Drug dealer pleads guilty in death of ‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams
A Brooklyn drug dealer pleaded guilty to providing “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams with fentanyl-laced heroin, causing his death.
Md. bill targets fentanyl deaths through safe centers for drug users
The mounting number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths has prompted Democratic lawmakers to propose legislation that would pilot creation of safe spaces for drug users.
Md. legislation requiring fentanyl tests aims to save lives
A bill in the Maryland General Assembly could change how hospitals test for different classes of drugs, including fentanyl.
Garland moves to end disparities in crack cocaine sentencing
Attorney General Merrick Garland has taken action to end sentencing disparities that have imposed harsher penalties for different forms of cocaine and worsened racial inequity.
Justice Dept. signals it may allow safe drug injection sites
A year after winning a major court battle against the opening of so-called safe injection sites, the Justice Department is signaling it might be open to allowing them.
Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis
Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said.
Maryland man sentenced for distributing heroin on dark web
A man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for advertising and distributing heroin on the dark web, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland.
Maryland man on release facing federal drugs, firearms charges
A federal grand jury has indicted an Elkridge man for committing crimes while he was on federal supervised release, prosecutors said.
Pharmacy companies blameless for opioid crisis, attorneys say
There is no evidence that retail pharmacy chains contributed to the opioid crisis, attorneys for three of the companies argued during opening statements.
Plan to use OxyContin profits to fight opioids formally approved
A judge formally approved a plan to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company with its profits going to fight the opioid epidemic.
‘It’s done, just like our children’s lives’: Opioids settlement leaves families angry, conflicted
The prospect of families who lost loved ones in the opioid crisis facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners in a courtroom all but vanished Wednesday.
Ex-head of Purdue Pharma denies responsibility for opioid crisis
The former president and board chair of Purdue Pharma told a court Wednesday that he, his family and the company are not responsible for the opioid crisis in the United States.