Feb 20, 2013 — Pharmaceuticals were involved in more than half of the 38,329 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2010. Opioid painkillers, such as hydrocodone, were the most common prescription drugs involved. But drugs for mental health conditions were also implicated often.
Jul 25, 2012 — Prescription drug abuse has soared in the past decade, leading pharmaceutical companies to alter the recipes for their painkillers to thwart misuse. But communities fighting the growing problem see drug users switching to new medicines to get around the changes.
Aug 31, 2010 — Mexican police put alleged drug king Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka, La Barbie, on display.
Jul 28, 2010 — The House voted to narrow the gap in disparate penalties in crack and powder cocaine.