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FDA Seeks Faster Warning Updates for Generic Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients.


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7th Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Md. Facility

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy for smuggling drugs into the facility.


Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, and impose a 50 percent tax on shells and cartridges. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

45 Guns, Drugs Found at Teen’s Home

A teen has been charged as an adult after police seized 45 guns and a “large quantity of marijuana” from his Gaithersburg home, authorities say.


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Leader of Cocaine Ring in Md. Gets 14-Year Prison Term

A Hollywood man police say who led a cocaine distribution ring in St. Mary’s County has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison.


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Vietnam Official to Observe DC’s Drug Court

The deputy prime minister of Vietnam will be visiting the District of Columbia’s drug court to see how it works.


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Adam Kokesh in D.C. Court to Face Gun Charges

Adam Kokesh, the outspoken gun activist who was arrested earlier this month at his Fairfax County home on drug and firearm charges, is being transferred to D.C. to be charged in the incident.


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Prince George’s County Officer Charged in Drug Probe

A Prince George’s County police officer and more than a dozen other people have been indicted in the District of Columbia as part of a broad drug-dealing investigation.


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Gun Activist Adam Kokesh Granted Bond

Outspoken gun advocate Adam Kokesh was granted $5,000 bond Monday morning, according to multiple reports.


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Maryland Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths.


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Study: ‘Crack Baby’ Scare Overblown

Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s “crack baby” scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.