Multiple bills circulating through Congress indicate lawmakers are interested in allowing Americans to import prescription drugs from Canada and other nations, even though that proposal has been strongly criticized by leading members of the law enforcement community.
The Washington Post fact-checker on Tuesday gave Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) four Pinocchios for claiming she was not in the Senate last year when Congress passed a bill that weakened the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after drug distributors as opioid-related deaths in the country continued to rise.
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that drug czar nominee Rep. Tom Marino (R.. Pa.) had withdrawn his name from consideration for the position.
Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, will resign his office at the end of the week, having become “disillusioned” with President Donald Trump.
The Department of Justice announced Friday that it will give $58.8 million in grants to address the nationwide opioid epidemic and strengthen drug court programs.
Out-of-pocket costs for specialty drugs under the Affordable Care Act increased 16 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to a report from HealthPocket.
Medicaid patients in Pennsylvania who experienced an opioid or heroin overdose were prescribed more opioids at high rates, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday that his government will be putting bounties for two million pesos ($40,000 USD) for certain policemen, “dead or alive.”
A cell leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel self-surrendered to U.S. law enforcement officers on July 27, the Justice Department announced Monday.
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will hold a press conference the same day addressing the country’s ongoing opioid crisis.