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BUSINESS
May 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
McKesson Corp., the largest U.S. drug distributor, agreed to pay $13.3 million to settle government claims over the company's distribution of two often-abused prescription drugs. The agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Justice Department calls for San Francisco-based McKesson to suspend temporarily the distribution of hydrocodone, a morphine-like drug, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, from two of the company's 31 distribution centers, the company said.
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NEWS
December 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
A DEA agent was found dead in a car wreck with four shots to the head. His passenger, a fellow agent who told police he had been drinking heavily at a party they attended, was charged with murder. "Who did I kill tonight?" Richard Fekete, 55, asked officers who told him they found DEA agent Shaun Curl, 39, dead in a wrecked car Friday night in Miramar, Fla., according to a police affidavit.
NEWS
August 19, 1986 | Associated Press
Federal drug agent Victor Cortez Jr. says he is happy to be home, but he doesn't want to answer questions about his alleged abduction and torture by Mexican police. Cortez, casually dressed and showing no outward signs of injuries, appeared at a news conference with John C. Lawn, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I'm glad for the quick action (the DEA) agents in Guadalajara took in trying to locate me," Cortez said during his appearance Sunday.
WORLD
May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Venezuela said it would not allow U.S. agents to carry out counter-drug operations in the country, accusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of being a "new cartel" that aids traffickers. Spokesman Brian Penn said the U.S. Embassy categorically denies the accusation. Washington has accused Venezuela of not cooperating in counter-drug efforts and says cocaine shipments are increasingly passing through the country from neighboring Colombia.
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