Drug / Substance Abuse

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

Published 04/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Friday it had suspended a Louisiana pharmaceutical distributor from selling controlled substances for allegedly selling [more…]

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

Published 14/04/2018

(Reuters) - Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution on Saturday to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states [more…]

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Published 14/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration’s plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a [more…]

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Published 29/03/2018

(Reuters) - Arkansas’ attorney general on Thursday joined the widening mass of litigation against opioid manufacturers, accusing three drugmakers of promoting addictive painkillers in ways [more…]

Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital…

Fire kills at least 26 people in drug treatment center in capital…

Published 02/03/2018

Police officers block a road near the scene of a fire which broke out in a drug abuse treatment center in Baku, Azerbaijan March 2, [more…]

Trump urges lawsuit against opioid companies, tougher sentences for…

Trump urges lawsuit against opioid companies, tougher sentences for…

Published 01/03/2018

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to his adviser Kellyanne Conway during an opioid summit being held at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 1, [more…]

KemPharm’s opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

KemPharm’s opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

Published 23/02/2018

(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, [more…]

Nightfall in Philippine slum revives specter of deaths in drugs war

Nightfall in Philippine slum revives specter of deaths in drugs war

Published 05/02/2018

A man, whose wife was arrested during an anti-drug operation and has a bout of tuberculosis, coughs outside a window while his daughter plays with [more…]

New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

Published 02/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, appears in an undated photograph provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office [more…]

Arizona governor signs opioid crackdown legislation

Arizona governor signs opioid crackdown legislation

Published 26/01/2018

ICSS - Securing Sport 2015 - Harold Pratt House, New York - 3/11/15 Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, speaking at Day 1 of Securing Sport [more…]