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  • China’s Illicit Opioids a ‘Form of Undeclared War’

    08/20/2018 3:04:31 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 29 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 19, 2018 Last Updated: August 19, 2018 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Expert says China is using drug trade to destroy America WASHINGTON—The illicit opioids being manufactured in China and shipped to the United States are “almost a form of warfare,” President Donald Trump said at a cabinet meeting on Aug. 16. “In China, you have some pretty big companies sending that garbage and killing our people,” Trump said. More than 71,500 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2017, according to provisional data released Aug. 15 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 68 percent of those deaths can be attributed to opioids.
  • Baby Survives After Ohio Mom Gives Birth at Burger King While Allegedly Overdosing on Heroin: Report

    08/10/2018 6:23:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | MAYA CHUNG ,
    Police said they responded to a report of a man, 26-year-old Zachary Frey, passed out in a vehicle and the caller reported that a woman with him had gone into the bathroom. Sanders had apparently overdosed and officers found her seated on the toilet with a “ball of heroin on the floor nearby.” Her baby was reportedly floating face up in the toilet. “Due to her level of impairment she was completely unaware, or at least believed to be unaware, that she was giving birth at the time,” Chillicothe Police told the station. The baby boy, who survived, was rushed...
  • DEMI LOVATO HOSPITALIZED FOR APPARENT HEROIN OVERDOSE

    07/24/2018 1:24:06 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 24, 2018
    Demi Lovato was rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose ... law enforcement tells TMZ. Our sources say Demi was transported from a home in the Hollywood Hills just before noon Tuesday, and is currently being treated. We do not know her condition. Demi has fought substance abuse for years ... at one point she lived in a sober living home after getting released from a treatment center. She had been 6 years sober from alcohol, cocaine and Oxycontin. Last month she released a song called "Sober" where she revealed she had fallen...
  • Woman accused of serving lover’s remains at barbecue

    06/21/2018 7:46:45 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/15/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    An Indiana woman who injected her husband with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow may be responsible for nine other deaths — and is suspected of serving her lover’s remains to unsuspecting neighbors at a barbecue. Kelly M. Cochran, 34, was sentenced to 65 years in prison last month after admitting to killing her husband, Jason Cochran. But she was already serving a life sentence for killing and dismembering another lover, Chris Regan, who vanished in 2014, Indy Star reported. An upcoming documentary called “Dead North,” set to air on May 28 and 29 on...
  • Anthony Bourdain explored the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and his early drug use in 2014

    06/09/2018 9:22:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2018 | Steve Annear
    As news of Bourdain’s apparent suicide at 61 sent shockwaves across the Internet on Friday morning, many reflected on his early years — a time when Bourdain didn’t know if he was going to be a chef, let alone a household name, author, and culinary inspiration — and his close ties to Massachusetts. He left Cape Cod with restaurant experience and a suntan, and then headed off to culinary school and later, New York. But he also left with something else: An “ever-deepening relationship with recreational drugs.” Throughout the episode, Bourdain switches between his culinary explorations and highlighting the heroin...
  • New York City Just Announced It Will Open Safe Injection Sites

    05/04/2018 12:51:54 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 3, 2018 | Azeen Ghorayshi
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday evening that the city would push a plan to open so-called safe injection sites for heroin users, part of an effort to reduce an epidemic of deadly drug overdoses across the city. The facilities, also known as overdose prevention centers, provide drug users with access to clean needles and space to inject drugs. They are overseen by staff trained to use the overdose-reversing antidote naloxone and suggest addiction treatment options for illicit drug users.
  • Drug Users Take Over Corridors Of San Francisco Civic Center BART Station

    04/28/2018 6:42:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    SEE BS ^ | 4-26-18 | Wilson Walker
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Members of the BART Board of Directors were shocked on Thursday when they saw video obtained by KPIX 5 that showed intravenous drug users blatantly shooting up in a corridor at Civic Center Station. But despite that visceral reaction, there were still questions as to what authorities with the transit system were going to do to make changes.
  • Former Mexican President Fox calls for opium poppy legalization

    04/12/2018 7:05:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Apr 2018
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country. Fox served as president from 2000-2006 with the center-right National Action Party but has since distanced himself from the party. In the past, he has also advocated for the legalization of marijuana. “The plants themselves are not harmful, we make them harmful, (especially) the criminals who use them for evil purposes,” Fox said at a pro-marijuana event in the capital. He also implored...
  • Accused Spy Lindauer Gave Deposition In Lockerbie Case - Attacks US, Defends Libya

    03/11/2004 7:09:28 PM PST · by Hon · 27 replies · 322+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | 4 December 1998 | Susan Lindauer
    Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum   Vol. 2   No. 6 Table of ContentsMEIB Main Page 1 July 2000  Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Deposition4 December 1998 Last month, MEIB reported that Dr. Richard Fuisz, a major CIA operative in Syria during the 1980s, met with a congressional staffer by the name of Susan Lindauer in 1994 and told her that that the perpetrators of the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland were based in Syria [see "The Lockerbie Bombing Trial: Is Libya Being...
  • Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Becoming A Deadly Problem Among Drug Users

    03/31/2018 8:54:11 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 76 replies
    National Public Radio NPR ^ | March 29, 2018 | Martha Bebinger
    A pipe was the only sign of drug use found near Chris Bennett's body in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton, Mass., native had stopped breathing and died of an opioid overdose. Bennett's mother, Liisa, couldn't understand what happened. Then she saw the toxicology report. "I'm convinced he was smoking cocaine that was laced," she says. "That's what he had in his system, [it] was cocaine and fentanyl." Liisa Bennett was shocked. Chris had developed an addiction to pain pills and then heroin in his late teens but had not used opioids for at least 10 years, as...
  • Billionaire Charged With Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

