Latest Opioids News

Mexican army seizes 1.5 tons of meth from truck

Aug. 11, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Acting on a tip, Mexican soldiers seized almost 1.5 tons of meth and 328 pounds (149 kilograms) of apparent powdered fentanyl at a checkpoint in the northern border state of Sonora, the army said Thursday. Soldiers also found 816,486 pills apparently containing...

WVa AG reaches settlement with Rite Aid over opioid supply

Aug. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with Rite Aid that may total up to $30 million in a lawsuit alleging oversupply of opioids at pharmacies in the state, he said Thursday. “Money will not bring back the lives...

Mississippi chiropractor charged with selling fentanyl

Aug. 11, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi chiropractor accused of selling fentanyl and being in possession of drug paraphernalia was taken into custody after an undercover investigation. Joseph “Joey” Andrew Rogers, 53, of Long Beach, faces charges including possession of meth,...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 11, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Primary turnout is a good sign Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested a high level of interest in this year’s primaries, with a number of people telling us their polling places were busy. That’s good news...

Judge: Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis

Aug. 10, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. ...

Advocacy group sues Ohio panel overseeing state opioid money

Aug. 10, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug policy reform group has sued the state panel that will decide how Ohio distributes more than half of the money it will receive from a nationwide settlement regarding the opioid addiction crisis. Harm Reduction Ohio filed two lawsuits Monday against the...

Hawaii details plans for $78M drug company opioid settlement

Aug. 09, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined plans for how the state will spend $78 million it's receiving from a multistate settlement reached with pharmaceutical industry companies over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Ige said drug overdose deaths have...

Rapper Fetty Wap jailed after alleged FaceTime death threat

Aug. 09, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap was jailed Monday after, prosecutors say, he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case. Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, told the man,...

Parents of child who died from fentanyl charged with murder

Aug. 05, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California filed murder charges against the parents of a 15-month-old toddler who died in May after she ingested fentanyl authorities believe her mother had been using. Prosecutors on Thursday also charged Evan Frostick, 26, and...

Ousted prosecutor Chesa Boudin won't run for his old seat

Aug. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ousted San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was recalled from his post in June, said Thursday that he will not campaign for his old seat in the November election. The progressive criminal justice reformer tweeted that nonstop campaigning has taken...