| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe?
Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Prescription drug deaths declined in 2012 for the first time in more than a decade, but a surge in fatal heroin overdoses wiped out the modest improvement, according to U.S. government statistics released Wednesday.
Fatal heroin overdoses rose 35% to 5,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Newport News and Hampton are among six local cities recently designated as “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.”
The new designations of 26 counties and cities in 11 states were announced Monday, according to a White House news release....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use.
Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The owner of a Kissimmee store is facing charges after his store was raided Thursday and police seized as much as $14,000 in synthetic drugs.
Iqbal Nurmohamed Saferali, 60, was charged with four counts of selling synthetic narcotics and taken to the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol.
Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Whether you think the grass is always greener on the side where weed is allowed or fear the whole country will go to pot, legalized recreational marijuana has taken root in the U.S. As it spreads to more states, questions about what a legalized America...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:44 PM
There's an epidemic of drug overdoses sweeping Connecticut. The epidemic is spreading to the suburbs and rural towns. It's killing more people than car accidents.
It's maddening that the state isn't acting with more urgency to stop it.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:14 PM
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....