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DEA issues dire warning on fentanyl mixed with flesh-eating tranquilizer
Xylazine, which has also been called the "zombie" drug, has been observed mixed in with fentanyl supplies in 48 states.
Zombie drug tranq can lead to necrosis, amputations and death
Xylazine has spread to 36 states as addicts use it to prolong their high.
The DEA Needs To Do More, Not Less, To Combat Opioid Abuse
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is facing scrutiny about its efforts to reduce the supply of prescription opioids.
Rainbow fentanyl could be poised for Halloween spike after Lego box seizure
Rainbow fentanyl—regular fentanyl dyed with food coloring—is an opioid drug responsible for 80 per cent of all overdose deaths in New York City.
Rainbow Fentanyl: What It Looks Like and What Happens if You Overdose
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is around 50 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
On 'National Fentanyl Awareness Day,' DEA Says Drug Poses Deadliest Threat
DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said that fentanyl overdose victims often "didn't know they were taking the deadliest drug our country has ever seen."
Congress Must Act to Permanently Control Fentanyl-Related Substances
The United States' ongoing drug crisis is growing worse every year. The oft-cited figures are as staggering as they are tragic.
Fake Patient Records, Illegal Pills Part of $17 Million Criminal Indictment
Authorities allege that a Michigan doctor's pill mill was conducted with fake patients and strong drugs over a three-year period.
Iowa Church Using Hallucinogen During Services Denied Tax-Exempt Status
Numerous other Native American cultures have used ayahuasca for emotional healing and a spiritual connection to the divine.
DEA Leadership Failed to Oversee Foreign Partners: Inspector General
A report from the inspector general found that the Drug Enforcement Administration failed to learn from its many well-publicized prior scandals.
DEA Warns of Fake Prescription Meds Containing Fentanyl
While appearing on NBC's Today show, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram compared counterfeit prescription pills to "Russian roulette."
Schumer Says 'My Thinking Evolved' on Marijuana, Promises Legalization Bill
The New York senator, who once supported tough drug laws, said he changed his mind after seeing how legalization helped Colorado.
Armed Group Open Fire on House Party, Kill Seven
The incident occurred in Ojuelos, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
DOJ Grants Expanded Powers Allowing DEA to Monitor George Floyd Protesters
Usually, DEA officers must keep enforcement activities to situations involving federal drug crimes, but now they can interrogate and arrest protesters.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent Charged With Money Laundering
During his tenure, Jose Irizarry worked out of the DEA's Miami field office, Washington, D.C., bureau, and an official outpost in Cartagena, Colombia.
U.S. Coast Guard Seizes 18,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Eastern Pacific Ocean
The drugs seized between October and early December are worth up to $312 million, officials said on Wednesday.
DEA Agents Say Mexican Cartel Pills 'Exactly' Resemble Prescriptions
Cartels have "presses" that give the pills the name and likeness of their prescription counterparts after they are laced with fentanyl in "dirty barrels," according to WFXT Boston.
Mexican Drug Cartels Are Making Mass Amounts of Fentanyl-Laced Pills: DEA
But federal policies to slow the opioid crisis could be supporting the market demand for these drugs, public health experts warn
Here's What the DEA Did with 8 Tons of Drugs From National 'Takeback' Day
Earlier this week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made quick work of destroying more than 16,000 pounds of drugs collected on its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, according to reporting by NJTV News.
Drug Companies Largely Acted Legally Amid Opioid Crisis, Says Law Professor
"The pharmaceutical industry is being scapegoated for something where there's plenty of blame to go around," says Northeastern University's Leo Beletsky.
Trump Admin Tackling Wrong Problems on Opioid Overdoses: Bioethicist Q&A
"We're focusing really heavily on restricting access to prescription opioids, but that's because it's what we're comfortable doing," Travis Rieder said. "There's not actually any evidence that these cuts save lives."
DEA Responds to Backlash From Pain Victims Amid Proposed Opioid Cuts
After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it's not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions.
Chronic Pain Sufferers Beg the DEA to Reconsider Prescription Opioid Cuts
The DEA proposed reducing the manufacturing of prescription opioids for the fourth year in a row, but chronic pain patients are begging the agency to reconsider.
DEA Convicted Two Men in Taliban-Heroin Smuggling Ring
"Don't worry, those are people that are tied to me...They are Taliban."
British Woman Sentenced for Carrying Tramadol in Egypt
Tramadol is legal in Britain with a proper prescription, but it's a banned substance in Egypt, where it's considered the country's most abused drug.
Trump DEA Pick Advocated for Police Racial Profiling
In a 47-page paper he wrote in 2000, he said profiling was a helpful policing tactic and that race-baiters got in the way of policing.
Marijuana Reclassification Effort Fails
A 2011 petition urged the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses.
DEA Chief on Marijuana: 'Don't Call It Medicine—That Is a Joke'
Briefing reporters on agency's new national drug report, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chuck Rosenberg called marijuana "bad" and "dangerous."
Mexican Cartels Try to Create a Market for Meth in New York City
Authorities recently started seeing Mexican meth alongside heroin in local drug takedowns.