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, 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.
New studies claim that legalizing marijuana could be a lifesaver, by reducing suicide rates and traffic fatalities.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Tonight on the program, we examine the deadly comeback of heroin as use of the dangerous drug in the U.S. has doubled since 2007. Also: Preventing accidents with "talking cars," South Carolina's battle over Medicaid expansion, new media models affecting…
By Justin Scuiletti
The U.S. Department of Justice, Reuters reports, is starting a search for inmates convicted of low-level drug charges that President Barack Obama could release from prison early.
By Michael D. Mosettig
If any one place symbolizes the continuing frustration facing the Mexican government dealing with drug gangs, it is Michoacan, a western state of 4.3 million, which might have suffered as many as 1,000 homicides in the past year.
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