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In the last few years prescriptions of opioids for chronic pain have skyrocketed creating a new wave of drug addicts.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Spanish police working in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency say they have arrested six members of a Colombian-based drug-trafficking gang and seized 240 kilograms of cocaine that had been hidden inside a yacht.
This is after the Drug Enforcement Administration moved hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to a more restrictive schedule II.
Statistics show 100 people die every day from a drug overdose in the United States.
The pharmacy where DEA agents investigated a large prescription drug trafficking operation has released a statement on its Facebook page about the investigation.
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Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.
Dr. Steven Skorman, a foot doctor in Shelby, is among 21 people arrested this week by Cleveland County authorities in what investigators said is a crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of Hydrocodone, Among Most Highly Abused & Widely Prescribed Drugs in NY Washington, DC - August 22, 2014 - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration has heeded his call and will publish a final rule that changes the scheduling designation of ... (more)
If convicted, Bams faces a minimum of 10 years to life in federal prison for the drug distribution violation and up to five years for the interstate transportation in aid of racketeering violation.
A California woman alleged to have trafficked in 10 kilograms of cocaine is going to remain in federal custody in Michigan.
Spice is synthetic marijuana that combines herbal and chemical ingredients that gives people who smoke it similar effects to marijuana.
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.
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.
Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.
Warrants executed in suspected drug trafficking operation. A multi-agency investigation led authorities to Don and Daisy's Pharmacy Plus, in Owensboro.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 08:04 am
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