Drug Enforcement Administration

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Increase in heroin availability

In light of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, apparently of a heroin overdose, we want to better understand the addiction to this drug, and what can be done to kick the habit. John […]


FDA approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain. The agency said it approved the pill Zohydro for patients […]


Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

CNN’s Gupta says he was wrong about marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits […]


This May 1, 2012 file photo shows Daniel Chong at a news conference where he discussed his detention by the DEA in San Diego.  (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, K.C. Alfred)

Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for the man who was abandoned in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water says his client has agreed to settle claims for […]


Belviq, prescription drug for long-term weight loss for obese adults, from Arena Pharmaceuticals. (Food and Drug Administration / AP Photo)

Weight loss drug Belviq gets overdue US launch

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arena Pharmaceuticals says its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after the drug was officially approved by federal regulators. The Food […]


LA-area doctor indicted for illegal prescriptions

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California doctor has been indicted on charges he allegedly wrote more than 1,200 prescriptions for powerful painkillers after a federal order revoked his authority to prescribe the drugs. […]


Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government’s enforcement efforts.


Meth lab

More meth labs showing up in cities, suburbs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Methamphetamine lab seizures are on the rise in the nation’s cities and suburbs, raising new concerns about a lethal drug that has long been the scourge of rural America.



Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

PHOENIX (AP) – The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the probe.