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1 year 3 months ago

Alternate drug presented for executions

DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says Colorado's instructions for putting prisoners to death by lethal injection have been revised to include an alternate drug, underscoring problems in carrying out executions. The ACLU on Friday released a copy of the instructions, which it obtained after filing suit against...

2 years 8 months ago

Johnson & Johnson fined $1.1B in Risperdal case

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) - An Arkansas judge fined Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary more than $1.1 billion Wednesday for downplaying and concealing risks associated with the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, a ruling that could affect dozens of pending lawsuits over the drug. Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled that Janssen...

2 years 8 months ago

More Cadets being investigated for drug use

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy official says about 30 cadets are suspected of using banned substances, which is double the number of cadets the school said it was investigating in January. Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan says the inquiry involves substances other than alcohol,...

2 years 9 months ago

Calif. doctor accused of murder in drug overdoses

AP Special Correspondent (AP) - A California doctor under investigation for overprescribing drugs has been charged with murder in the deaths of three of her patients. Dr. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was arrested Thursday after a lengthy probe which involved undercover work by drug enforcement agents who posed as patients to...

2 years 9 months ago

Overdose immunity bill facing trouble

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is debating a proposal to encourage drug users to report overdoses. A bill giving limited criminal immunity to people who report overdoses faces another test Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. Illinois and Washington state already have so-called "911 Good Samaritan" laws giving limited immunity to overdose...

3 years 2 months ago

Traffic stop leads to big cocaine bust

A routine traffic stop in Colorado Springs turned into a major cocaine bust. Springs police stopped a Honda mini-van on I-25 near the North Academy exit Saturday. They became suspicious and searched the vehicle and found just over two and a half pounds of the drug. Luis Perez, 57,...

3 years 4 months ago

Family sues drug company over poisoning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Relatives of a New Jersey man who authorities say was fatally poisoned by his estranged wife are suing the woman's employer and the hospital that treated him. The family alleges in their civil wrongful-death complaint that Xiaoye Wang's death could have been avoided if Bristol-Myers Squibb...

3 years 8 months ago

Mexican drug ring busted

A major drug ring operating in Southern Colorado has been taken down. On Wednesday Federal investigators gave details into the large scale drug bust named "Operation Closing Time". "We arrested totally throughout the 14 month investigation, 36 individuals." explains Matt Barden with the DEA's office in Colorado Springs. Investigators...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Schools, government crack down on fake pot

The Drug Enforcement Administration and local schools are cracking down on fake pot products such as "K2", "Mr. Smiley", "Spice" and "Chronic". They're made from synthetic marijuana and are marketed as incense. However, the DEA has temporarily banned these products, which means they can't be sold in stores and you...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Fugitive sentenced in 1995 case

DENVER (AP) - A former Colorado Springs man and a longtime fugitive has been sentenced to about 14 years in federal prison for drug and weapons crimes - and failure to show up for his sentencing in 1995. The U.S. attorney's office for Colorado says 49-year-old Ronald Thrasher was...

4 years 2 months ago

Postal workers busted in drug trafficking ring

Seven U.S. Postal Service workers in Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges they shipped thousands of parcels of heroin, cocaine and marijuana through the mail. The Drug Enforcement Administration says they took advantage of their jobs to ship drugs between Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Arizona. Once...

4 years 2 months ago

Suspect arrested in shooting on CSU campus

Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting and wounding another man in a parking lot at Colorado State University's Fort Collins campus. CSU Police say Shameek Jamal Bernard Lewis, 20, of Aurora was arrested at a Fort Collins motel early Friday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and...

4 years 2 months ago

Drug disposal program set for Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, the Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a nationwide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to dispose of medications. The event will happen from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The DEA will provide the...

4 years 2 months ago

Arrest warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan

A Beverly Hills judge has issued an arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan after the actress failed a drug test. She has been ordered to appear in court Friday and is now facing possible jail time for violating her probation. Officials at Los Angeles County Superior Court say a bench...

4 years 3 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

4 years 3 months ago

Witness recants statements in Anna Nicole case

A witness in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial has recanted statements critical of the former model's lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern, a defendant in the case. Ford Shelley testified Friday in Los Angeles that he never saw Smith abuse drugs, never saw Stern force medication on her, and believes...

4 years 4 months ago

Researchers make huge asthma discovery

There is new hope for millions of asthma sufferers. Researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough that could make inhalers a thing of the past. Dr. David Farrar and his research team at the University of Texas Southwestern discovered that Interferon, an immune system protein already...

4 years 6 months ago

NY court upholds use of drug-sniffing dogs

New York's top court says police can use drug-detecting dogs to check vehicles stopped for traffic violations when they suspect there's other criminal activity of some sort. The Court of Appeals, divided 4-3, upheld the convictions of 2 men arrested in separate 2007 traffic stops. Cocaine was detected in...

4 years 7 months ago

US drug war has met none of its goals

Forty years and $1 trillion later, the U.S. drug czar says the war on drugs hasn't been successful. Gil Kerlikowske says that, if anything, the concern about drugs and drug problems has "magnified, intensified." President Barack Obama this week announced a new policy to treat drug use as...

4 years 7 months ago

FDA approves new drug for prostate cancer

A first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease received federal approval Thursday, offering an important alternative to more intensive treatments like chemotherapy. Dendreon Corp.'s Provenge vaccine trains the immune system to fight tumors. It's called a "vaccine" even though it treats disease...

4 years 8 months ago

FDA warns Pfizer for lax oversight of drug study

Federal regulators say the drugmaker Pfizer has failed to correct problems with its testing procedures that resulted in overdoses for more than two dozen patients during a company trial. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter saying Pfizer is not properly monitoring physicians testing an experimental...

4 years 9 months ago

State Department warns of violence threat

The State Department is authorizing U.S. government employees at six U.S. consulates in northern Mexico to send their family members out of the area because of concerns about rising drug-related violence. The department says the family members are authorized to leave until April 12. The six consulates are in the...

4 years 9 months ago

Drug law change considered

Drug users could end up spending less time behind bars to free up more money for treatment under an overhaul of the state's drug laws being pushed by bipartisan group of lawmakers. The bill introduced Tuesday also has the support of prosecutors, public defenders and Attorney General John Suthers....

4 years 9 months ago

FDA flags heart risk with HIV drug combination

The Food and Drug Administration is warning about potential heart risks of combining two anti-HIV drugs. The agency says preliminary data suggest Roche's Invirase and Abbott Laboratories' Norvir can effect the electrical activity of the heart when used together. The FDA is reviewing data submitted by Roche on heart activity...

4 years 9 months ago

Lawmakers propose changes to drug sentencing

Drug users could end up getting treatment instead of long prison sentences under legislation picking up bipartisan support at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs plans to introduce a bill this week that would change the standard for when someone is prosecuted as a drug user as...

4 years 10 months ago

Prescription drug drop off planned

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, The Pueblo Police Department D.A.R.E. Units and the Pueblo City/County Health Department, will sponsor a prescription drug disposal event later this month. According to the Sheriff's Office, 1 in 3 teens report having a close friend who uses prescription drugs to get high. Some...

4 years 10 months ago

Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate CU Dental School

Federal investigators plan to look into the distribution of controlled substances at the University of Colorado dental school. The Drug Enforcement Agency will investigate the school's practice of allowing unlicensed residents to write prescriptions using faculty members' credentials. The Denver Post discovered that residents could procure sedation drugs...

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