Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: drugs

‘Monstrous’: Federal judge rules HIV drug coverage mandate violates religious freedom

"No one's religious beliefs should ever prevent access to essential lifesaving medication."

Former federal correctional officer pleads guilty to bribery and smuggling charges

Nickolas Herrera, a federal correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Sheridan, Oregon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, providing contraband in prison, and accepting a bribe as a public official.

Police chief arrested for selling meth

"DEA and our law enforcement partners will hold drug dealers accountable no matter who they are."

Corruption in drug patents: Take away the money

When patents can be worth enormous sums of money, companies will find ways to abuse the system.

Progressive organizations launch new campaign: ‘Make Meds Affordable’

The new campaign is calling on President Biden to take executive action to lower drug prices.

How Oregon is turning the page on America’s disastrous drug war

“Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them.”

State trooper charged with stealing heroin from evidence room

Brian Rickard allegedly stole heroin from the Troop R, Honesdale evidence room before ingesting the narcotic at work and at home.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

The shame of the Sacklers

As Paul Hanly, a leading attorney in the case, told the Guardian, “this is essentially a crime family … drug dealers in nice suits and dresses.”

50 years later, end the War on Drugs

Nixon’s War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. President Biden should end it once and for all.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.