Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

US opioid crisis: 41 states to investigate big pharma’s ‘role’

Al Jazeera:  US President Donald Trump has called the opioid crisis a “national emergency”.  There are also calls for pharmaceutical companies to share more of the blame. At least 41 states including New York have now joined together to investigate big pharma. Some have already filed legal cases alleging deceptive marketing practices. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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Six Charged in Sales of Cocaine, Heroin and Anabolic Steroids: Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested in Sale of Firearm

Six Charged in Sales of Cocaine, Heroin and Anabolic Steroids:
Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested in Sale of Firearm

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today the arrest and indictment of six defendants in connection with sales of cocaine, heroin, anabolic steroids and a firearm in the Bronx. An auxiliary police officer is among those charged with firearm sales.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is the result of a yearlong wiretap investigation by the New York …

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