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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Chicago tops U.S. for arrestees on drugs

    About 83 percent of men arrested in Chicago last year tested positive for illegal drugs, according to a federal study that put Chicago at the top of 10 major U.S. cities. That percentage is actually somewhat lower than in years past, the study by the...
  • 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...
  • White House drug czar, nation's leaders in Orlando for Rx-drug abuse summit

    White House drug czar, nation's leaders in Orlando for Rx-drug abuse summit
    Hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector are in Orlando for an inaugural prescription drug abuse summit, which included keynote presentations Tuesday from the White House drug czar and a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...
  • Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace

    Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace
    WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
  • Rx for Danger: Oxycodone crackdown drives addicts to other drugs

    Rx for Danger: Oxycodone crackdown drives addicts to other drugs
    For years, oxycodone reigned as the prescription drug of choice for dealers and abusers in Florida. The painkiller was so widely prescribed in the Sunshine State that just two years ago, 90 of the top 100 oxycodone-buying physicians in the nation were...
  • Will pot laws go up in smoke?

    Will pot laws go up in smoke?
    Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don't...
  • Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

    Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing...
  • Maryland can prevent overdose deaths

    With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
  • The war on 'the war on drugs' [The conversation]

     
    With the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's "War on Drugs" Friday, many people seem to agree that the battle against “America’s public enemy No. 1” has failed. After the Global Commission on Drug Policy released its June...