Terminally ill patients often are frustrated to hear about experimental drugs they think might help them, but have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration -- a process that often takes years.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.
By Associated Press
In a video statement Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the change is designed to help federal drug offenders imprisoned under now out-of-date sentencing guidelines.
By Willis Raburu
In a bid to reduce the federal prison population, the U.S. Sentencing Commission set in motion a change of formula to determine the sentencing of low-level, nonviolent federal drug law offenders. The commission voted Thursday to reduce sentencing guidelines…
By Margaret Myers
Nine states ban food stamp benefits for people convicted of felony drug offenses, but one of those, Missouri, is looking to modify its law.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it's a device that automatically injects the right…
The Mexican drug cartel known as the Knights Templar is supplementing illegal drug trade with the illegal trade of lucrative raw materials from the port of Lazaro Cardenas -- so much so that it has become their top source of…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
As a new wave of tech enterprises gentrify San Francisco’s older, modest neighborhoods, an area known as the Tenderloin, populated by the city’s poorer residents, remains in the grips of drugs and crime. Special correspondent Spencer Michels explores the dilemma…
New studies claim that legalizing marijuana could be a lifesaver, by reducing suicide rates and traffic fatalities.
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