Losing the War on Opioid Addiction: “Tough on Crime” Policies Often Ineffective and State Rules for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Raise Privacy Concerns

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TweetYumIn recent efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic many states have turned to “tough on crime” policies; however, these policies have not proven to be an effective. German Lopez of Vox.com reported on “tough on crime” policies that have been passed since 2011, the year opioid crisis was declared an epidemic. Lopez found that […]

H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Developing Drug Resistance

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TweetYumSome strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant […]

US Police Testing Hand-Held Laser Drug Detector

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TweetYum(FOXNEWS)   Police in a few departments around the U.S. are testing a hand-held laser device, which boosters can immediately identify illegal drugs and could revolutionize how narcotics cases are investigated and prosecuted. Proponents hope the device, called TruNarc, will help officers quickly discern illicit substances at a time when police are seeing a surge […]

Puerto Rico International Airport Raided by Feds in Drug Smuggling Operation

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TweetYum(FOXNEWS)   Federal agents raided Puerto Rico’s international airport Wednesday, arresting at least 33 people for allegedly smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine and heroine on commercial flights since 1999. Three other suspects were arrested in the mainland United States: two workers at Miami’s international airport and another at the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport, according […]

Prairie Island nuclear security supervisor fired after faked drug test

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TweetYumShareThis Prairie Island nuclear security supervisor fired after faked drug test 15 May 2012 (MN) A security supervisor at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear power plant was fired after he was caught faking a drug test urine sample, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says. The incident occurred on July 23, 2010, during part of a fitness-for-duty […]