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Bronx woman hooked on K2 arrested for killing her five-month-old son
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A 30-year-old woman from the Bronx was arrested on June 12, 2018, for allegedly killing her five-month-old son by throwing him against a wall. Joann McLeod is facing murder charges after she admitted to hurling her infant son Raymond Profil at a wall, authorities said. According to McLeod’s family members, she is an abusive drug […]

American doctors prescribing fewer opioid pain relievers, says report
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Continuing a five-year trend, American physicians reduced the number of opioid prescriptions in 2017, according to a report released on May 31, 2018. The American Medical Association (AMA) observed a 9 percent decrease in prescriptions for opioid painkillers, including Vicodin and OxyContin, in 2017, or a reduction of 19 million compared to the previous year. […]

Former mayor of New York City helped OxyContin manufacturer continue its sales, says report
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Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, secured an agreement to limit further prosecution of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and escape prison term for its executives more than a decade ago, according to a report published in The Guardian. Although Giuliani failed to thwart the criminal conviction over the Purdue’s tactics to downplay the […]

Study identifies reasons behind American adults using stimulants
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From Hollywood celebrities to university students, from enthusiastic gym goers to stressed-out white-collar workers, a significant number of Americans are finding themselves trapped in the clutches of an epidemic of amphetamine, a prescription stimulant. Now, a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry says people abuse stimulants for different reasons. According to the […]

Moderate drinking is a behavior propagated by alcohol industry
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The alcohol industry has sufficiently promoted the message that moderate drinking is good for health. Alcohol companies have gone to the extent of funding and promoting studies related to alcohol use suggesting that moderate drinking increases the lifespan of the user and reduces the chance of suffering from a heart disease, diabetes and even dementia. […]

San Antonio drug bust: Multiagency raid leads to seizure of meth, heroin worth $1m

A multiagency drug bust led to the seizure of around 10 kg illegal drugs, comprising mostly methamphetamine and heroin, worth over $1 million recently from a home in San Antonio, Texas. Seven firearms, three vehicles allegedly used in the drug business and a huge amount of cash were also seized. One person was arrested in […]

CBD products gaining popularity in US

Cannabis is one of the most discussed drugs in the United States. Banned at the federal level, marijuana is subject to state-specific laws across the country. While 29 states and the District of Columbia permit weed for medical purposes, nine states and the District of Columbia allow its recreational use. Besides, there are 18 states […]

Zero tolerance for alcohol: Furlough Middle School bans open containers and fast food drinks

Students at the Furlough Middle School (FMS) have been asked not to bring open containers and fast food drinks on campus anymore. With several incidents of school students carrying alcohol in open containers and water bottles inside the premises, Principal Jay Thompson issued a letter to all parents citing “zero tolerance for this behavior”. Students […]

4-year-old rescued from meth lab

Authorities at Harris County recently gave a new lease of life to a little boy by saving him from a drug-infested cavern. The four-year old boy was coerced to sleep in a closet with illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine (meth) and marijuana in a west Harris County home in Texas. The child’s mother, April Burrier, […]

Fentanyl seizure at US borders increases by 742 times, reports CBP

In the past couple of years, there has been a drastic increase in cross-border smuggling of fentanyl, according to recent report by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Compared to 2 pounds of the drug seized in 2013, approximately 1,485 pounds of fentanyl was seized between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sep. 30, 2017.  Overall, […]

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