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Decline in opioid deaths is tied to growing use of overdose-reversing drug, CDC says

Los Angeles Times - 22 minutes ago

Over 13 kg of cocaine seized in Istanbul

Hurriyet Daily News - 2 hours ago

Connecticut nursing home fined for cocaine use: officials

New York Post - 4 hours ago

16kg heroin seized near Charsadda

Dawn - 6 hours ago

Retail - Not enough high-THC weed, little brand recognition, say retail CEOs - Cannabis Professional content

The Globe and Mail - 8 hours ago

Two charged after Peel Police raid Brampton home, uncover firearms, drugs -- A man and woman from Brampton were charged with five offences each, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

Toronto Star - 9 hours ago

Connecticut Nursing Home Fined After Four Residents Test Positive for Cocaine

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has imposed a fine on a nursing home where four patients were found to have taken cocaine.

Epoch Times - 15 hours ago

130 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Experts are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn't widely available without a prescription.

Business Insider - 17 hours ago

Analyzing opioid sales in Oregon pharmacies: Editor's notebook

Oregon Live - 19 hours ago

Readers Respond -- Readers write: Opioid abuse justice, kindness for refugees, and more -- In this week's letters, readers share their thoughts on the opioid crisis and comment on the need for good news.

Christian Science Monitor - 1 day ago

Pensioner followed home and mugged after using cash point

WalesOnline - 2 days ago

Coast Guard offloads 12,000 pounds of cocaine seized in Pacific Ocean

New York Daily News - 2 days ago

Nearly 1,500 die from opioid overdoses last year in Ontario, up from 2017 | CBC News

CBC News - 2 days ago

Readers Write: Immigration rules, child care, opioid crisis, nature centers, Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Star Tribune - 2 days ago

Sacklers threaten to scrap opioid deal if they aren't shielded from lawsuits

Ars Technica - 2 days ago

Burton Albion footballer Kelvin Maynard 'may have been shot dead in revenge for cocaine heist'

Daily Mail - 2 days ago

Who are the Sacklers, the family that owns opioid maker Purdue Pharma?

Chicago Tribune - 2 days ago

Oklahoma doctors charged in separate opioid drug cases

SEP 20, 2019 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City doctor and another from Tulsa are facing federal charges in separate indictments alleging they illegally dispensed opioid drugs.The U.S....

Oklahoman - 2 days ago

Explosive find | Cocaine in rocket transport ship

News 24 - 2 days ago

Purdue Pharma Warns That Sackler Family May Walk From Opioid Deal

New York Times - 3 days ago

Partisan split could snarl strategy to fix opioid crisis

Politico - 3 days ago

As Drugmakers Face Opioid Lawsuits, Some Ask: Why Not Criminal Charges Too?

NPR - 3 days ago

Maine Woman Arrested in Death of 1-Year-Old Daughter After Allegedly Rubbing Heroin Residue on Her Gums

Little Jordynn was pronounced dead in October 2018 after being found unresponsive in her mother’s Bangor home. The Maine medical examiner determined the child died of acute intoxication after ingesting fentanyl, officials said.

Inside Edition - 3 days ago

"Ravaged" by the Opioid Crisis, Seminole Tribe Sues Purdue and Other Drug Manufacturers

Miami New Times - 3 days ago

Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Are Hard To Kick

Kaiser Health News - 3 days ago

Opioid Makers Eye New Market In India -- What began in India as a populist movement to bring inexpensive morphine to the diseased and dying poor has paved the way for a booming pain management industry. -- Read More: -- Our Bill of the Month series -- Have a baffling bill? -- Send it to us

Kaiser Health News - 3 days ago

Hospital stays for opioid overdoses are decreasing around Pa., but still high in Philadelphia

At the same time, hospital admissions for overdoses on stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines — though not as common as opioid admissions — have spiked in the last three years.

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4 days ago

Wisconsin Brothers Charged in Massive Counterfeit THC Vape Cartridge Operation -- Posted in: -- Police describe 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines as ringleader of multimillion-dollar business that manufactured thousands of counterfeit cartridges per day

Rolling Stone - 4 days ago

Someone in South Africa apparently tried to ship R1.4 billion worth of cocaine into Australia – by welding it into a giant yellow excavator

News 24 - 4 days ago

Former Air Force football standout faces court-martial on cocaine charge

Fullback Kevin Cole Fagan will be tried for a 2017 incident that prosecutors claim took place in Breckenridge, court papers said Tuesday. It’s the first time the academy has said why Fagan was removed from the Falcons squad last spring.

