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Bush-Era DOJ Report Recommended Felony Charges for OxyContin Execs

A confidential 2006 Department of Justice (DOJ) report recommended three Purdue Pharma executives face felony charges over their concealment and denial of the abuse potential of their now infamous opioid drug, OxyContin, according to a Tuesday New York Times report.

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Woman Sentenced for Role in Texas Opioid ‘Pill Mill’

United States Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas announced Monday that a federal judge sentenced a Louisiana woman to six and a half years in prison for her role in a massive opioid “pill mill” ring.

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Fresno Deputy Police Chief Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster was arrested Thursday, along with six others, on federal drug charges, after a year-long joint investigation by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).