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  • UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses

    LONDON (AP) — Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses. Paul Flowers, a Methodist minister, resigned from the bank last year amid claims of drug use and inappropriate expenses payments. He was arrested in November after a tabloid...

  • 2 brothers sentenced for dealing in cocaine base

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to sell cocaine base in Baltimore and Annapolis. Thirty-seven-year-old Ernst Harmon of Annapolis was given a term of more than 16 years in prison. Forty-year-old Dontaye Harmon of Baltimore received a 10-year term....

  • States rebel against powerful new painkiller

    BARRE, Vt. (AP) — State officials around the country are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health authorities fear could worsen the nation's deadly scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse. On Thursday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced an...

  • Crimea side-effect: Addicts deprived of methadone

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Every morning, Sergei Kislov takes the bus to the rundown outskirts of this port city for the methadone doses that keep him off heroin without suffering withdrawal. Now that Russia has taken over Crimea, the trips are about to end. "For a month and a half I won't be...

  • Arkansas to ask court to reconsider drug fine

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. McDaniel told the...

  • FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of an overdose...

  • Medical marijuana support transcends political lines

    PUEBLO WEST, Colo. -- It's 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I'm at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled. The store is clean, bright and safe. The staffers are courteous...

  • Large cocaine stash uncovered at Philippines wharf

    DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A large stash of high-grade cocaine was uncovered in the Philippines when several hidden packets tumbled from the ceiling of a shipping container in a private wharf, officials said Monday. The find made Saturday totaled more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) and an...

  • Suspected Balkan drug boss pleads not guilty

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A suspected Balkan drug boss pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he trafficked 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe and laundered millions of dollars in drug money. "It's all one big lie!" Darko Saric said. "It feels like one of those American movies...

  • German customs seizes cocaine addressed to Vatican

    BERLIN (AP) — The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams (12 ounces) of the drug...

  • Georgia Senate backs drug testing for food stamps

    ATLANTA — People seeking government help to buy food could be tested for drug use under a bill approved by the state Senate. Lawmakers voted 29-22 on Thursday to approve the plan, which now heads back to the House of Representatives for final approval. The vote came on the final day of the...

  • Myanmar rebels, villagers destroy poppy crops

    LOI CHYARAM VILLAGE, Myanmar (AP) — The rebel soldiers climbing this mountain, rifles at their shoulders, are going into battle not with government forces, but against opium crops that are destroying communities in eastern Myanmar as they succumb to drug addiction. Captain Glang Dang of the...

  • Drug Problem Still Strong in Myanmar

    Despite the economic boom in the urban areas of Myanmar, the rural countryside and mountains are still plagued with poverty and a drug problem that is open and out of control. (March 17) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Yangon, Myanmar - March 5, 2014 1. Wide pan of city skyline 2....

  • Myanmar opium fight failing; soldiers shooting up

    NAMPATKA, Myanmar (AP) — Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard in this northeastern Myanmar village to get high. When authorities show up, it's for their own quick fix: Soldiers and police roll up the sleeves of their dark green uniforms, seemingly...

  • Heroin overdoses spur action

    A dramatic increase in heroin-related deaths nationwide has caught the attention of the Obama administration, which is joining state and local governments nationwide in trying to combat the problem. Heroin, a highly addictive drug, has been relatively cheap and easy to find for generations....



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