Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tag: drugs

Supreme Court grapples with Purdue Pharma’s settlement

Awaiting a decision expected by June 2024, the case stands as a pivotal moment in America's ongoing struggle against opioid crisis.

‘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.”

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Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Peter Welch propose the Childhood Diabetes Reduction Act, targeting junk food advertisements to combat the escalating diabetes and obesity epidemic among children.

New bill expands warrantless spying amid widespread criticism

The U.S. Senate has approved a significant expansion of government surveillance powers, raising alarms over potential violations of civil liberties.

The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.