Tag Archives: Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine Making a Comeback in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Methamphetamine use is on the rise in Minneapolis/St. Paul, while heroin remains the most widely used illegal drug in the Twin Cities area, according to a new report. …

West Virginia Meth Lab Seizures on Track to Shatter Last Year’s Record

Law enforcement officials in West Virginia say they have seized 200 methamphetamine labs so far in 2013, and are on track to shatter last year’s record of 288 meth lab seizures. …

Teen Girls May Have a Harder Time Quitting Methamphetamine, Study Suggests

Teenage girls may have a more difficult time than boys in quitting methamphetamine, a new study suggests. …

Some Toddlers of Women Who Used Meth in Pregnancy Show Abnormal Stress Response

Toddlers of women who used methamphetamine in pregnancy, who live in an unstable home environment, appear to have an abnormal response to stress, a new study suggests. …

Federal Bill Takes Aim at Meth Addiction

A bipartisan group of legislators from around the country has introduced a bill designed to reduce methamphetamine addiction. …

New Mexico Entrepreneurs Produce Meth-Themed Products Based on “Breaking Bad”

Several entrepreneurs in New Mexico have created products with a methamphetamine theme, to cash in on the popularity of the TV hit “Breaking Bad,” the Los Angeles Times reports. …

Methamphetamine Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

An experimental vaccine tested in rats largely protected the rodents from typical signs of methamphetamine intoxication, Medical News Today reports. …

Online Petition on Meth Testing of Homes Surpasses 200,000 Signatures

An online petition demanding the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation test homes for methamphetamine residue before selling them has received more than 200,000 signatures. The petition was started by a family who purchased a home from the agency that turned out to be a former meth lab. …

Pseudoephedrine Sales in Kentucky Linked with Meth Lab Busts

A new study in Kentucky links sales of cold medicine products containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine, with meth lab busts. The study found each 13 grams of the decongestant sold per 100 residents was associated with one additional meth lab. …

As U.S. Cracks Down on Meth Makers, Mexican Drug Cartels Fill Void

As United States law enforcement cracks down on methamphetamine producers, