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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.
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.
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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