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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    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...
  • As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge

    As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge
    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,...
  • Newport News, Hampton among 6 Hampton Roads cities designated 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'

    Newport News, Hampton among 6 Hampton Roads cities designated 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'
    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....
  • Student attends anti-drug coalition's event in Orlando

    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...
  • Synthetic drugs, paraphernalia, cash and more seized at Kissimmee store

    Synthetic drugs, paraphernalia, cash and more seized at Kissimmee store
    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...
  • Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

    Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port
    In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container. Customs agents put the estimated street...
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    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...
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    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...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    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...
  • Legalized marijuana makes drugged-driving study high priority

    Legalized marijuana makes drugged-driving study high priority
    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...
  • Where's The Narcan?

    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. An antidote...