Michael Balsamo, Associated Press Updated 5:50 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A DEA report obtained by The Associated Press shows heroin, fentanyl and other opioids continue to be the highest drug threat in the nation. The National Drug … [Read more...] about Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US
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Michael Balsamo Associated Press Published 8:15 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Washington – Opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Preliminary figures show about 72,000 people died in 2017 from opioid-related … [Read more...] about Feds: Heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US
Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states.The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut … [Read more...] about First FDA-approved cannabis-based drug now available in the US
Law enforcement agencies in South Florida and throughout the country are warning trick-or-treaters and parents to be on the lookout for drug-laced candy this Halloween. The Drug Enforcement Administration in St. Louis sent out a warning about the dangers of the candies, along with photos showing some samples that are made to look like regular candy brands. The items shown … [Read more...] about DEA Warns of Drug-Laced Halloween Candy
FLORIDA — Kratom is a natural plant native to Southeast Asia that has been used in the region for decades, but it's fairly new to the United States.Some people say it's helped them in reducing pain and has helped addicts recover. But others say it's dangerous and could even be deadly. Experts said it's been linked to deadly overdoses. The Drug Enforcement … [Read more...] about Is Kratom a deadly drug or a life-changing supplement?