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DEA targets traffickers of illegal fentanyl analogues
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The United States Department of Justice on Nov. 9, 2017, said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would toughen its stance on illicit fentanyl analogues by classifying illegal versions of the synthetic opioid along with heroin. The move will make it easier for the criminal prosecution of traffickers accused of possessing, distributing or producing illicit […]

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Pharmacies in the San Diego County area have become soft targets of a spate of armed robberies and late night break-ins. These recent robberies occurring in the pharmacies have left both the owners and the authorities perplexed. Gun-wielding people have often been seen barging into chemist shops and running away with stacks of opioids from […]

Study-finds-fentanyl-mixtures-behind-New-Hampshire’s-opioid-epidemic
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The U.S. opioid crisis seems to be getting worse with each passing day. Fueled by the influx of illicit drugs in the country, overdose deaths showed an increase of 21 percent between January 2016 and January 2017. Significantly, fatalities involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl jumped 100 percent during the same period. Though almost every […]

Anti-addiction-vaccine-for-drugs-may-soon-be-a-reality
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Dr. Tom Price, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, has said that a new anti-addiction vaccine is being developed to counter the menace of drugs. Calling it an exciting prospect, Price was enthusiastic that this could go a long way in fixing the drug addiction problem that has crippled the entire country. The ever-growing […]

Police-arrest-two-Californians-with-300-pounds-of-cocaine-heroin
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Law enforcement officials have arrested two men from California with more than 300 pounds of dangerous drugs, including cocaine and heroin, at a traffic signal in New Jersey. The officials made the arrests on the New Jersey Turnpike after they stopped a tractor-trailer on August 27, 2017, for violating traffic rules while traveling through the […]

Canadian-authorities-work-along-with-DEA-to-seize-over-1000-kg-of-pure-cocaine
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Both the United States and Canada are facing the problem of illegal drug trafficking along their borders. Though constant efforts of federal agencies in the two nations have brought down the number of drug smuggling cases, criminals are getting more creative and employing the latest technology to dodge authorities. In a recent anti-smuggling operation, Canadian […]

Decoding-the-association-between-drug-addiction-and-mental-illness
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Similar to the age-old dilemma, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” which baffled generations of scientists, the widespread prevalence of comorbidity of drug use related disorders and mental ailments has stumped mental health experts. This has been quite a challenging mystery to unravel; the reality is that any given mental illness can highly […]

Social-stigma-prevented-Billie-Lourd’s-mother-from-seeking-treatment-for-dual-diagnosis
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“My mom struggled with drug addiction and mental health problems her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases,” said American actress Billie Lourd, while speaking about her mother, Carrie Fisher’s, death. According to the coroner’s report, Fisher had traces […]

President-Trump-not-to-declare-opioid-crisis-as-national-emergency
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President Trump is not in a haste to declare a national emergency because of the ongoing opioid crisis in the country, said Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday. The decision has come as a surprise to the opioid commission created by Trump that had earlier advised him to declare a national emergency […]

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As part of the ongoing federal war on drug, Attorney General Jeff Sessions inaugurated a Department of Justice pilot program in Ohio, one of the states hit hard by the opioid epidemic, on Aug. 3, 2017. The program will focus on investigating the opioid-related scams and frauds in the health care industry across the United […]