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Drug Abuse in the News

11/12/2018
Special courts give Utah veterans a chance to reclaim their honor

Pushups near the witness stand, rounds of enthusiastic applause and history lessons from the bench: It's no ordinary day in court when hearings just for military veterans take place. "It's a yes-sir, no-excuses-sir court," 3rd District Judge Royal Hansen explained from the bench. [...]

11/11/2018
David Benavidez To Stay Busy, Then Face Dirrell-Yildirim Winner

Unbeaten former 168-pound champion David Benavidez could return in March from a six-month suspension for a positive drug test of benzoylecgonine -- a main ingredient for cocaine. The 21-year-old has also been declared "Champion in recess," effectively stripped of his WBC crown, according to his promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz. [...]

11/10/2018
Police fatally hit pedestrian in pursuit of reckless driver

The driver ran a red light, and after passing the intersection, one of the cruisers following the vehicle hit Gerard Roldan III, who had started to cross the road, WNYT reported . The officer involved passed an alcohol screening and submitted blood for a drug test, Spectrum News Albany reported . [...]

11/10/2018
Our Views: Sober minds must weigh in on pot's future

As stoners spark up joints in celebration of several Wisconsin counties, including Rock, passing advisory referendums favoring marijuana legalization, we call on more sober minds to provide leadership on this issue. The results of Tuesday's "green wave" come with a major caveat: Five of the six counties that passed referendums for recreational use lean Democratic. [...]

11/10/2018
Courts

Failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle - Luis A. Garcia Sanchez, 27, of Fairmont; fined $285. [...]

11/10/2018
Young Thug Is Jailed After Failing His Drug Test

The rapper failed his drug test on Thursday, prior to an arraignment tied to drug and firearm charges. His bond was revoked and he was booked in a Georgia county jail. [...]

11/10/2018
November 9, 2018 ] Program aims to provide affordable housing, addiction services News

Rasheem McCrae loads a mattress onto a trailer to be taken to the landfill Thursday, as part of his family's effort to provide affordable housing for someone in need. Jennifer McCrae picks up items left in the yard of a home she and her family are refurbishing in order to provide affordable housing for someone in need. [...]

11/9/2018
U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. FILE PHOTO: A sign reads "Drug testing in session," on the bathroom door of an outpatient treatment center in Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S. on August 9, 2017. [...]

11/9/2018
Driver in crash that killed Concord 20-year-old pleads not guilty

A driver involved in a crash that killed a 20-year-old Concord man pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide Thursday. Joseph Leonard Jr., 36, of Derry, waived his right to a bail hearing after being charged with three alternative counts of negligent homicide for the death of Tyler Shaw on Oct. 30. While out on bail, Leonard will not be permitted to consume drugs or alcohol, carry weapons of any kind or have contact with Shaw's family. [...]

11/9/2018
Medical Marijuana In Missouri: New Law Brings New Questions For Employers

Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 on Election Day 2018, one of the three medical marijuana measures appearing on the state's ballot. Amendment 2 adds an article to the Missouri Constitution legalizing medical use of marijuana for qualifying patients and allowing people who qualify to grow their own plants. [...]

11/8/2018
Watch a 3D-engineered human heart tissue beat

Researchers have developed a way to grow human heart tissue that can serve as a model for the upper chambers of the heart, known as the atria. The tissue, derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells , beats, expresses genes, and responds to drugs in a manner similar to a real human atrium. [...]

11/8/2018
Young Thug Back in Jail After Failing Drug Test and Having Bond Revoked

Young Thug is back behind bars after his most recent drug test came back dirty -- and it looks like he'll now have to await trial in a jumpsuit. According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, a Georgia judge revoked YT's bond Thursday during the arraignment in his felony drug case. [...]

11/8/2018
Palace backs mandatory drug, pregnancy tests among students

MalacaA ang is supporting the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct mandatory drug testing among Grade 4 students and above, and a Baguio college's memorandum mandating pregnancy tests. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who is also the chief presidential legal counsel, made the statement following the backlash the two tests got from the public due to possible violation of the students' right to privacy. [...]

11/8/2018
Kevin Lerena Vows To Fight Postive Drug Test Under WBC's CBP

This follows an announcement by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that the IBO cruiserweight champion had tested positive for doping. Details are sketchy, but it is believed he tested positive for a non-anabolic metabolite. [...]

11/8/2018
Grant allows Solano probation to target high-risk DUI offenders

A $234,871 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will help the Solano County Probation Department target high-risk, repeat DUI offenders with suspended or revoked licenses. "Solano County Probation is committed to delivering essential services to high-risk DUI offenders to achieve the goal of community protection and reducing the risk of re-offense," Solano County Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hansen said in a statement released Tuesday through the County Administrator's Office. [...]