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US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug center

Aug. 19, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first to open a supervised injection center. U.S....

New York pursuing Sacklers' financial records in opioid case

Aug. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

New York officials are demanding that banks and other companies with connections to the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma hand over financial records as the state tries to trace where money from opioid sales ended up. The state attorney general's office began issuing subpoenas this week as part of...

Million-dollar opioid drug ring started small, No. 2 says

Aug. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web operation run...

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

Aug. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to proprietary research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement...

California alleges doctor killed 4 patients with opioids

Aug. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general said Wednesday that he is charging a Northern California doctor with killing four patients by overprescribing opioids and narcotics, crimes he linked to the nationwide opioid epidemic. Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed multiple criminal charges...

Trial opens for Utah man accused in major opioid ring

Aug. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stacks of potentially deadly fentanyl-laced pills sealed inside plastic tubs were displayed Monday on a table in a Salt Lake City courtroom, a haul that prosecutors say amounted to a tiny portion of the opioids shipped all over the U.S. as part of a multi-million dollar operation...

The Latest: Trial opens for Utah man in major opioid ring

Aug. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Utah man accused of running an opioid ring (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lawyers for a man accused of running a multi-million-dollar opioid ring out of his suburban Salt Lake City basement say he was involved in drugs but wasn't capable of running such a...

Autopsy: Man overdosed on drugs at Bonnaroo music festival

Aug. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that the 26-year-old man who died at the Bonnaroo music festival overdosed on drugs, including fentanyl. According to local news reports, a toxicology report found Ryan Dunleavy also had ecstasy and clozapine in his system when he died. Dunleavy was...

The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco

Aug. 7, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal crackdown on drugs in San Francisco (all times local): 12 p.m. Federal prosecutors say they've charged 32 people who sold drugs in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood as part of an international operation. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug...

Feds clarify change on opioid meds for government workers

Aug. 6, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is clarifying a policy change that will limit the prescribing of opioid painkillers to federal workers. The Labor Department issued a statement Tuesday saying the limitations will apply to employees injured on the job and covered under the government's workers' compensation...