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  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for...

  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of...

  • Mich. drug testing company settles with Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Physicians Toxicology LLC, a Michigan company, agreed to pay the State of Vermont more than $73,500 after reaching a settlement with Attorney General William H. Sorrell on Thursday for allegedly receiving payments from the Vermont Medicaid program that it...

  • Drug czar: Pot is top drug in fatal car wrecks

    President Obama's drug czar has a warning for America's stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

  • Lawsuit argues Texas to use expired execution drug

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court late Tuesday rejected a lawsuit contending that a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution could be subjected to unconstitutionally "tortuous" pain because the drug used in his lethal injection could be expired and ineffective. Willie Trottie, 45,...

  • Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The study examined toxicology...

  • Settlement imposes $100K fine on Colo. store for selling ‘spice’

    Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A recent lawsuit filed by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has resulted in a settlement that imposed the nation’s largest ever civil fine against a single store for selling “spice” products. Sang Leaming, owner of Tobacco King, was ordered to pay...

  • Texas border crosser had cocaine strapped to legs

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed one of her legs appeared larger than the other. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 7 pounds of cocaine in three...



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