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Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. “Meth and cocaine a...
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Cocaine Deaths up in US, and Opioids Are a Big Part of It

NEW YORK — Cocaine deaths have been rising in the U.S., health officials said Thursday in their latest report on the nation's deadliest drug overdose epidemic. After several years of decline, overdose deaths involving cocaine began rising around 2012. And t...
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Colombian Cartel Orders Hit on Drug-Sniffing Super Dog

BOGOTA, Colombia — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. Colombian ...