| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Pennsylvania is in the midst of an "alarming" surge of cheap, potent heroin that caused a rash of deaths in the western part of the state last month, state health officials say.
Tainted, high-potency heroin killed at least 22 people in the Pittsburgh...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:54 PM
That pungent aroma emanating from the biggest football bong of them all – the Super Bowl — is the smell of the NFL getting a massive buzz on the idea of accepting marijuana – medical and otherwise – into its sport.
To this, I say...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Just when Florida finally cleaned up its act by cracking down on pill mills, along comes medical marijuana.
We could be right back to serving as the epicenter for abuse and addiction.
Backers of medical pot say that won't happen.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Anne Arundel County police arrested several people after allegedly finding illegal drugs in a hotel room in Annapolis
Carlos Dewayne Abney Jr., 25, of Annapolis; Lauren Zhane Surgeon, 18, of Annapolis; and William Hunter Hardesty, 26, of Riva were...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK -- Sometimes the traffickers inject liquid heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas.
In a few cases, according to federal officials, heroin is injected into the bellies of dogs....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.
But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
If you didn't know Richard Sherman before Sunday, you know him now.
Dedicated NFL fans knew all about the Seattle all-pro cornerback before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but most of America probably didn't know much about him before his postgame...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday relaxed sentencing guidelines for drug dealers, ruling they may not be given a mandatory 20-year prison term every time an overdose results in the death of a user.
In a 9-0 decision, the justices ruled that...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:58 PM
A batch of "bad heroin" has killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania over six days, prompting state and local officials to try to combat the spread of the drug.
The heroin is mixed with narcotic Fentanyl, which can be 10 to 100 times more potent than...
| Jan 7, 2014
Dear Readers: Here are interesting prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) items that became available in 2013. Please note: Some don't have working websites yet.
FluNada (nasal/throat spray) homeopathic, OTC: This new natural remedy contains a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...