Sharp surge in opioid thefts at VA hospitals prompts probes

Feb 21, 2017

Sharp surge in opioid thefts at VA hospitals prompts probes

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Doctors, nurses or ...

Nov 17, 2014

DEA raids NFL medical staffs

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. ...

In a first, Honduras extradites drug suspect to U.S.

May 9, 2014

In a first, Honduras extradites drug suspect to U.S.

Honduras has extradited a suspected drug trafficker to the United States for the first time, the U.S. State Department said Friday. Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, 40, was extradited on Thursday, spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement. Lobo, who is indicted on U.S. drug trafficking ...