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  • White House: Peru displaces Colombia as top cocaine producer

     
    Peru has regained its former distinction as the world’s top cocaine producer, according to an annual White House report issued Monday that said Colombia’s output fell sharply last year, putting the former leader in third place behind Bolivia.....
  • White House adds Harford County to federal drug task force

    After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
  • 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...
  • California Voters Reject Legalization Of Marijuana

    California Voters Reject Legalization Of Marijuana
    California voters defied their trendsetting image Tuesday and rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use and sales. Proposition 19, a ballot initiative also known as the...
  • 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...
  • Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses

    Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses
    The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday. According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...
  • The White House Program to Address Popular Petitions is Pretty Lame

    The White House Program to Address Popular Petitions is Pretty Lame
    "We the people," is one of the most sacred phrases in the American lexicon, right up there with "Play ball!" "In God we trust," and "Hi, my name is X and I'm an alcoholic." It heralds a revolutionary dispersal of power from the mighty to the many, and any...
  • Mandatory minimum sentences impede justice

    I have never met Tony Allen Gregg, a drug abuser and occasional dealer, a 10th-grade dropout and petty criminal. But the details of Mr. Gregg's life — and the life sentence he is now serving — highlight a major problem in our criminal...
  • Pot Smoking Slims?

    Pot Smoking Slims?
    Study: 22 Million Americans Use Illegal Drugs (Source: CNN) More than 22 million Americans age 12 and older - nearly 9% of the U.S. population - use illegal drugs, according to the government’s 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The...
  • 40 die daily in Rx drug 'epidemic,' CDC says

    40 die daily in Rx drug 'epidemic,' CDC says
    Inappropriately used prescription pain medications kill 15,000 people in the United States each year, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We're in the midst of an epidemic," says CDC Director Dr. Thomas...
  • Babies feeling impact of prescription drug abuse

    Babies feeling impact of prescription drug abuse
    For 20 years, the Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) in Kent has been a safe haven for drug addicted babies. It’s a place where infants go to detox from drugs they had no choice in taking.  "This is a little one that we're trying to get off her...