Archive for June 2018

Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Being Found Across Washington State

In Washington state, law enforcement agencies are finding counterfeit pills made with fentanyl all around the state. In Tri-Cities, the DEA raided several properties after concerns about the increase of fake fentanyl pills being sold on the street. Over in Seattle, it is a battle just to figure out what all these counterfeit pills are made with. Increasingly, it is heroin and fentanyl…

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Maryland Man Charged With Manufacturing And Selling Fake Xanax Since 2013

A federal indictment unsealed against a Maryland man who authorities allege manufactured and sold counterfeit Xanax pills online dating back until at least November 2013. On top of prison time, the U.S. DOJ asked Ryan Farace to be required to forfeit multiple properties and tens of millions of dollars…

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Opioids come from China in the U.S. mail. Here’s how to stop it.

LIKE ALL drug scourges, the fentanyl epidemic that claims so many lives every day is a matter of supply and demand. The demand, alas, is made in America. The supply, by contrast, is overwhelmingly imported, with a key source being China, where a poorly regulated cottage industry makes the stuff, takes orders over the Internet and ships it via international mail to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Fentanyl Has Created A New Kind Of 21st-Century Drug Kingpin

The introduction of fentanyl and the ever-growing list of its analogues has devastated communities across America, but also created a new sort of drug kingpin. This kingpin uses their knowledge of chemistry to make minor changes to the chemical structure of the drugs that they sell in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the law…

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Vermont: Still #1 in Dumb Healthcare Ideas

Earlier this month, in the midst of an opioid epidemic ravaging the state, Vermont’s legislature voted to legalize buying drugs from Canada, where government-set price controls keep prices artificially low.

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