Operation Clean Recovery

A global crackdown on illegal drugs—code-named Pangea X—just put 400 people in handcuffs

In one week the US Food and Drug Administration identified more than 500 websites illegally selling prescription medicine—including opioids, according to the government. The operation—which took place between Sept. 12-19—was part of a worldwide effort led by Interpol, a global police organization, to target the illicit online sale of medicine and medical devices. Cracking down on […]

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Gov. Wolf to declare opioid emergency in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday will declare Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid addiction crisis a statewide emergency, becoming the eighth state to take such a step amid a public health scourge that has devastated communities and led to a spike in overdose deaths, The Inquirer and Post-Gazette have learned. In doing so, according to […]

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Keeping kids safe from drugs

Tall Cop stresses importance of paying attention Jermaine Galloway discussed drug trends with community members. “You can’t stop what you don’t know.” This is what Jermaine Galloway discussed Nov. 16 when he talked to parents and community members at Batesville Middle School about spotting the signs of substance abuse. Earlier that day, he also held […]

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China raids fentanyl factory but remains silent on wanted kingpins

A top Chinese drug official announced Thursday that Beijing authorities busted an illicit fentanyl factory and detained 19 people associated with the operation — but made no mention of two fentanyl kingpins who are wanted by the U.S. and presumably still on the loose. Yu Haibin, director of precursor chemical control of China’s National Narcotics […]

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Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

By MARK SCOLFORO, ASSOCIATED PRESHARRISBURG, Pa. — Dec 21, 2017, 5:37 PM ET   The Associated Press In a Dec. 5, 2012 photo, Dr. Raymond Kraynak is photographed during the The Mount Carmel Area School Board annual reorganization meeting at the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center in Coal Township, Pa. Federal prosecutors are accusing Kraynak, […]

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Opioids, meth abuse packing foster care system

By Rebecca Mariscal on Nov 28, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. More and more children are going through the foster care system throughout the state, and local workers are trying to keep up. In Wisconsin, about 7,800 children went through the foster care system as of July 1. Here in St. Croix County, 47 children are in that […]

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Caring for our most vulnerable

Author: Dr. Pat Bruno My Turn Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 Click here to view original web page at www.dailyitem.com “Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.” — Gabriela Mistral In America, […]

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Dear Sgt Dad 🥂😘🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Dear Dad, I am taking this time to use my platform to tell everyone exactly how much you mean to me and my recovery. You see I do not get the opportunity to thank you and am not always able to express my feelings out loud – I know who I inherited this from. I […]

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Authorities Seize Enough Fentanyl For “1 Million Overdoses”

Authorities Seize Enough Fentanyl For "1 Million Overdoses"

MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. — Authorities on Long Island announced on Saturday the seizure of 750 grams of fentanyl from a home in Mastic Beach, CBS New York reports . Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said the extremely potent batch of the deadly chemical was shipped from China.Authorities seized enough for one million doses on […]

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Opioid Billionaire Arrested On Racketeering Charges  

  View original article  https://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2017/10/27/can-government-help-win-the-cybersecurity-arms-race/#12bfb3682493 OCT 26, 2017 @ 12:58 PM Michela Tindera , FORBES STAFF  Jamel Toppin for Forbes John Kapoor, billionaire founder of opioid spray manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, was arrested in Phoenix on Thursday morning and charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback law. FORBES reached out […]

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Doctor admits he took kickbacks to prescribe fentanyl spray

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Purdue Probed Over Opioid Relief Claim

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