Lawmakers: Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers of both parties accused wholesale pharmaceutical distributors on Tuesday of missing signs of suspicious activity that resulted in hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills being shipped to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused by the addictive drugs.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Voters go to polls in primaries to replace Ohio Gov. Kasich

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's roller-coaster gubernatorial primary season will be decided Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats vote for their nominees to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Illinois seeks talks on keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes

 

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish.

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  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Hill panel probing opioids abuse targets distributor firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say wholesale pharmaceutical distributors shipped hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused by the addictive drugs. Now, lawmakers want executives of those companies to explain how that happened.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press