Stars and Stripes - 4 days ago

NASA shock: Alien planet K2-18b sits in the 'Goldilocks Zone' but is it enough for life?

Daily Express - 5 days ago

Opioid overdose deaths in Maryland drop first half of the year

Opioid deaths in the first half of the year have dropped, new state figures show.

The Baltimore Sun - 5 days ago

'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales

Oklahoman - 5 days ago

'Once you have it, you need it' Officials dig in on an opioid fight they know is 'something we are fighting for a while'

Oklahoman - 6 days ago

Opioid epidemic in U.S. still rages

The Columbian - 6 days ago

Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?

SEP 16, 2019 - BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself...

Oklahoman - 6 days ago

Michigan's opioid pushers: Is your doctor on this list?

Detroit Free Press - 6 days ago

Video: OxyContin maker files for bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night (Sept. 15), amid more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.

The Globe and Mail - 6 days ago

Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

Purdue Pharma's chairman says the company should still produce OxyContin despite the drugmaker's bankruptcy filing amid the opioid crisis.

CNBC - 6 days ago

Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11

NPR - 6 days ago

Michigan's ban on flavored vaping products ignores the dangers of THC cartridges

Michigan’s unprecedented ban on flavored nicotine vaping products failed to target the primary culprit of the fatal lung illnesses sweeping across the country — marijuana...

Detroit Metro Times - 6 days ago

The Latest: First hearing set on Purdue bankruptcy

SEP 16, 2019 - The Latest on Purdue Pharmas bankruptcy filing (all times local):4 p.m.A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma can go...

Oklahoman - 6 days ago

Mama June & Boyfriend Geno Doak Face Grand Jury Charges For Cocaine Possession

Mama June Shannon and her boyfriend Geno Doak are now facing grand jury charges in relation to their arrest for crack cocaine possession in Alabama. The Daily Mail is reporting that the state of ...

Inquisitr - 9 days ago

Astronomers find water vapor on distant, temperate planet -- A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.

Christian Science Monitor - 9 days ago

To fight opioid crisis, Kentucky middle schoolers build needle database to aid 3D printed collecting device

A middle school in Kentucky has built an online database to compliment a needle-collecting device they developed.

Fox News - 9 days ago

AP EXPLAINS: The tentative Purdue deal on the opioid crisis

Oklahoman - 10 days ago

Pennsylvania attorney general sues family who owns Purdue Pharma over its role in the opioid crisis

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 10 days ago

Some states say they'll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court

SEP 12, 2019 - HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers.But after a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with...

Oklahoman - 10 days ago

Google's new tool to find help for opioid addiction

SEP 12, 2019 - Google has launched a new website, Recover Together, that provides resources and tools to help those facing opioid painkiller addiction. Just last month, Google reported an all-time high...

Oklahoman - 10 days ago

Black-market THC-vape operation busted in Wisconsin, police say

With ten employees, the operation allegedly filled up to 5,000 vape cartridges a day.

Ars Technica - 10 days ago

Scientists discover water on planet outside solar system | DW | 11.09.2019

Deutsche Welle - 11 days ago

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement

Oklahoman - 11 days ago

OxyContin maker reaches tentative settlement in federal opioid crisis lawsuit

Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.

The Baltimore Sun - 11 days ago

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reaches potential opioid-crisis settlement

Chicago Sun-Times - 11 days ago

Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have tentative agreement to settle opioid cases with Purdue Pharma

Oklahoman - 11 days ago

Arizona attorney general: Nearly half the states, 2,000 local governments reach deal with Purdue Pharma on opioid crisis

Oklahoman - 11 days ago

Study finds international differences in filling opioid prescriptions

Chicago Tribune - 11 days ago

Seven times more opioid prescriptions filled in Canada, U.S., than Sweden, study finds | The Star

Excessive post-operative opioid prescribing has been associated with increased risks of drug diversion, new long-term opioid use and the development of opioid use disorder, the study notes.

Toronto Star - 13 days ago

7 Florida children hospitalized after eating THC candy disguised as regular sour candy

Seven Florida children were hospitalized after eating candy laced with THC. A classmate had brought it to school and handed it out.

