DEA, Drug Makers Failed to Stop Pill Flow to W VA

Distributors of powerful prescription opioids and the Drug Enforcement Administration failed to stop the flow of millions of pills into rural West Virginia despite rampant signs that the pills were being diverted for abuse, which contributed to the opioid epidemic, a congressional report found.

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Teenage ‘Vaping’ on the Rise

At least than one in three high school seniors and nearly one in three sophomores say they vaped at least once in the past year, reported a study conducted as part of an annual survey on drug use among adolescents by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

McConnell Gets Bill Passed to Legalize Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will be a top Democratic target in 2020 when he runs for reelection, won a big legislative victory when he succeeded in passing a bill that makes hemp a legal agricultural commodity, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances. He says hemp is distinct from marijuana, hemp’s “illicit cousin.”