Latest U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Stories

15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...

Governors File Petition To Ease Rules On Medical Marijuana
2011-12-01 12:59:15

Washington state and Rhode Island governors filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday that would allow doctors to legally prescribe marijuana for medical treatment. Democrat Christine Gregoire of Washington and independent Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island asked the DEA to reclassify marijuana as a schedule 2 drug from schedule 1, which would make it legal for doctors to prescribe. "Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans now see...

2011-08-15 07:30:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced its support for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) quicker-to-market option for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). On June 1, 2010, prescribers became legally allowed to electronically transmit controlled substance prescriptions to the pharmacy of a...

2011-03-04 00:00:29

Pioneering Opiate Detoxification Treatment Facility Sees Significant Spike in Patients Obtaining Painkillers Illegally Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011 After a yearlong investigation dubbed "Operation Pill Nation," the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local authorities recently raided 11 pain clinics throughout South Florida for dispensing illegal prescriptions for painkillers. The DEA also reported that five out of the 22 people arrested were doctors at these pain...

2011-03-02 06:00:00

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used its emergency powers on Tuesday to ban five chemicals used to produce "K2", "Spice" and other brands of synthetic marijuana. The agency classified the five banned chemicals in Schedule I, the most restrictive category under the federal government's Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances are reserved for those materials with a high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use for treatment and a lack of accepted safety for use under...

2010-10-14 13:13:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced agreements with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices for the Central District of California and the District of Nevada to settle allegations that in 2007 and 2008 certain CVS/pharmacy stores in California and Nevada engaged in unlawful sales of pseudoephedrine (PSE), an ingredient found in popular over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. (Logo:...

2010-09-24 06:10:00

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its first ever "National Take-Back Day" this Saturday, asking members of the public to turn in their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications at one of more than 4,000 nationwide collection sites. The one-day initiative is a collaborative effort between the DEA and various state and local law enforcement agencies, and seeks to get commonly abused drugs out of circulation."These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal...

2010-05-27 16:03:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, today submitted formal comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in response to the agency's request for comments on the Interim Final Rule enabling electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) of controlled substances. Emdeon's comments reiterate its support for the proposed security standards and recommend the DEA consider...

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