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DEA surge in drug diversion investigations leads to 28 arrests and 147 revoked registrations

Surge part of Administration’s focus on combatting the opioid epidemic WASHINGTON – For 45 days in February and March, the Drug Enforcement Administration surged its enforcement and administrative resources to identify and investigate prescribers and pharmacies that dispensed disproportionately large amounts of drugs. The ultimate goal…
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DEA announces step to increase opioid addiction treatment

Deregulation enables mid-level practitioners to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine to addicts. WASHINGTON, DC : The United States Drug Enforcement Administration today announced a deregulatory measure that will make it easier for residents of underserved areas to receive treatment for opioid addiction. As published today in the…
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Man involved in Furanyl Fentanyl distribution conspiracy pleads guilty to federal drug charge

Fentanyl Response Team HAZMAT Cleanup. LUBBOCK, TX:  - A Lubbock, Texas man, Steven Lawrence Forcum, 32, appeared yesterday before Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant Jr. and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a large-scale furanyl fentanyl distribution conspiracy, announced Special…
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DEA and local law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs

WASHINGTON, DC:  This Saturday, October 28, from 10 to 2 local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes…
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Justice Department announces first ever indictments against designated Chinese manufacturers of deadly fentanyl and other opiate substances

WASHINGTON, DC: – The Justice Department announced today that federal grand juries in the Southern District of Mississippi and the District of North Dakota returned indictments, unsealed yesterday, against two Chinese nationals and their North American based traffickers and distributors for separate conspiracies to distribute…
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Industrial Opioid Crisis – DEA proposes reduction to amount of controlled substances to be manufactured in 2018

  The DEA has proposed to reduce more commonly prescribed schedule II opioid painkillers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, morphine, codeine, meperidine and fentanyl.  Demand for these opioid medicines has dropped, according to sales data obtained by DEA from IMS Health, a company that provides…
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National Heroin Threat From Abuse of Opioid Drugs Continues to Grow

JUN 28 - (Washington, ) –The  United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released the 2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary - Updated (NHTA) today.  The report outlines the expanding public health crisis afflicting America due to the use and abuse of heroin and other opioid drugs. Some key…
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DEA ANNOUNCES MAJOR STEROID OPERATION Operation Cyber Juice: U.S., global takedown includes home labs, gyms, local distributors

DEA-led Operation Cyber Juice comprised of over 30 different investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16 underground steroid labs, approximately 134,000 steroid dosage units, 636 kilograms of raw steroid powder, 8,200 liters of raw steroid…
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