Aug 7, 2016

Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

The Philippine president has publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel to illegal drugs, revoked their gun licenses and asked them to surrender for investigation. President Rodrigo Duterte promptly fired members of the military and police he named and ordered ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Jul 23, 2016

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug ...

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

Jul 8, 2016

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

Thirty “drug dealers” were killed in the first four days after Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on June 30, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly $20 million worth of narcotics but sparking anger from a lawyers’ group. Duterte won the ...

Jul 7, 2016

Californians seek pot of gold in marijuana legalization

There is no guarantee California will vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, but political operative and father of four Daniel Conway has already staked his future on it. Conway left his job as chief of staff to Sacramento’s celebrity mayor, former Phoenix Suns ...