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October 22, 1991 | Associated Press
President Bush will nominate Kay C. James, a former Health and Human Services Department official, to be associate director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the White House said Monday.
March 6, 2004
Canadian pharmacies -- An editorial Thursday erroneously stated that Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan was spending $138 million to, among other things, prevent Canadian pharmacists from selling prescription drugs online to U.S. seniors. The funds in question are controlled not by the FDA but by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
March 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske will face daunting challenges as the next drug czar, Vice President Joe Biden said. As director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Kerlikowske will help develop a strategy to stem the Southwest border violence, Biden said.
September 17, 2011 | By Lisa Girion, Scott Glover and Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times
Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most major causes of preventable death are declining, drugs are an exception. The death toll has doubled in the last decade, now claiming a life every 14 minutes.
December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The top U.S. anti-drug official said Afghan poppies would be sprayed with herbicide to combat an opium trade that produced a record heroin haul this year. The Afghan government has not publicly said it will spray, but John Walters, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, said President Hamid Karzai and other officials had agreed to ground spraying.
March 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate, by voice vote, approved Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, 53, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has been commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command in Panama for the past two years. At McCaffrey's confirmation hearing, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, criticized President Clinton's antidrug policies while lauding the general.
November 7, 1991
Bob Martinez (director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy) in "Morale Is Key to Local Police Fighting Drugs" (Commentary, Oct. 23) may have reached a new high point in the insane rhetoric of the "war on drugs" when he compares the drug traffickers rather than the drug enforcement police to "secret police in a dictatorship." What a role reversal! The tactics of drug enforcement agencies nationwide closely parallel the tactics of the darkest of all totalitarian secret police--infiltration, betrayal, entrapment, midnight raids--you name it, they do it. JOHN A. SCHMIDT Los Angeles
November 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A top Clinton drug-control strategist said the United States has been unable to stop the smuggling of drugs across the Southwest border, a newspaper reported. "Our current interdiction efforts almost completely fail to achieve our purpose of reducing the flow of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines across the [Southwest] border," said Francis X. Kinney, director of strategic planning for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in a memorandum acquired by the Arizona Republic.
June 5, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Despite widespread spraying of defoliants financed by the U.S., total acreage of coca cultivated in Colombia rose 19% in 2006 compared with 2005, according to an annual survey by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The report stresses that much of the gain may be attributed to an expansion of the area included in the survey, which is done by satellite, airplane and on the ground.
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