    01/31/2018 11:40:50 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 2017 | Cynthia McFadden
    "In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic that has reached crisis proportions, Mr. Kapoor and his company stand accused of bribing doctors to overprescribe a potent opioid and committing fraud on insurance companies solely for profit," said Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb of Massachusetts. Prosecutors allege the company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to doctors in exchange for prescribing a spray called Subsys that contained the powerful and addictive synthetic opioid fentanyl. Three top prescribers have already been convicted of taking bribes from Insys. NBC News reported extensively on the company this summer. In her first...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic

    01/10/2018 2:18:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The number of new HIV/AIDS cases is on the rise in Russia, with less than half of the 900,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment. The movement denying the deadly disease’s very existence is gathering pace too. Although the number of newly-diagnosed and AIDS-related deaths continue shrinking worldwide, the opposite is happening in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Russia accounting for almost two thirds of new contractions in the region. "For quite a long while, for five years, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the HIV/AIDS issue. There has not been enough funding,” director of the Federal HIV Research...
  • Is the heroin epidemic an act of terrorism

    01/07/2018 12:42:20 AM PST · by Crucial · 91 replies
    1/7/2018 | Myself
    Usually selling drugs is all about money. Drug dealers don’t care who they hurt just as long as they have a strong cash flow. One would think the the heroin epidemic is a case in point. Looking at the data I find that over the past 15 years the supply of heroin has almost doubled. Over the past 20 years the price of heroin has fallen more than 50%. I also notice that Hezbollah has become a major drug trafficker and that it uses its profits for weapons. Now this is all bad enough but a thought occurred to me...
  • MAN SHARES HEARTBREAKING STORY ABOUT ZIPPING DAUGHTER INTO BODY BAG FOLLOWING HEROIN OVERDOSE

    12/29/2017 6:27:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    facebook ^ | December 26 at 2:55am · | Tim Sherman
    So itÂ’s been a Very emotional and long two days. I didnÂ’t want to ruin anybody elseÂ’s Christmas so I waited until after the Holiday. I got a text at 5:50 pm on Christmas Eve from Eastlake Police asking me to call dispatch. IÂ’m thinking there is a family that needs a Christmas under the tree that they just found. I call dispatch and ask for the Det who texted me. Dispatch tells me heÂ’s on a call and will call me back. I let the dispatcher know that IÂ’m not local, but can meet the Det on my way...
  • West Virginia is the nation's capital for overdose deaths AGAIN with 52 deaths per 100,000 people

    12/23/2017 4:53:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 23, 2017 | Associated Press Reporter and Dailymail.com Reporter
    West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia was 52 per 100,000 in 2016, The Register-Herald reported. Ohio just edged ahead of New Hampshire in 2016, coming in second with a rate of 39.1 deaths per 100,000. New Hampshire dropped to third place with a rate of 39 drug overdose deaths per 100,000.
  • Health Dept. in Ohio will begin mailing free naloxone kits to residents

    12/19/2017 7:51:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 19, 2017 | WOWK
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) - It’s being called the first program of its kind in Ohio, fighting against the opiate epidemic. The Licking County Health Department is combining the internet and medicine to potentially help save lives and reduce stigmas. With the help of a state grant, it bought 350 naloxone kits. Starting in January, you can get one delivered to your door and learn how to use it online. It’s free for Licking County residents. “We were pleased last year that the overdose deaths dropped, but unfortunately this year they’ve crept back up again,” said Licking Co. Health Commissioner Joe Ebel....
  • Two men charged with leaving Middletown mother of 9 after fatal overdose

    12/15/2017 11:51:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    local12 ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Middletown Police have signed warrants for the arrests of two men believed to have been with a mother of nine when she overdosed, and left. Jim Boyer, 63, and Keith Boyer, 32, face charges of abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, nine counts of child endangering and petty theft when they are arrested. Police took them into custody Friday afternoon. Police were called to the home of Jamita Sanders, her husband and children Wednesday evening. She had died from a heroin overdose with her children in the home. Their ages range from 14-years-old to just...
  • Mother of 9 dies of heroin overdose; police lend helping hand this Christmas

    12/15/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 99 replies
    wltw ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | wltw staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A Middletown mother of nine has died of a heroin overdose, and police want to give her young children a better Christmas. Police were called to a house on Yankee Road on Wednesday and found Jimeta Sanders, 31, unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Authorities said she was shooting heroin with her “supposed ‘friends,’ who then in turn left her to die in front of her nine kids.” Police said the “friends” – described as two males -- then stole her money and left the home, telling the children they were leaving to buy a 2-liter of soda....
  • ‘The Gloves Are Off’: Top General Says U.S. Demolished $80 Million in Taliban Heroin Labs

    12/15/2017 3:09:50 AM PST · by smileyface · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S.-NATO coalition in Afghanistan has pulverized 25 Taliban labs used to process opium and its deadly heroin derivative, depriving the narco-jihadists of $80 million in illegal drug proceeds in the first three weeks of an unprecedented counternarcotics air campaign. Since November 20, U.S. troops and their Afghan allies have been targeting the Taliban jihadists’ opium business in their Helmand stronghold, the top-poppy producing province in Afghanistan. Watch a M142 HIMARS conduct an artillery strike on a Taliban narcotics production facility in Helmand province Dec. 8, destroying nearly $1 million in direct Taliban revenues. "In the face...