Giancarlo Esposito hosts investigative show about ‘real-life Breaking Badders’

“The Broken and the Bad” explores the real-life drug worlds dramatized in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” The new web series is hosted by Giancarlo Esposito — aka Gus Fring, the evil, meticulous drug lord on “Breaking Bad” and its prequel series, “Better Call Saul,” both created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould (the […]

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Juice WRLD Hauntingly Raps About Drugs ‘Killing’ Him On New Song Released 7 Mos. After His Death By OD

Seven months after Juice WLRD tragically died from a drug overdose, his posthumous album, ‘Legends Never Die,’ is here, and fans can’t stop talking about the haunting track, ‘Wishing Well.’ There are 21 songs on Juice WRLD’s posthumous album, Legends Never Die. However, one track that fans are buzzing about the most is “Wishing Well,” as it […]

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Death toll in Mexican drug rehab center shooting rises to 26; men were targeted, prosecutors say

The death toll from a shooting attack on a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico has risen to 26, officials confirmed Thursday, making it the deadliest such attack in a decade. Authorities in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato state raised the death toll from 24 after two of the seven people injured in the attack […]

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Mexico attack at drug rehab center leaves 24 dead

MEXICO CITY  — Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said. Police in the north-central state of Guanajuato said the attack occurred in the city of Irapuato. Three of the seven wounded were reported in serious condition. Apparently the attackers shot […]

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Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — He was a lowly drug smuggler, neighbors and relatives say, then ventured into contracting, seeking a slice of the billions of dollars the U.S.-led coalition was funneling into construction projects in Afghanistan. But he really began to show off his wealth in recent years, after establishing a base in Russia, though how […]

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Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag

Remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the coronavirus, will be distributed under an unusual agreement with the federal government that establishes nonnegotiable prices and prioritizes American patients, health officials announced on Monday. The arrangement may serve as a template for distribution of new treatments and vaccines as the pandemic swells, said Ernst […]

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Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 […]

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FDA distances itself from White House coronavirus response

The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stephen Hahn, told a congressional committe Tuesday that only “data and science” will determine when a vaccine for the coronavirus is ready — distancing the agency from the White House’s push for treatment. “Let me be clear that data and science will dictate when we will have safe […]

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F.D.A. Warns of Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid nine hand sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico because, it said, they may contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested. In an advisory dated Friday, the agency said it had tested samples of two products, Lavar Gel and […]

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Retired DEA agents say agency has legacy of discrimination

Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has discriminated against its African-American employees for decades By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press June 18, 2020, 6:11 PM 4 min read 4 min read NEW YORK — Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say their former agency, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has […]

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Mama June Shannon Admits To Using ‘$2,500’ Of Meth ‘A Day’: Geno & I ‘Were Broke’ — Watch

Mama June opened up about her past drug use — including meth and prescription pain meds — admitting to her daughter Pumpkin that she got high because she ‘wanted to.’ Mama June Shannon, 40, revealed shocking details about her history with drugs. “Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more…it was a couple ounces […]

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DEA fails to manage undercover money-laundering operations effectively, watchdog says

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) failed to manage undercover money-laundering operations that move millions of dollars of illegal drug proceeds each year through a network of government fronts, according to a report from the inspector general (IG) published Tuesday. The IG’s findings add to concerns about the potential for abuse of the important crime-fighting tool that […]

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Pablo Escobar’s cartel partner and infamous ‘cocaine cowboy’ released from US prison, deported to Germany

A man known as one of the “cocaine cowboys” who helped lead Colombia’s infamous Medellin drug cartel alongside Pablo Escobar has been released from a U.S. prison and deported to Germany. Carlos Lehder, 70, left for Berlin on Monday after serving more than 30 years in a Florida prison, attorney Oscar Arroyave told The Associated […]

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Watchdog: DEA lacks oversight of money laundering operations

MIAMI — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration failed to effectively oversee and manage undercover money laundering operations that move tens of millions of dollars of illegal drug proceeds each year through a network of government-approved fronts, according to a watchdog report. The inspector general’s findings, contained in a report published Tuesday, add to concerns about […]

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A Mad Scramble to Stock Millions of Malaria Pills, Likely for Nothing

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration’s abrupt decision this week to revoke an emergency waiver for two malaria drugs promoted by President Trump as potential “game changers” against the coronavirus has left 66 million doses stranded in the federal stockpile — and officials do not yet know what they will do with them. The […]

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First drug proves ability to improve survival from COVID-19

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, […]

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F.D.A. Revokes Emergency Approval of Malaria Drugs Promoted by Trump

The Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was revoking emergency authorization of two malaria drugs to treat Covid-19, saying that they are “unlikely to be effective.” The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, were heavily promoted by President Trump after a handful of small, poorly controlled studies suggested that they could work in treating […]

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US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs to fight coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports […]

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Manchester ‘quarantine raves’ attended by thousands result in overdose death, rape, stabbings

A 20-year-old man died of a suspected drug overdose, one woman was raped and three people were stabbed during two illegal “quarantine raves” on Saturday night in England that attracted several thousand partiers, according to officials. The Greater Manchester Police said in a news release Sunday that two large raves, in Carrington and Oldman, were “clearly a […]

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Former D.E.A. Spokesman Pleads Guilty to $4.4 Million Fraud

A former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of defrauding companies of more than $4 million by pretending to be a Central Intelligence Agency officer involved in an intelligence gathering operation, prosecutors said. The former spokesman, Garrison Kenneth Courtney, 44, entered the plea in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to a […]

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F.D.A. Says Some Masks Made in China Shouldn’t Be Reused

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday changed its policy on decontamination for some N95 masks mainly used by health professionals, saying certain masks made in China should not be reused. Shortages of N95 masks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic have prompted loosening of some rules by the F.D.A. in the form of […]

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Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at […]

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Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump Did Not Prevent Covid Infections, Study Finds

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study of 821 people who had been exposed to patients infected with the virus, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada are reporting on Wednesday. The study was the first controlled clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a drug that President Trump has repeatedly promoted […]

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Tests for Coronavirus Vaccine Need This Ingredient: Horseshoe Crabs

For decades, drug companies have depended on a component in the blood of the horseshoe crab to test injectable medicines, including vaccines, for dangerous bacterial contaminants called endotoxins. Conservationists and some businesses have pushed for wide acceptance of an alternative test, to protect the horseshoe crabs and birds that feed on their eggs. Earlier this […]

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Lawmakers Say Puff Bar Used Pandemic to Market to Teens

House lawmakers asked the Food and Drug Administration this week to ban Puff Bar, the fast-growing e-cigarette that has quickly replaced Juul as the vape of choice among young people. The disposable devices come in more than 20 flavors, among them piña colada, pink lemonade, watermelon and a mysterious blend called O.M.G. Although the Trump […]

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