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1 hr ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

Fox Valley store owner pleads guilty to illegally selling synthetic marijuana

Spice is synthetic marijuana that combines herbal and chemical ingredients that gives people who smoke it similar effects to marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Menasha, WI

3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Major heroin bust a win for police, but some say it won't make a dent

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and members of the Metro Narcotics Task Force address their recent successes - including the seizure of 31 pounds of heroin destined for the streets of Salt Lake City - at a press conference at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Salt Lake City District Office on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Drugs, Salt Lake County, UT, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

5 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers, such as Vicodin, will take effect in mid-October as the federal government elevates the opioid drug to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

5 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

7 hrs ago | WEHT

DEA and Police Raid Pharmacy Suspected of Drug Trafficking Involvement

Warrants executed in suspected drug trafficking operation. A multi-agency investigation led authorities to Don and Daisy's Pharmacy Plus, in Owensboro.


Related Topix: Owensboro, KY

8 hrs ago | National Conference of State Legislat...

States on Front Lines of Drug Death Epidemic

A Minnesota state lawmaker who lost her 23-year-old daughter to a heroin overdose in 2007 carried legislation this past spring to help prevent similar deaths.


Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Prison

9 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that drugs like Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Nursing, Food and Drug Administration

10 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Pill Mill Owner Sandra Kincaid Sentenced To 39 Years In Prison

Sandra Kincaid, 63, of Maryville, Tn., on Monday, was sentenced to serve 470 months in prison by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge.


Related Topix: Prison, Maryville, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hamilton County, TN

14 hrs ago | In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Eisai sues FDA for 'losing one year' of marketing to generics rivals

Eisai has accused the US FDA of unlawfully shortening market exclusivity periods for Belviq and Fycompa by starting the countdown one year before either was scheduled by the DEA.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Marketing

19 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne man guilty of drug trafficking

A federal jury convicted a Fort Wayne man this week of three counts related to drug trafficking and ordered the forfeiture of the firearm seized at the time of his arrest.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fort Wayne, IN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Intelligencer

Cramer Honored By DEA for Wiretap Work

Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer was honored by the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for his work using a rare wiretap order to follow the activities of a five-person drug ring charged with dealing over $17,000 worth of oxycodone a month.


Related Topix: Marshall County, WV, Drugs, Moundsville, WV

Now Toronto

Marc Emery is back after five years in jail, a martyr to the cause of ...

It didn't take long for the Prince of Pot Marc Emery to return to his old ways of delivering fire-and-brimstone speeches.


Related Topix: Prison, Marijuana

International Business Times

US Gov't Initiates a System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

The US National Institute of Health said it is developing a new system to monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drug Testing


More Than $40,000 In Cash Seized During Kent Co. Drug Investigation

A joint investigation into heroin distribution in Kent County, lead to two arrests on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Drugs, Kent County, DE, Hartly, DE


Leader of Maritime International Drug Transportation Organization Arraigned in Brooklyn

August 18, 2014 - Earlier today, Jair Estupinan-Montano was arraigned at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on charges relating to international narcotics trafficking.


Related Topix: Drugs, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Panama, World News, Central America, Panama, NY

Inside Costa Rica

Guatemalan drug lord pleads guilty in US court

August 20th, 2014 A Guatemalan with ties to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty on August 18 to conspiring to ship more than 450 kilograms of cocaine to the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs

Alexandria Gazette-Packet

Vienna Police Department to Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

In conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies, the Vienna Police Department will again participate in a one-day initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from area homes.


WBIW-AM Bedford

Bloomington Drug Bust Nets $200,000 In Cash, Guns, 14 Pounds Of Marijuana

Bloomington police seized 14 pounds of marijuana, firearms and more than $200,000 cash from a home on South Roger Street on Sunday.


Related Topix: Drugs

Business Journal

What's next for Kentucky's hemp crop?

The federal government will not stand in the way of Kentucky's hemp crop from being planted on time in 2015.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Courthouse News Service

Accused Arms Smuggler May Contest Data Search

The "evolving state of the law" on warrantless electronic searches may implicate charges against a man accused of trying to sell Iran 300 surface-to-air missiles, his attorney told a federal judge.


Related Topix: Prison