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Warren Buffett's son aims to help Colombia kick cocaine curse

Boston Globe - 7 minutes ago

Denmark arrests 27 people on suspected cocaine smuggling

<p>HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after finding some 100 kilograms of cocaine on a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel plying Danish waters.</p> <p>Copenhagen police said Sunday in a statement that the cocaine was seized during an internationally coordinated bust on Saturday on the container ship Duncan Island while it was sailing south of the town of Gedser.

San Francisco Chronicle - 30 minutes ago

Wyoming doctor reaches plea agreement in opioid prescribing

Washington Times - 1 hour ago

Costa Rica makes 'historic' drug bust, seizes 5 tons of cocaine

Montreal Gazette - 2 hours ago

Warren Buffett's son helps Colombia kick cocaine curse

The Columbian - 4 hours ago

Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

ABC News - 6 hours ago

Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust

Reuters - 5 hours ago

Costa Rica's largest ever cocaine haul found in ornamental flowers

Sky News - 6 hours ago

Warren Buffett's Son Tries to Help Colombia Kick Cocaine Curse

With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter and trudges through the wet grass in steel-toed boots chewed through by his dog's teeth. Waiting under a tin-roofed shack is a small group of coca farmers.

Voice of America - 6 hours ago

Costa Rica makes biggest ever cocaine haul

Independent UK - 8 hours ago

How it all went wrong when Larry Lavin mixed minor-league basketball and cocaine in West Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 13 hours ago

British MP facing suspension after cocaine probe

News 24 - 16 hours ago

Costa Rica seizes record five tonnes of cocaine

News 24 - 16 hours ago

Big haul of opium busted in eastern Iran

Mehr News Agency - 17 hours ago

Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling arrested for heroin

Keith Appling, the 2010 Michigan Mr. Basketball and a former player at Michigan State, is charged with delivery or manufacturing.

Detroit Free Press - 1 day ago

Woman's battle vs. chronic pain expands to Minnesota's opioid laws

Star Tribune - 1 day ago

Ex-Michigan State hoops star Appling facing heroin charges

AP News - 1 day ago

21 States Reject $18 Billion Bid to Settle Opioid Litigation

The three big drug distributors have been in talks for months in the hopes of finding a global settlement.

International Business Times - 1 day ago

US states reject opioid makers' $18bn settlement offer

Aljazeera - 1 day ago

Maryland opioid chief defends grant program after critical state audit

Maryland’s point person on the opioid epidemic defended the statewide opioid command center after a scathing audit found the center had no system for awarding millions of dollars’ worth grants.

The Baltimore Sun - 2 days ago


Business Insider - 2 days ago

U.S. states reject $18 billion proposal to settle opioid lawsuits, discussions ongoing: sources

Reuters - 2 days ago

Warren Buffett's son is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help Colombia break its cocaine habit

Business Insider - 2 days ago

Drugs linked to death of woman who was missing in northern Michigan -- The medical examiner in Benzie County pointed to the effects of methamphetamine and Diazepam, an anti-anxiety drug.

Detroit Free Press - 2 days ago

K2 veterans demand investigation into deadly exposure: 'Congress needs to act'

ABC News - 2 days ago

Five men charged after Bronx gun and heroin trafficking ring busted: N.Y. Attorney General James

Five men were charged as part of take down of a gun and heroin trafficking ring in the Bronx, Attorney General Letitia James said.

New York Daily News - 3 days ago

'I found my purpose': Haisla man working to save his own from Vancouver's opioid crisis -- Radio -- - -- The Current

CBC News - 3 days ago

First Look -- Howard Buffett donates $200 million to rid Colombia of cocaine -- The global philanthropist wants to support Colombia's security forces and help farmers transition from coca – the raw material for cocaine – to cacao for making chocolate. But some worry corruption and criminal gangs are too entrenched.

Christian Science Monitor - 3 days ago

Coast Guard Cutter Bear Offloads More than 3,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Puerto Rico - 3 days ago

Auditors question $750,000 grant from state opioid office to buy former Caroline County country club

An audit released Wednesday questioned the award of a $750,000 grant to a nonprofit for the purchase of a former country club and golf course from a state group created to fight opioid addiction.

The Baltimore Sun - 3 days ago

Inside one New Hampshire family's battle with opioid addiction: "We're raising a nation of parentless children"

The Wilson family has been struggling with drug abuse spanning generations, and according to 64-year-old Paula Wilson, "the cycle of addiction is strong."

CBS News - 5 days ago

Cherokee Nation lawsuit to become test case in search for global...

FEB 7, 2020 - The Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against opioid distributors and pharmacies has been sent back to federal court in Muskogee where it is expected to become a bellwether test case in...

Oklahoman - 9 days ago

Opioid distributor moves case to federal court

FEB 4, 2020 - Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid distributors has been moved to federal court in Oklahoma City. Opioid distributor McKesson Corp. filed a legal notice Friday announcing that it had...

Oklahoman - 13 days ago

Silicon Valley's cocaine problem shaped our racist tech

Guardian UK - 17 days ago

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

JAN 27, 2020 - BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health...

Oklahoman - 20 days ago

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

Oklahoman - 23 days ago

John Kapoor, founder of pharmaceutical company Insys, gets 5 1/2...

JAN 23, 2020 - BOSTON (AP) — John Kapoor, founder of pharmaceutical company Insys, gets 5 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating opioid scheme.

Oklahoman - 24 days ago

Oklahoma ScissorTales: Oklahoma AG goes after opioid distributors

Oklahoman - 29 days ago

Record cocaine haul seized by police in Brasilia

News 24 - 1 month ago

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter files lawsuit against opioid distributors

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Opioid manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals reaches $8.75 million settlement with Oklahoma

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Factory closures may have helped fuel the opioid crisis. Here’s how.

Economic distress, population flight and the loss of local sports teams, lunch joints and barber shops have hollowed out communities that were long solidly middle class.

Chicago Tribune - 1 month ago

Suicide and Unintentional Injury Much Higher Among Opioid Abusers

International Business Times - 1 month ago

States With Legal Marijuana Have Less Opioid Prescriptions On Average, Study Says

Inquisitr - 1 month ago

Walmart Removes Santa Cocaine Sweater From Website, Apologizes

Huffington Post - 2 months ago

Inside Purdue Pharma's Media Playbook: How It Planted the Opioid "Anti-Story"

ProPublica - 2 months 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 - 5 months ago

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

ProPublica - 5 months ago