BOSTON (AP) 06/07 — A drug company subsidiary has pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from allegations that the manufacturer schemed to bribe doctors to prescribe its highly addictive fentanyl spray.Read more »
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 05/03 — A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance.
PLATTEKILL, N.Y. (AP) 03/02 — A police officer with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been arrested on charges of manufacturing guns at his upstate home and selling them to motorcycle gang members.Read more »
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 02/14 — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 01/31 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
PHOENIX (AP) 01/31 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they’ve made their biggest fentanyl bust ever.
The agency says it will provide details Thursday during a late morning news conference at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales,
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 11/28 — Tyson Timbs plunked down about $40,000 on a new white Land Rover in 2013. He spent the remaining $30,000 or so of the life-insurance money he received after his father’s death on heroin.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) 08/16 — The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven,
LOS ANGELES (AP) 04/18 — A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation.Read more »
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/19 — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers,Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 7, 2018–On February 2, 2018, Premier Biotech Inc. was granted a coveted 510(k) clearance for the following drugs Amphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Opiates and Phencyclidine from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for OralTox®,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 03/04 — Keri Hogan was nearing her dream of becoming a Boston police officer when a drug test using a sample of her hair came back positive for cocaine.
By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) 03/06 — The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants to more than double the number of packages his agency inspects for illicit drugs,Read more »
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/01 — A former medical examiner for several metro Atlanta counties was at the center of an opioid ring,
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 02/21 — Police who find suspected drugs during a traffic stop or an arrest usually pause to perform a simple task: They place some of the material in a vial filled with liquid.
MEXICO CITY (AP) 01/26 — Mexican police found a multi-drug shipment that included an astonishing 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a vehicle near the city of Ensenada in Baja California,
By DESMOND BUTLER and ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/25 — China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting illicit opioid shipments after congressional investigators found that Chinese opioid manufacturers exploit weak screening in the U.S.
By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) 01/20 — A northern Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a tribal reservation last year,
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) 01/11 — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include “Sell Drugsz” has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that.Read more »
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press 01/10 – A New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce,