03/02/2009 - A top official in the State Department on Friday highlighted four countries critical to keeping narcotics off American streets, farms, and cul de sacs and said that the United States is pursuing a "comprehensive solution" to contain drug use and drug-related violence.
02/11/2009 - A shootout between Mexican soldiers and drug traffickers around the town of Villa Ahumada in the northern state of Chihuahua has left 21 people dead as Mexico slides further into anarchy, reports the Los Angeles Times.
11/25/2008 - The National Transportation and Logistics Association wants to regulate last-mile couriers of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, but smaller companies question whether participation is worth the cost.
11/19/2008 - Representatives from the U.S. government discussed new strategies to fight the increasing use of self propelled semi-submersibles (SPSSs) by Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers at the 2008 Marine Security Expo on Wednesday.
05/28/2008 - A city’s suspicionless, preemployment drug test of a prospective library worker was unconstitutional because the job did not meet the criteria for a high-risk position. Read the federal appeals court decision.
04/28/2008 - 93The percentage of the world’s opium poppies grown in Afghanistan last year, according to the U.S. government’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Poppy production soared in the southern provinces, where Taliban-led insurgents use drug trafficking to finance their operations. Poppy cultivation is declining in poorer, but more secure, northern and central provinces.
02/29/2008 - A law (P.L. 339) recently enacted in Maine would allow temporary employment agencies to obtain a waiver allowing them to forego drug testing on an employee as long as the client company has a drug testing policy that includes the temporary worker.