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Jeff Katz
May 31, 2019 - 7:56 am
A police examination of Jussie Smollett’s text messages revealed that on “various occasions” over the past year, the actor requested that an associate get him cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana, all of which he paid for with the Venmo app. Smollett’s alleged narcotics purchases are referred to in a...
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January 28, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The wealthy founder of a drug company plotted to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray in order to outshine competitors and line his own pockets, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday. Assistant U.S...
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January 08, 2019 - 2:46 pm
By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers...
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November 20, 2018 - 5:53 pm
By TOM HAYS , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief and another law enforcement official who once worked under the country's new president-elect took millions of dollars in bribes from the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in the mid-2000s, a witness testified Tuesday at...
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October 16, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal officials say they've busted up a $19 million drug ring in Virginia. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Virginia's Eastern District said in a statement Tuesday that they've charged five Hampton Roads area men in a trafficking conspiracy that moved large amounts of cocaine,...
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May 11, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs. In...
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May 05, 2018 - 10:50 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Navy says members of its SEAL teams have tested positive for illegal drugs. The Navy released a statement Friday saying 11 members of its Naval Special Warfare units on the East Coast tested positive for "controlled substances." According to a Navy official, the drug...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:24 am
HANOVER, Va. – On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Ashland Police Department and Hanover County Public Works, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:23 am
Williamsburg, Va. (1140wrva.com) Ten people including eight William & Mary College students and a biology professor have been arrested in a drug sting in Williamsburg. Police say there's no evidence the students were working together. Investigators say they seized various drugs including opiods...
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