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Indianapolis CBP K9 Sniffs Out $1.5 Million Fentanyl Seizure

INDIANAPOLIS—On March 30, Indianapolis U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted approximately four-and-a-half pounds of fentanyl in a package destined to East Elmhurst, New York. The shipment was transiting through a local express consignment facility when CBP K9 Balbina alerted to the package. When officers opened the shipment they found a white styrofoam cooler lined with padded black material. The ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing with Kellyanne Conway – 1/30/20

Senior White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, ONDCP Director Jim Carroll, and Assistant Secretary of Public Health ADM Brett Giroir hold a press briefing to update the media on the administration’s efforts and successes in the opioid crisis. Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit ...

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39 Indicted in Operation that Recovered Enough Heroin and Fentanyl to kill 14 Million Americans

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Over 120 law enforcement officers from 30 law enforcement agencies in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas executed a major arrest operation over the last three days, resulting in 35 defendants being arrested for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base ...

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Report: Purdue Pharma And Sackler Family Offer $12 Billion To Settle Opioids Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, reportedly offered between $10 billion and $12 billion to settle lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis, during a meeting with at least 10 state attorneys general last week. According to NBC, the attorneys general and lawyers for plaintiffs met in Cleveland on Aug. 20 with Purdue representatives, including David Sackler, ...

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Judge Gives Wichita Doctor Life In Prison For Role In 32-year-old’s Opioid Overdose Death

A judge gave a Kansas doctor life in federal prison Friday for his role in 32-year-old Nick McGovern’s opioid overdose death in 2015. Judge J. Thomas Marten told Dr. Steven Henson, 57, he seemed “numb to what you were doing over time” in illegally selling opioids to patients, including McGovern, reported The Wichita Eagle. Henson was convicted of falsifying patient ...

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‘That Tiny Little Bottle Can Be Deceptive’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the Trump administration’s strategy to address aspects of the opioid crisis is a “natural extension” of President Donald Trump as “the most pro-life president in American history” at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. Friday. “This crisis is indiscriminate by age as well. … [Opioids are] legally prescribed and that tiny little ...

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Ohio Detective Explains How Border Crisis Has Led To A Spike In Meth Overdose Deaths

Ashtabula County Detective Taylor Cleveland appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday to explain how the current border crisis has magnified Ohio’s methamphetamine problem. “It’s an economics problem. For years, Summit county in Akron and Ashtabula county east of Cleveland have led the state in meth labs. Traditionally that’s generally how people were producing meth in those two counties,” he said. ...

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Trump Administration Goes After Pharmacies Unlawfully Dispensing Opioids

The Trump Administration announced legal action Friday to stop two pharmacies, their owner, and three pharmacists from dispensing controlled substance medications, including powerful opioids that have been linked to abuse and diversion. The action is part of a coordinated effort by the Justice Department’s Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force to deploy all available criminal, civil, and regulatory tools ...

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Opioid Profiteering Family Headed Deceit Campaign Surrounding OxyContin, Documents Claim

A Tuesday court filing claims that members of the Sackler family knew their company, Purdue Pharma, routinely failed to notify authorities that OxyContin was being abused and sold illegally, reported The New York Times. The Sacklers were the 19th-richest family in the U.S. in 2016 with an estimated $13 billion net worth, according to Forbes. TheDCNF began investigating the Sackler family’s charitable ...

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Americans more likely to die from Opioid Overdose than car crash

For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to National Safety Council analysis. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96, eclipsing the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103). The National Safety ...

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Are You Addicted to Opioids? Don’t Be a Victim of Big Pharma and Fight Back

Since the dawn of time, humankind sought ways to elevate their consciousness or escape reality through the use of mind-altering substances. Consequently, substance addiction in some form or another has always been a societal backdrop. The opioid epidemic infecting the United States at present is but only a continuation of a centuries-long trend of substance abuse that actually originated by ...

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Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Firearm Seized at Checkpoint

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening.   The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when two males in a Volkswagen Jetta approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.   A Border Patrol canine ...

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American life expectancy on longest downward trend since WWI

Suicides and drug overdoses caused life expectancy in the United States to fall again in 2017 in what is the longest downward trend since World War I. Americans born in 2017 are expected to live 78.6 years, down slightly from the previous year, according to new data from CDC. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) finds this decline extremely ...

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New Data Show Drug Overdose and Suicide Deaths Climbed at Alarming Rates in 2017

Nationally, deaths due to drug overdose and suicide increased last year according to data released today by the National Centers for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and analyzed by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT). In 2017, 70,237 Americans died from drug overdoses, a rate of 21.7 deaths per 100,000 people. In comparison, 63,600 Americans ...

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