Speak Out: Legalizing marijuana

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Zoë Patchell, executive director of the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network, headined Tainted vape scare increases need to legalize marijuana •We must legalize cannabis in Delaware now, and expunge cannabis-related charges from the records of all affected Delawareans. — Eric Morrison • This is like saying we need to […]

Letter to the Editor: Points to ponder

Does anyone remember when the government declared war on drugs years ago? Maybe back in the 80s or 90s? Seems as though that war is still ongoing and getting worse by the day. To make matters worse, rehabilitation centers are popping up all over the place, where they give away or charge a small fee […]

Heroin-related charges follow residential search

SMYRNA — Approximately 1,335 bags of heroin packaged for sale and approximately $2,700 in suspected drug proceeds were found during a residential search Tuesday, Smyrna Police spokesman Cpl. Brian Donner said. Prior to the search warrant, authorities said, Ernest Jones, 30, of Smyrna, was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop. Cpl. Donner […]

Heroin, crack cocaine located in search

DOVER — Heroin and crack cocaine were located during an administrative search warrant execution by Delaware Probation and Parole Tuesday night, authorities said. Dover Police assisted the operation at 8:39 p.m. in the 100 block of Thames Drive and arrested resident Martin Green, 29, and Alexis Jones, 29. The search yielded 4,225 bags of heroin, […]

Commentary: Big Pharma’s prices going up, up and up

The price of a new invention usually falls as more people adopt it, but prescription drug prices somehow defy gravity. Delawareans, like all Americans, pay among the highest drug prices in the world, and prices keep climbing. We can’t change the laws of physics, but we can and must change federal law to bring needed […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday

DOVER — On Saturday, Delaware residents can safely dispose of their unused or expired prescription medications at designated sites throughout the state as part of the 18th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Organized nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Division of Public Health operates the event at the local level. The twice-a-year event is […]

Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit

CLEVELAND — The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties over the deadly havoc wreaked by opioids, just hours before the first federal trial over the crisis was about to begin Monday. The settlement means the closely watched trial will not move forward now. […]

Speak Out: U.S. fight against opioids

Readers reacted to a recent Commentary by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services titled “U.S. making progress on the opioid crisis” wherein he talks about the Trump administration’s recent $3 billion in grants to fight the problem, including $18,422,413 being sent to Delaware. • What fantasy world are you living in? — Stephen Terrance […]

Commentary: U.S. making progress on the opioid crisis

Since President Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of our most challenging missions. But there were always sources of inspiration: We heard from the Americans on the frontlines of the fight against addiction, and we set about bringing them what […]

Commentary: Having Naloxone on hand could help save a life

Too many Delaware residents continue to die from drug overdoses, but there is hope and there is help available to prevent further loss of life. As of Oct. 9, there have been a total of 213 suspected fatal drug overdoses in Delaware, according to the state Division of Forensic Science (DFS). An important tool in […]

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