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The Department of Health and Human Services asserted in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration that two chemicals in kratom should be classified as Schedule I substances, meaning that the chemicals have “a high potential for abuse” and that…
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple medications used to treat a wide array of patients.
By Casey Ross, STAT
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances.
By David Noonan, Scientific American
Federal drug agents have arrested more than 100 people across the country in the latest phase of a national crackdown on manufacturers and purveyors of synthetic drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration's top agent hasn't really slept since he got word Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had sneaked out of maximum-security prison in Mexico though a mile-long tunnel that opened beneath his cell's shower nearly a week…
By Eric Tucker, Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, announced her retirement Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
By Carey Reed
In October, a new rule goes into effect making it easier for people to safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs throughout the year at participating retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, narcotic treatment programs and prescription drug manufacturers.
By Pete Yost, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.
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