Pharmacists ‘concerned’ over medicine shortages

Pharmacists have sounded the alarm over medicine shortages, with half believing patients have been put at risk, according to a survey. A poll of 1,562 UK pharmacists for the Pharmaceutical Journal found that more than half (54%) believed patients had been put at risk in the last six months due to shortages.
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Phoenix police takes down drug ring, 14 suspects indicted

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department announced Wednesday it had dismantled a drug trafficking organization that had been smuggling narcotics over the Arizona-Mexico border. Last year, the agency opened an investigation into an international trafficking network allegedly responsible for transporting large amounts of fentanyl and methamphetamine into the Phoenix...
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Motorcyclist killed following collision in Tulare

A man was killed Monday evening following a motorcycle collision in Tulare. The Tulare Police Department said on Wednesday that a man, who was not identified, crashed his motorcycle around 9:17 p.m. on August 8 at Cartmill Avenue and Retherford Street. According to investigators, the motorcyclist was the only one...
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Two arrested on drug charges in Mercer County

CELINA — An operation conducted Tuesday by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Heroin Interdiction Team (HIT) led to two arrests, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The operation consisted of 19 traffic stops, which resulted in 16 warnings and three citations, as well as the...

MT DOJ cracking down on pot impaired drivers

Since the passage of the voter approved initiative to legalize use of marijuana, DUID (Driving Under the Influence of a Drug) cases testing positive for marijuana, or its metabolites have increased by 17% and 119% since 2017, according to the Montana Department of Justice. Tetrahydrocannibinol/THC (marijuana) concentrations in these cases has trended upward since 2017. In 2021, there were 621 cases, 2020 530 cases, 2019 464 cases, 2018 454 cases and 2017 284 cases.

Frederick Man Considered Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Gun & Drug Charges

He will be doing some prison time. Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Frederick man described as a repeat offender is going to prison. In Circuit Court on Wednesday, Blake Anthony Nivens, 26, entered a plea of guilty to possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence for an incident which occurred on March 9th, 2022. . He also pleaded guilty to the same charge and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl for an incident on April 6th, 2022.

DCFS facing legal action after two-year-old child’s death

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will soon face legal action after the death of a two-year-old child. Two-year-old Mitchell Robinson, or baby Mitch, lost his life after ingesting fentanyl while in his mother’s care. The mother, Whitney Ard, has been arrested for negligent homicide, but Attorney Ron Haley said this death could have been prevented.

Judge rules against Walgreens in San Francisco opioid lawsuit

Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco ruled against Walgreens on Wednesday, finding the pharmacy chain guilty of contributing to the opioid crisis. In his ruling, Senior District Judge Charles Breyer said the second-largest pharmacy chain in the country did not take "reasonable steps to prevent the drugs from being diverted and harming the public."
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City sees 35% increase in traffic collisions

The city saw a 35% increase in traffic collisions between 2020 and 2021, Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi told the Carpinteira City Council on Monday. Arnoldi went over 2021 and 2022 staffing and crime numbers for the Carpinteria sheriff’s bureau with the council, showing the numbers for calls for service, reports taken, arrests and citations.

Truck driver who took drugs day of New Hampshire crash acquitted of killing 7 motorcyclists

A commercial truck driver who took drugs on the same day he was part of a grisly New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists was acquitted Tuesday on all charges. Driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy told police at the time he caused the accident, but jurors in less than three hours found him not guilty of seven counts each of manslaughter and negligent homicide, as well as one count of reckless conduct. Zhukovskyy, 26, had been in jail since the June 21, 2019 crash where he continuously swerved back and forth leading up to the head-on collision. The Massachusetts resident cried as the verdict was...

Safe drug consumption site bill heads to governor for approval

(BCN) — A bill legalizing safe consumption sites for drug users in California passed the state Senate, meaning it’s soon to arrive on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for final approval, Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Wednesday. According to current state and federal law, it is a crime to knowingly and willfully allow people to […]