News tagged with drug enforcement administration

Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined? The answer is: It depends.

Jun 10, 2014
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Lawmakers, US drug enforcers clash over marijuana rules

US lawmakers supportive of steadily relaxing state marijuana laws sparred Tuesday with Obama administration officials who continue to label pot in the same high-danger category as killer drugs like cocaine and heroin.

Mar 04, 2014
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Actor's death spotlights heroin epidemic

The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use across the United States, officials warn.

Feb 04, 2014
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Survey: US teens using synthetic drugs less often

Fewer teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice, apparently getting the message that these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous, according to the government's annual survey on drug ...

Dec 18, 2013
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US probes likely synthetic pot outbreak

A federal team has arrived in Colorado to help investigate hospital reports that synthetic marijuana is to blame for scores of recent illnesses and possibly three fatalities in the state.

Sep 11, 2013
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