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FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, Deputy Attorney General nominee Sally Quillian Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department says the number of federal drug prosecutions has dropped in the last year, but the cases that are pursued involve more serious crimes. In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Yates said federal prosecutors also are charging drug criminals less frequently with crimes that carry harsh mandatory minimum punishments. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, Deputy Attorney General nominee Sally Quillian Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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Justice Dept.: Focus is on more serious drug criminals

The number of federal drug prosecutions has dropped in the last year but the cases that are pursued involve more serious crimes, the Justice Department announced Monday in releasing new statistics across the agency.

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crushed pill (Adam Smigielski, ThinkStock)
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Mandatory minimum sentences on decline for US drug offenders

The U.S. Sentencing Commission says the use of mandatory minimum punishments for federal drug defendants has declined even further in the last year.

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Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles (Roel Smart, ThinkStock)
Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles Roel Smart, ThinkStock
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Senate approves bipartisan bill bolstering anti-drug efforts

The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers.

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Lacey considers random drug testing for middle school

Lacey Township parents will discuss the expansion of the school district's random drug testing program to middle schoolers at a meeting on Thursday.

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Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from thousands of documents released by federal lawmakers.

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Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement

In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in Congress for a bipartisan bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction -- a deadly, growing problem that afflicts states both red and blue.

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First-of-a-kind drug approvals continued rise in 2015

Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years.

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NJ lawmaker wants health insurers to cover abuse-deterrent opioids

New Jersey is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic said state Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbridge). There are abuse-deterrent opioids on the market, but health insurers in the Garden State are not required to cover them. Legislation (S-3036) sponsored by Vitale would change that.

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Program addresses substance abuse among NJ student athletes

Eleven percent of high school athletes reported using prescribed pain medication just to get high by the time they were seniors and 75 percent of parents allow youth to manage their own medications, according to the findings of a recent study by the University of Michigan.

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Chris Christie on Ask the Governor
Gov. Christie on Ask the Governor (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie debates drug treatment vs. jail time

Currently in New Jersey, if you're a first-time, non-violent drug offender, you're sent to treatment instead of prison. On our Ask the Governor program Tuesday night, responding to a caller, Gov. Chris Christie put his full support behind the current statute.

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