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DEA Suspends Louisiana Company from Opioid Distribution

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it would be suspending the registration which allowed a Louisiana company to engage in opioid...

Maine Police Mistake Human Remains for Heroin

  After arriving at the scene of a car accident, Maine police located two clear plastic bags filled with cremated human remains in the glove...

No Charges in Prince’s Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

Minnesota prosecutors announced that they will file no charges in Prince’s accidental fentanyl overdose death. On Thursday, April 19, Mark Metz, a Carver County attorney,...

Colombia Considers Drones in Fight Against Cocaine

After a five-year long increase in the production of the drug in Colombia, police in the South American country are considering using drones to...

Sanders Bill Targets Opioid Manufacturers

On Tuesday, April 17, United States Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that targets opioid manufacturers by leveling fines due to deceptive marketing practices...

New Florida Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions to 3 Days

  On Monday, March 19, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation into law which provides $65 million in state funds to combat the opioid crisis...

Delaware Woman Sentenced for Injecting Father with Fentanyl

A Delaware woman has been found guilty of manslaughter after injecting her father with the fentanyl that caused his death by opioid overdose. On October...

Chicago Sues Three Big Pharma Companies

  On Tuesday, March 6, the city of Chicago, Illinois filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the three biggest opioid distributors of fueling the...

MLB Suspends Houston Astros Pitcher for Positive Drug Test

  On Wednesday, February 21, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it was suspending Forrest Whitely, a pitching prospect for the Houston Astros, over a...

Montana Doctor Gets 10 Years for Patient’s Fatal OD

A pain management doctor in western Montana has been convicted and sentenced after two of his patients overdosed on opioid medications he prescribed. Chris Christensen,...
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