| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske is warning people against taking the newest synthetic drugs, often marketed as "bath salts" and being sold legally on the Internet and in drug paraphernalia stores.
The drugs are sold under...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 3:36 AM
Over 3,400 sites nationwide have joined the effort that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
Government, community, public health and law enforcement partners will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription...
| Sep 27, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem.
During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:25 PM
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.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 8:43 AM
"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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:34 AM
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...