug arrests for their report Sunday.
Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.
Five men were arrested with 194,000 methamphetamine pills and 5kg of ice, or crystal methamphetamine, in a major drug bust in Nakhon Nayok province on Saturday. The arrests and drug seizure were announced in a press conference chaired by deputy police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau on Sunday.
Two men were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute following a raid by the Worcester Police Department vice squad Friday at an apartment at 33 Coral St. Roger Rossignol, 21, of 33 Coral St., and Kadeem Sully, 21, of 298 Massasoit Road, will be arraigned Monday in Worcester Central District Court.
The Narcotics Unit with Enid Police made an arrest Thursday after serving a search warrant on the 700 block of Choctaw. Police said they found methamphetamine with a street value of $11,200.
Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:08 am
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