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Salem-News.com (Aug-12-2019 23:01)

Portland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Butane Hash Oil Explosion

Hughes previously pleaded guilty to a single count of endangering human life.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hughes residence after explosion 30-year old Christopher James Hughes, a resident of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced today to eight months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for endangering human life while illegally manufacturing hash oil, a controlled substance.

According to court documents, at the time of the explosion and fire, three children were inside the residence. All of the children were safely evacuated and none sustained any physical injuries.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2019 01:15)

Drug Companies Sued for Price Fixing by 44 States

"This may be the largest cartel case in the history of the United States" -Connecticut Attorney General William Tong

(SALEM, Ore.) - Pharmaceuticals In May, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined 43 states in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, also names 15 individual senior executive defendants who were responsible for sales, marketing, pricing and operations.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-08-2019 22:42)

Fatal Boom-Lift Accident Kills Two Arborists

Attempts at CPR were unsuccessful.

(HAPPY VALLEY, Ore.) - arborists killed Two arborists were killed today in a boom-lift accident that occurred while the arborists were helping take down shades strung over the grounds at the Pickathon music festival, at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

The arborists were approximately 40 feet in the air when the boom lift they were on tilted and fell.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-08-2019 00:13)

Bayard Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison for Causing Deadly Crash

The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.77% nearly three hours after the fatal crash.

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - Roger James Bayard Roger James Bayard pleaded guilty July 26th to second-degree manslaughter, fourth-degree assault with an injury and driving under the influence of intoxicants, as a result of a fatal crash he caused while he was drunk.

March 30th, 2019, Bayard pulled into oncoming traffic...

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2019 22:08)

Greed Fuels Drug Addiction Recovery Efforts

Is "Harm Reduction" actually "Harm Promotion" in the opioid/drug epidemic?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Ryan Hampton Anyone questioning how the U.S. has become a killing field in the opioid/drug epidemic going back randomly to 1999? Let me break it down for you, taken from the National Register:

In 1995, the amount of kilos of oxycodone approved for sale in the U.S. was 4,794,000. In 2013, the amount of kilos of oxycodone approved for sale in the U.S. was 153,750,000 (32x's the 1995 volume).

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2019 00:51)

Motorcyclist Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash

A car turned left in front of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, killing the biker.

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - motorcyclist killed Sadly, this type of accident has been seen before, too many times. Sunday afternoon at about 4:48 Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 15. It was a fatal.

Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed a Buick Lesabre, operated by 88-year old Violet Sullivan of Estacada, was traveling westbound on Hwy 224 and turned left in front of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle operated by 65-year old Russell Nelson of Portland.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2019 00:34)

Wild Turkey Causes Fatal Motorcycle crash on Hwy 97

The crash happened approximately two miles north of Moro, Oregon.

(SHERMAN COUNTY, Ore.) - wild turkeys Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by 55-year old Vanesa Gunther of Junction City, Oregon, was traveling southbound on Hwy 97 when a wild turkey collided with her after flying into a northbound commercial motor vehicle.

Gunther sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2019 23:54)

Head-on Crash on Highway 97 Kills Bend Woman

Second vehicle's driver and passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

(KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash A two-vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 Thursday evening claimed the life of a 19-year old Bend resident. July 18th at 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the area near milepost 197 in Klamath County.

The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2019 14:13)

Was the Opioid Epidemic Allowed to Become an Intentional Killing Field?

The opioid epidemic is evident in 2000 and clearly peaks in 2013.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - DEA drug assessment On July 16, "The Washington Post" published a "breaking" article on 76 billion opioid pills unmasking the epidemic. Further they stated that in the many lawsuits filed across the country against the pharmaceutical industry, "plaintiffs have long accused drug manufacturers and wholesales of fueling the opioid epidemic by producing and distributing billions of pain pills while making billions of dollars.

The drug companies, along with the DEA and the Justice Department, have fought furiously against the public release of the database. Until now, the litigation has proceeded in unusual secrecy.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-04-2019 00:17)

Texas Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Oregon Pill Mill

Pill mill clinic manager will go to Federal Prison for illegal opioid distribution

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Julie DeMille and Osasuyi  Idumwonyi Idumwonyi and DeMille split the clinic’s cash proceeds. In a typical day at the clinic, DeMille saw up to 20 patients, charging each $200 in cash. In 2015, the clinic generated at least $388,000 in revenue.

DeMille's prescriptions resulted in the distribution of more than 219,000 pills, 96.7% of which were opioids.

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