Drugs

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Federal Judge Halts 2 Texas Executions Over Drug Secrecy

The Texas attorney general’s office says it is appealing a federal judge’s order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.

04/02/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Pushes To Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.

04/01/2014

Syringe, Steriods

MLB Toughens Drug Agreement Provisions

Baseball players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that year’s postseason under changes to the sport’s drug agreement announced Friday.

03/28/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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5 Texas Inmates Sickened By Synthetic Pot

Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

03/11/2014

Heroin packets, a syringe and spoon are shown. (credit: AP Graphics)

Heroin Use Reaching Epidemic Levels Across North Texas

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

Lance Armstrong (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Against Lance Armstrong In Bonuses Fight

A Texas judge has dealt a blow to Lance Armstrong, clearing the way for an arbitration panel to review $12 million in bonuses the cyclist was paid before admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs.

02/26/2014

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Man Tied To Sam Hurd Drug Case Gets Prison Time

Toby Lujan was sentenced Thursday after admitting to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

02/26/2014

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Dallas School Sees Spike In Drug Overdoses

A community is on alert after a spike in drug overdoses at one Dallas school. Parents and school officials had an eye-opening meeting on Monday night to discuss the issue.

02/25/2014

Addiction

Resources For Battling Addiction

On “Plugged In To DFW,” we are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, the path to sobriety, drug prevention, and resources if you or someone you know needs help with addiction.

02/20/2014

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