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Drug Discount Cards Help You Save on Prescription Meds

Drug Discount Cards Help You Save on Prescription Meds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How would you like to save up to 70 percent on your prescription drugs?  It’s possible through little-known drug discount cards, often available for free.The website ConsumerWorld.org recently did a small study of …

Feds: Here’s $100M, Now Catch Those Drug Smuggling Ultralights

Feds: Here’s $100M, Now Catch Those Drug Smuggling Ultralights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is spending big — just under $100 million — to combat drug smugglers who use small aircraft worth only a few thousand dollars each to ferry narcotics into the U.S.Last week the CBP …

Alleged Drug ‘Queenpin’ Extradited from Mexico, Appears in Florida Court

Alleged Drug ‘Queenpin’ Extradited from Mexico, Appears in Florida Court

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — The alleged “queenpin” of Mexico’s West Coast drug trade, once celebrated in song as the “Queen of the Pacific,” appeared in a U.S. courtroom Friday to face drug trafficking charges after being extradited from Mexico City …

US Judo Fighter Expelled After Testing Positive for Marijuana

US Judo Fighter Expelled After Testing Positive for Marijuana

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — American judo fighter Nicholas Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics today for failing a drug test, which he said was caused by mistakenly eating something that had been baked with pot. “My positive test was…

Back in the Habit: Baby Boomers Admit Drug Abuse

Back in the Habit: Baby Boomers Admit Drug Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Those who came of age in the marijuana-happy, acid-dropping, cocaine-snorting 1960s and ’70s are finding their way back to drugs.In 2010, nearly 2.4 million people ages 50 to 59 said they had abused prescription or i…

California Man in Custody After Meth Found in Fake Snickers Bars

California Man in Custody After Meth Found in Fake Snickers Bars

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A California man is in custody after authorities said they found $250,000-worth of meth hidden inside 45 individually-wrapped candy bars in his checked bags.Rogelio Mauricio Harris, 34, was arrested …

DEA Makes 90 Arrests in War on Synthetic Drugs

DEA Makes 90 Arrests in War on Synthetic Drugs

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Less than a month after President Obama banned the sale, production, and possession of the synthetic drugs known as bath salts, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday that it has made 90 arrests in a nationwide “sy…

Ecstasy Causes Memory Loss, Study Finds

Ecstasy Causes Memory Loss, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study has linked Ecstasy use to memory loss, researchers in Germany have found.Dr. Daniel Wagner said he tracked more than 100 recreational Ecstasy, or MDMA, users over the course of a year and found…

Huge US-Mexico Drug Tunnel Discovered

Huge US-Mexico Drug Tunnel Discovered

DEA(YUMA, Ariz.) — Authorities in Arizona have discovered a lighted, ventilated cross-border drug smuggling tunnel more than two football fields long just steps from an official border-crossing checkpoint between Mexico and the U.S. Local and federal …

Mexico Drug War: More Families Buying Armored Cars

Mexico Drug War: More Families Buying Armored Cars

ABC News(MEXICO CITY) — Eighty million citizens in Mexico headed to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president at a time when drug war violence remains a crucial issue.  Some of them likely took that journey in their own armored vehicles.More t…

Do "Weeds" Stars Dig Weed?

Do "Weeds" Stars Dig Weed?

D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The Showtime hit Weeds is going up in smoke. The series premiere this Sunday, July 1, will mark the show’s eighth and final season.“Weeds” had its dramedy debut in 2005, helping to boost the careers …

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — In the global fight against obesity, scientists have become particularly interested in the parts of the brain that make us want to eat, and sometimes to eat too much. Many researchers have noted that hunger a…

Congress Approves Ban on Just 2 of 17 ‘Bath Salts’ Chemicals

Congress Approves Ban on Just 2 of 17 ‘Bath Salts’ Chemicals

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal law enforcement officials, eager to get a deadly array of toxic drugs known as “bath salts” off the streets, say they are frustrated that bureaucratic politics got in the way of congressional lawmake…

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who start taking medications as early as fourth grade may be more likely to score better academically than those who start taking medication in middle sch…

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA Research

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA Research

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number of antibiotic prescriptions declined, acco…

Steve Jobs US Files Provide New Details on Drug Use, Kidnap Worry

Steve Jobs US Files Provide New Details on Drug Use, Kidnap Worry

Tom Munnecke/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Recently released Pentagon documents indicate that in the 1980′s Steve Jobs expressed concern that his daughter might be kidnapped in an effort to blackmail him.  The documents also provide more infor…

‘Bath Salts’: Use of Dangerous Drug Increasing Across US

‘Bath Salts’: Use of Dangerous Drug Increasing Across US

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Delaware senator has praised pending legislation proposing a nationwide ban on “bath salts,” a dangerous synthetic drug that’s on the rise in the United States and might have led to the recent attack in Miami where a man alleged…

US Has Drug Recall Problem, Study Says

US Has Drug Recall Problem, Study Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Drug recalls in the U.S. happen frequently — about once every month — according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In a new study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the r…

Philadelphia Weatherman Drugged, Scammed by Women

Philadelphia Weatherman Drugged, Scammed by Women

ABC News(NEW YORK) — John Bolaris was a TV weather forecaster in Philadelphia, but even he could not predict the intentions of two comely women that approached him at a luxury hotel bar in Miami.He woke up two days after the encounter with little memo…

Fake Adderall Sold Online Gets FDA’s Attention

Fake Adderall Sold Online Gets FDA’s Attention

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Beware of fake versions of ADHD medication Adderall that are being sold on the Internet, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned.The agency issued the warning Tuesday after receiving complaints from the ma…

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