drugs News of 10/14/19
OxyContin Producer Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid-Crisis Settlement
(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said ...
‘Search For & Refuse All Deliveries.’ Amid Trade War, Trump Urges USPS Crackdown On Fentanyl Trafficking From China
With tensions over trade with China escalating, President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is “ordering” the U.S. postal service and express shipping companies to “SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of fentanyl,” a ...
Cannabis Processing Startups Hope To Unlock New Chemicals And Treatments
Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company that was using fermentation to make biofuels back in the ...
YourChoice Therapeutics Is Developing Unisex, Non-Hormonal Birth Control
The options available to women who want to avoid getting pregnant today are bad. Most, like the widely used birth control pill, feed man-made estrogen and progestin hormones to women, which are capable of causing a number of awful side effects. ...
The U.S. Sent Its Most Advanced Fighter Jets To Blow Up Cheap Opium Labs. Now It’S Canceling The Program
After hundreds of airstrikes failed to curtail the Taliban’s $200 million-a-year opium trade, the U.S. military quietly ended a yearlong campaign that targeted drug labs and networks laced around the Afghan countryside. The end of the ...
Utah State Senator Tries Marijuana On Camera To Show Why State Should Support Legalization
A Utah state senator decided to try cannabis for the first time—and film it—ahead of the state’s vote on legalizing medical marijuana . On Saturday, Utah Sen. Jim Dabakis shared a video of himself sampling an edible gummy bear ...
The Company Behind Corona Beer Is Investing Nearly $4 Billion In Legal Pot
Bloomberg — Constellation Brands Inc., which for seven decades has made its money off beer, wine and whiskey, sees its future in a marijuana leaf. In the biggest (legal) cannabis deal, the Victor, New York-based beverage company will spend ...
President Trump Outlines Death Penalty For ‘Big Pushers’ In Opioid Plan
President Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire Monday to unveil a new plan to combat the opioid crisis in the U.S., including seeking the death penalty for major drug traffickers. “If you break the law and illegally peddle these deadly ...
Jeff Sessions Expected To Rescind Obama-Era Policy That Let Legal Marijuana Flourish
(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. ...