Drug Enforcement Administration

A generic photo of prescription drugs taken March 20, 2009 for files.         AFP PHOTO/ Paul J. Richards (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Take-Back Initiative: Find a Location Near You

Several county police departments, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday.

04/26/2014

Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

U.S. Citizen Gets 25 Years in Taliban Conspiracy Case

A U.S. citizen convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

09/25/2013

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Meth Lab Seizures Down in 2012

Methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests declined nationwide in 2012, but experts say they don’t yet know why, and some states are already reporting increases this year.

09/11/2013

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DOJ Green Light For Wash., Colo. Pot Reformers

In a sweeping new policy statement, the Justice Department said Thursday it will not stand in the way of states that want to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as voters in Washington and Colorado did last fall, as long as there are effective controls to keep marijuana away from kids, the black market and federal property.

08/30/2013

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College Student Left In DEA Holding Cell For Days Files $20 Million Lawsuit

Daniel Chong’s attorneys filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against the Drug Enforcement Administration, saying his treatment constitutes torture under U.S. and international law.

05/03/2012

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Student Claims He Drank Own Urine After Being Forgotten In Holding Cell For 5 Days

The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating how a California college student ended up being forgotten in a holding cell for five days.

05/02/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day For DEA

If you have expired or unused prescription drugs in your home that you don’t know what to do with, you can drop them off at sites nationwide.

04/17/2012

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