A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been tossed.
Federal agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.
The agency said the program is ending despite its success because revised rules for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act will allow for more convenient disposal options every day — not just once every six months.
According to ESPN, authorities are considering giving Major League Baseball the information that it wants. If and when the league gets the names, suspensions will likely be handed down quickly.
“One former trainer has described the 1980s and 1990s as (the) Wild West in terms of the NFL monitoring the medications provided to its players,” the lawsuit said, according to the newspaper.
A crew of New York City strippers scammed wealthy men by drugging them and running up extravagant bills at topless clubs while they were in a daze, authorities said.
Edualin Tapia and Guillermo Esteban Margarin were arrested in Hartford, Conn. Friday. They face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
According to narcotics investigators, 13 kilos of heroin worth more than $8 million was seized Thursday night from an apartment on Wallace Avenue.
A U.S. citizen was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Wednesday, after being convicted of conspiring to help the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles.
About 30,000 pounds of prescription drugs are turned in and destroyed annually in New Jersey, officials said.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was accepting old prescription drugs for disposal Saturday, the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The charges were announced by prosecutors in Manhattan, where an indictment unsealed in federal court portrayed a trio of ex-soldiers eager to kill for money.
Mark Kern, 54, of Kings Park was arrested following the four-month-long Operation Green Thumb.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said this weekend that when it comes to crime, July has been a “difficult month” for the municipality.
Among the usual bills and junk mail, one woman found a strange package in her mailbox addressed to her son. The priority mail envelope contained a shocking special delivery, heroin.