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  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: Naloxone could spare others from his fate

    Now that we’ve had time to digest the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2, and to debate the nature of addiction, the conversation has started to shift to the country’s surge in heroin use...
  • More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds

    Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey. The Monitoring the Future survey,...
  • Obama considers easing up federal marijuana regulation

    Obama considers easing up federal marijuana regulation
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and a key Senate Democrat said Friday they were willing to consider relaxing federal enforcement of the laws against marijuana for those who possess small amounts of the drug. They were reacting to new voter-approved...
  • Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Legal drugs, deadly outcomes
    Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit. Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid. Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing. Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
  • OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

     OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors
    Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
  • Uruguay's marijuana experiment

     Uruguay's marijuana experiment
    The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has...
  • Illicit drug prices in Baltimore fluctuate under DEA estimates

    Illicit drug prices in Baltimore fluctuate under DEA estimates
    A group of alleged Black Guerrilla Family members met last December to discuss a robbery with a confidential source, who, unbeknownst to them, was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The price of cocaine in Baltimore City at that moment...
  • More Californians driving high than drunk on weekends, study says

     
    State officials are warning against "drugged driving" after a statewide survey found that drugs that can affect driving in one of every seven weekend nighttime motorists -- nearly twice as many drivers as has alcohol in their system....
  • Rx for Danger: White House drug czar says Florida needs prescription-drug monitoring program

    Rx for Danger: White House drug czar says Florida needs prescription-drug monitoring program
    When White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske recently toured Appalachia, he met with 14 imprisoned women who were in drug treatment, 13 of whom were being treated for prescription-drug use. Kerlikowske asked the women how many had been to Florida to get...
  • Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database

    Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database
    Before he was even sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott abolished the state agency tasked with reducing substance abuse and canned Florida's drug czar. Early this month, he stunned legislators and law enforcement when he proposed eliminating Florida's...