Tag: DEA

DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs
On August 7, 2017 the DEA published a proposal to limit the manufacturing of several controlled substances starting in 2018. Continue reading

By   /  August 24, 2017

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications. Continue reading

By   /  April 14, 2017

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free
Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk. Continue reading

By   /  October 26, 2016

2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
In response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency began hosting the “Drug Take Back Day” in 2010. Continue reading

By   /  October 14, 2016

Kratom to be classified as a Schedule I drug
The DEA announced that it will place the active materials from the kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Continue reading

By   /  September 12, 2016

Marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance
Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied two petitions to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. Continue reading

By   /  August 22, 2016

Synthetic cannabinoid overdoses spike
The number of cases of poisoning from synthetic marijuana rose sharply in the past year. Continue reading

By   /  August 16, 2016

DEA report details heroin threat
A recent report by the DEA details the threat of heroin and opioid drug abuse in the United States. Continue reading

By   /  July 1, 2016

Fentanyl in the news
The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the abuse of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2016