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A man fled after handing unconscious baby to hospital nurse – and police say it may be a case of child abuse

The baby's 28-year-old mother was arrested for "suspected child abuse and drug-related offences".
Children are seen next to a banner outside the funeral wake of three-year-old Kateleen Myca Ulpina on July 5, 2019 in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Ulpina was shot dead last Saturday by police officers conducting a drug raid targeting her father, who police say was armed and used her daughter as a human shield.

Philippines senator who led the country’s brutal war on drugs apologized for saying ‘s— happens’ after a toddler was shot dead...

Rights groups have criticized Duterte's bloody drug crackdown that has left thousands dead and said police are carrying out extrajudicial killings.
The squirrel was apparently fed meth so it would be "aggressive."

Authorities set a trained ‘attack squirrel’ free following an Alabama drug bust

On Monday authorities in Alabama found meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor, and a trained "attack squirrel" during a search.
Increased access to synthetic opioids is one reason the opioid epidemic has gotten increasingly worse over the years.

People in the US are more likely to die from opioid overdose than car accidents, according to new reports

New data from the National Safety Council shows that opioid-related deaths are more common than deaths by car crashes in the United States.
Pharmaceutical companies still have increases planned for January of next year, in spite of President Donald Trump recently shaming Pfizer and others for price hikes.

Trump may have shamed Pfizer for increasing drug prices, but that isn’t stopping drugmakers from doing more of the same

Pharmaceutical companies are increasing drug price again this month, and they could be even larger than usual.
Cocaine accounted for 17.8% of drug-related deaths in 2016.

These are the new deadliest drugs in America, from fentanyl to heroin

The CDC released a report on the deadliest drugs in America this year. Fentanyl surpassed oxycodone for the top spot.

Duterte, whose war on drugs has killed thousands of Filipinos, ‘jokes’ about marijuana use

"I use marijuana to keep me awake," Duterte said in a speech.

Oklahoma is implementing a new program that only pays big pharma full price if their drugs work

In a move to hold drugmakers responsible for their products, Oklahoma's Medicaid program becomes the first-in-the-nation to implement a rebate program where it will only pay companies full price for the drug if it works as advertised.

Mylan stock dropped 7% after second quarter sales slumped

Mylan stock dropped over 7% after it released its second quarter earning report. The company then announced that it was to undergo a strategic review.