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46 min ago | The Washington Post

Spain busts Colombian cocaine-smuggling gang

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.

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2 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

See How Easy It Would Be for the Obama Administration to Reschedule Marijuana

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, classifying it as a having no acceptable medical value, which creates a lot of legal issues for those needing medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

DEA Sets Stricter Rules for Common Painkiller

This is after the Drug Enforcement Administration moved hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to a more restrictive schedule II.

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WKBT

DEA: hydrocodone painkillers receive tighter restrictions

Statistics show 100 people die every day from a drug overdose in the United States.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

WFIE-TV Evansville

Owensboro pharmacy investigated by DEA releases statement

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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Forbes.com

What You Need To Know About New Restrictions On Hydrocodone Combinations

I'm a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and public speaker with a passion for public science communications.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Mental Help Net

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Charlotte Observer

Shelby foot doctor, 20 others arrested in drug case

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cleveland County, NC, Marijuana, Kings Mountain, NC

LongIsland.com

Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of...

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)

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The Family Badge

Wisconsin Man Arrested in Texas for Federal Drug and Money Trafficking Violations [PHOTO]

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

West Virginia Metro

New restrictions for hydrocodone drugs

A move by the federal government will restrict the prescription of painkiller hydrocodone drugs, like Vicodin and Lortab, the number one prescribed controlled substance in West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Thu Aug 21, 2014

MLive.com

California woman, suspected of bringing 10 kilos of cocaine into Michigan, jailed pending trial

A California woman alleged to have trafficked in 10 kilograms of cocaine is going to remain in federal custody in Michigan.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Michigan, Prison, Saginaw County, MI

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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

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.

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

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