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DEA Agents Raid NFL Medical Staffs after Games

November 17, 2014 8:40 am | by JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.      

US Agent Sued Over Fake Facebook Page in Drug Case

October 7, 2014 3:57 pm | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other...

Federal Agents Target Synthetic Drugs, Sellers

May 8, 2014 8:18 am | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers,...

'Killer Heroin' Causing Fatal Overdoses in East

February 17, 2014 10:38 am | by KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Last month the Drug Enforcement Administration put out a bulletin warning local authorities of...

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Survey: Teens Using Synthetic Drugs Less Often

December 18, 2013 8:22 am | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press; LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fewer teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice, apparently getting the message that these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous, according to the government's annual survey on drug use.      

DEA Insists Cold Drug Can Be Used in Meth-Making

September 10, 2013 3:03 pm | News | Comments

A cold and allergy decongestant now being sold nationwide contains a new form of pseudoephedrine that's being billed as difficult to use to make methamphetamine. But the Drug Enforcement Administration is still refusing to allow it to be sold over the counter.

Eisai Files Lawsuit Against DEA Over Scheduling of Epilepsy Drug

August 20, 2013 9:33 am | by Joe Barber, First Word Pharma | News | Comments

Eisai filed litigation against the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Monday in a US Court of Appeals to compel the agency "to promptly schedule" its epilepsy drug Fycompa (perampanel), which was approved by the FDA in October last year. The drugmaker alleges the DEA "unreasonably" and "egregiously" delayed the scheduling of Fycompa, for which the FDA submitted its scheduling recommendation in January.


AMRI Burlington Receives DEA Approval to Handle Controlled Substances

June 18, 2013 10:59 am | News | Comments

AMRI announced today that its Burlington, Mass., site has received approval to expand its current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration to handle Schedule 2 and 2N controlled substances. The license represents the DEA’s acknowledgement of Burlington’s physical security and quality systems, including inventory control and documentation.

DEA Disagrees with Firm's Meth-Resistant Claims

May 29, 2013 8:04 am | by JIM SALTER,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration says a suburban St. Louis pharmaceutical company is wrong for marketing its pseudoephedrine product to imply methamphetamine cannot be made with it. Westport Pharmaceuticals, however, is standing by its meth-resistant claims, insisting that it would be impractical to make the dangerous drug with its Zephrex-D even if small amounts of meth can be extracted from it.

Cedarburg Hauser Granted DEA Registration for Denver Manufacturing Facility

February 27, 2013 8:33 am | News | Comments

Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals (CHP), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that its Denver, Colorado facility has been granted registration as a manufacturer of schedule II-V controlled substances by the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Many Drugs Remain Legal after Bath Salts Ban

July 25, 2012 4:10 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE,AP Health Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up.

Cardinal Health Brings Resolution to Litigation with DEA Settlement

May 15, 2012 4:35 am | News | Comments

Cardinal Health today said it had agreed to a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that allows the company to bring resolution to ongoing litigation.


Toss Them, Flush Them, Hang On To Them: Survey Finds Surprises When It Comes To Prescription Medications

April 27, 2012 4:30 am | News | Comments

With the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on April 28, Teva Pharmaceuticals announced interesting survey results they hope will inspire prescription medication users to act more responsibly when using and disposing of drugs.

Court Lifts Hold on Drug Distributor Suspension

March 19, 2012 4:02 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER,Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed the Drug Enforcement Administration to suspend a pharmaceutical distributor for the time being over its allegedly ineffective control of a powerful painkiller.  

Judge Upholds DEA's Suspension of Drug Distributor

March 1, 2012 3:02 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER,Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration can move forward with its suspension of a Florida pharmaceutical distributor for alleged ineffective control of a powerful painkiller.

Illinois Doctor Gets 4 Life Terms in Ohio Pill Mill Case

February 15, 2012 3:14 am | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS,AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Chicago doctor who prosecutors say dispensed more of the powerful painkiller oxycodone from 2003 to 2005 than any other physician in the country was sentenced Tuesday to four life terms in the overdose deaths of four patients.

Judge: DEA Must Explain Florida Shipment Suspension

February 14, 2012 3:14 am | by NEDRA PICKLER,Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to explain its rationale for trying to shut down a Florida pharmaceutical distribution center.


Federal Regulators Resist Control For Second Most-Abused Pain Drug

August 22, 2011 4:42 am | by CHRIS HAWLEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — It is the nation's second-most abused medicine, linked to murders, celebrity overdoses and a rising tide of violent pharmacy robberies. But since 1999 federal regulators have put off deciding whether to tighten controls over hydrocodone, the addictive narcotic that is the key ingredient in Vicodin and other medicines.

Georgia Executions Off: DEA Seizes Critical Drug

March 16, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state's supply of a sedative used in lethal injections that has been challenged by capital punishment critics and death-row inmates, including a man recently executed who called the British exporter of the drug a "fly-by-night supplier."

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