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Feb 26, 2013 at 1:18 PM
With the almost complete elimination of local meth labs, addicts are turning to another and arguably more dangerous drug: heroin.
Jan 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
With no signs of trauma and nothing to raise suspicions, the sudden death of a Chicago man a day after he collected a large pile of lottery winnings was initially ruled a result of natural causes.
Nov 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Authorities say heroin use in Lane County is on the rise. Officers say they are seeing quantities at the same level as methamphetamine.
Oct 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM
The line between legal medical marijuana providers and illegal operations has been blurry every since the passing of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act of 1998, and online advertising of the drug is adding to the problem.
May 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM
People are dying from drug overdoses in record numbers, and studies point to prescription painkillers as the source of an opiate epidemic.
May 4, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Patricia Krentcil has been feeling the heat since her case went public. In her most recent interview, she says the case went public. But it’s Krentcil’s appearance that’s getting most of the attention. And the controversy even has its own phrase—tanorexic.
Apr 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth.
Apr 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM
The drug, widely sold under its generic name, naloxone, counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. for decades.
Apr 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM
Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.
Mar 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM
Some of the world's largest drugmakers will face an uphill battle next week in their bid to revive a class of experimental arthritis drugs that have been sidelined by safety concerns for nearly two years.
Jan 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.
Dec 26, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.
Nov 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Local officials react to the report that just came out, saying that Oregon is second in the nation for the percentage of people who abuse painkillers. Courts have seen a jump in the number of heroin cases.
Oct 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Recent raids by federal drug agents who seized medical marijuana by the dump truck load have rankled some Oregon lawmakers who say federal authorities are overstepping their authority.
Oct 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM
A coroner's investigator acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while collecting medications and other evidence from Michael Jackson's bedroom after he died, but she minimized the issues by saying no investigation is perfect.