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 •  July 15

In the midst of a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction fueled by illicit smuggling of drugs from overseas, and coming on the heels of a year in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $73 million worth of counterfeit medicines at our nation’s ports, some members of Congress have suggested a dangerous approach to these growing...

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 •  July 5

When it comes to how high they price their products, drug companies want the public to ignore what they spend on marketing and the tax breaks they get for consumer advertising. Instead of simply acknowledging their pricing strategies, drug companies and their lobbyists have launched a finger-pointing campaign at pharmacy benefit managers...

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 •  May 23

OAKLAND — While a Hayward man was allegedly posting pictures of Xanax, pot, and guns for sale on Instagram, Drug Enforcement Administration agents were busy taking screenshots. And last week, federal authorities made their move, arresting 20-year-old Marcos Hatch on charges of trafficking alprazolam, a drug used to treat anxiety. He faces five...