"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."
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.
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.
"Don't worry, those are people that are tied to me...They are Taliban."
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.
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.
Briefing reporters on agency's new national drug report, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chuck Rosenberg called marijuana "bad" and "dangerous."
Authorities recently started seeing Mexican meth alongside heroin in local drug takedowns.