Orlando Sentinel - 13 days ago

A Purdue bankruptcy would make opioids cases even messier

SEP 8, 2019 - State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation's opioid epidemic,...

Oklahoman - 14 days ago

Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

State attorneys general: Settlement talks over nation's opioid crisis at impasse, Purdue bankruptcy expected

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Son's opioid addiction subjects mom to goodbye after goodbye

Oklahoman - 16 days ago

Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

Oklahoman - 16 days ago

Oklahoma gets $11.8 million in US funds for opioid epidemic

Oklahoman - 17 days ago

Oklahoma to receive $11.8 million in additional federal funds to combat opioid epidemic

Oklahoman - 18 days ago

Medicaid expansion states prescribe drugs to treat opioid addiction at higher rates, study finds

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 18 days ago

Like you, I never thought the opioid crisis would knock at my door. Then it came for my son -- Katherine Steinhoff

CBC News - 18 days ago

Trump administration announcing nearly $2B in opioid grants

Oklahoman - 18 days ago

Orange County joins opioid lawsuit against drug-makers

Orlando Sentinel - 18 days ago

Point of View: Question the Oklahoma opioid lawsuit ruling

Oklahoman - 22 days ago

Oklahoma launches inmate opioid relapse prevention program

AUG 31, 2019 - TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A county in Oklahoma launched the state's first opioid relapse prevention program that would allow released inmates who are addicts to receive a drug that...

Oklahoman - 22 days ago

Oregon official: Family shifted billions from opioid company

Oklahoman - 23 days ago

Sackler family member ordered to testify in opioid case

Oklahoman - 23 days ago

Opioid settlement would divide money based on local impact

AUG 29, 2019 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis contains formulas...

Oklahoman - 24 days ago

THC found in Wisconsin vaping cases that led to illnesses

Oklahoman - 24 days ago

Public trust proposal in opioid suit called 'novel approach'

Oklahoman - 24 days ago

Maker of Windex Wants You to Know It’s Not in Opioid Biz

The attorney general of Oklahoma might have created a bit of confusion on that point in discussing an opioid settlement.

New York Magazine - 25 days ago

Signal sent with opioid verdict

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

Legal strategizing continues following $572 million verdict in state's opioid lawsuit

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

As opioid settlements grow, so do questions about the money

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

J&J bolts higher after verdict in Oklahoma opioid case

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

How much pot is really in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests | The Star

Chemists say that there is something about chocolate that seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labelled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.

Toronto Star - 26 days ago

What lies ahead following Oklahoma opioid judgment

Oklahoman - 26 days ago

Watch Richard Sackler Deny His Family’s Role in the Opioid Crisis — ProPublica

Sackler testified in 2015 in a lawsuit brought by Kentucky against his family’s company, Purdue Pharma, which makes the painkiller OxyContin. We published the transcript in February. Now you can see the video.

ProPublica - 26 days ago

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million to abate opioid epidemic

A district judge in the U.S. state of Oklahoma ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in damages over the opioid crisis in the state.

Euronews - 27 days ago

Okla. judge orders drugmaker to pay $572M in opioid lawsuit

AUG 26, 2019 - NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay...

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

Nuisance law central to appeal in Oklahoma opioid case

AUG 26, 2019 - NORMAN — Oklahoma’s unusual use of public nuisance law in the opioid case against Johnson & Johnson will be a key issue in the drug company’s appeal of a $572 million judgment, a...

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

Australia: Japanese woman, 62, accused of smuggling methamphetamine

Tokyo Reporter - 27 days ago

Five key quotes from opioid trial verdict

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

$572 million verdict handed down in Oklahoma opioid trial

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

Ruling announced in Oklahoma opioid trial - Photo Gallery

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

Q&A: Judgment in Oklahoma opioid suit; more coming across US

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

How Has the "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" Affected Illinois? The State Hasn't Bothered to Check.

ProPublica - 27 days ago

Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US

Oklahoman - 28 days ago

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

Oklahoman - 30 days ago

Oklahoma judge expected to rule Monday in opioid case

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma's opioid trial judge parties with Snoop Dogg

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

CBP in San Juan seize 6 pounds of heroin hidden in van's brakes

Dominican Today - 2 months ago

Actor Dennis Quaid says cocaine once consumed his life

Oklahoman - 3 months ago

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

Oklahoman - 3 months ago