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The attorney general’s office wants the Nevada Supreme Court to wave off a lower court judge’s ruling that blocks the state from using the sedative midazolam in capital punishment.

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Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrest 7 suspected drug smugglers

Authorities have made seven arrests in several different incidents since Tuesday, all involving smuggling methamphetamine, officials said.         

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E-cig manufacturer warned for selling liquids containing erectile dysfunction drugs

FDA states vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective way to administer drugs and can be dangerous.

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Korn Singer’s Wife Died From Accidental Lethal Drug Combination

Deven Davis’ cause of death has been revealed. The estranged wife of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis died on August 18 at age 39 due to having five different drugs in her system, according to the autopsy obtained by TMZ. Deven reportedly had cocaine, heroin, clonazepam, topiramate and fluoxetine in...

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Insurance inequalities must end for mental illness, substance use | Opinion

The goal of parity is to cover every person for every healthcare service needed. However, the law has not been fully implemented and it is not adequately enforced. By Debra L. Wentz For the past seven years, Rachel S. has been investing inordinate amounts of energy and money in her efforts to...

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Steve Carell discusses why he couldn't shake Beautiful Boy after filming

When the cameras stopped rolling during filming of Beautiful Boy, Steve Carell had some heavy material to take home. The actor reveals the toll that took in an interview with EW at the Toronto International Film Festival (above), where Beautiful Boy made its world premiere last month. “With...

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A Wisconsin man was reportedly sentenced Tuesday to more than two decades behind bars after being found guilty over the summer of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child.

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In the official trailer for 'Ben Is Back,' Julia Roberts tries to help son Lucas Hedges escape his drug-dealing past. Peter Hedges directed the movie, in theaters Dec. 7, while Kathryn Newton, Alexandra Park, Courtney B. Vance, Rachel Bay Jones and Michael Esper make up the supporting cast.read more

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Feds bust up drug gang that threatened murder, 'dancing with the devil' on Facebook

The Famous Boyz sold fentanyl-laced heroin and warned snitches on social media, 'there gone (sic) be a murder,' feds say Federal prosecutors have charged 17 alleged members and associates of a Bloods street gang in Newark in a drug trafficking conspiracy authorities say used threats of...

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Federal inmate accused of brokering heroin deals arraigned in Nassau County Court

A federal inmate who authorities say used a smuggled cell phone behind bars to broker big-money heroin deals between Mexican organized crime and the MS-13 gang pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug trafficking and conspiracy charges at a Mineola court arraignment.

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The highly anticipated adaptation of David Sheff's bestselling memoir, Beautiful Boy, is here, and it's as heartbreaking as we expected. The movie, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, gives viewers an inside look at drug abuse and the toll it takes not only on the addict but also on the...

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West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tried to secure a personal “Governor’s Helicopter” during his time as the state’s governor using funding from a prescription drug settlement that was intended to combat illegal drug use.

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Authorities uncovered a tunnel outfitted with solar panels, lighting, ventilation and a rail system that could carry illegal immigrants, arms dealers and drug smugglers from Mexico into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said this week.

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‘Beautiful Boy’ is too safe for a drug abuse film

Dial back the beauty, boys. The true story of a father dealing with his son’s methamphetamine addiction, “Beautiful Boy” seems to take its title less from the John Lennon song than its picturesque California setting. For every scene showing a life destroyed by drugs, there’s another...

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Everything about the massive surge in opioid abuse cuts across traditional boundaries of drug use in the U.S. It’s hit white residents in the countryside as well as minorities in cities. It involves long-banned substances such as heroin, legally prescribed painkillers, including OxyContin and,...

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Faced with the likelihood of being stripped of his middleweight world title for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, Billy Joe Saunders on Thursday vacated the 160-pound belt.

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Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra is scheduled to appear before a judge on Oct. 22 to face charges of possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and making terroristic threats.

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‘Beautiful Boy’: Carell, Chalamet Star in Gut-Wrenching Addiction Drama

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star as father and son in this powerful drug-addiction drama based on true stories

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