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Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard...

Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 14 1/2 years for overdose death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego-area drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday to 14 1/2 years in federal prison for selling fentanyl that led...

New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy

Opioid use in pregnancy has prompted new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by...

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...

Doctor asks court to dismiss murder indictment in 25 deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for the Ohio hospital doctor charged with murder in 25 patient deaths accused the prosecutor of misconduct and asked...

US overdose deaths appear to rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Matthew Davidson was beating his heroin addiction. The 31-year-old was attending group recovery meetings. He had a restaurant job he liked. He was a...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Large amount of meth seized in Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a seizure of thousands of pounds of methamphetamine in Southern California. ...

San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to stop flow of drugs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where drug dealing and drug use in broad...

$5M in drugs seized during Delaware’s largest fentanyl bust

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police and the FBI have confiscated more than $5 million worth of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in what...

Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising...

Senators ask for drug-trafficking information on dark web

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is asking the U.S. attorney general’s office and the FBI for a progress...

Experts: Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed abuse, overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller OxyContin designed...

Lawyers for ex-cops raise Floyd’s history of crime, drug use

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd’s past crimes and history...

In Mexico, crime, problems resist president’s solutions

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

Thai court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull scion

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) —...

States says opioid crisis has cost them $630B since 2007

U.S. state and territorial...

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —...

Judge rejects pharmacy chains’ bid to toss opioid suits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawsuits...

Judge: Purdue Pharma must halt some political contributions

A federal bankruptcy judge...

Mexico puts military in charge of customs operations

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

Nearly 71,000 Americans died...

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma...

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) —...

Tennessee man gets 20 years in heroin-fentanyl overdose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —...

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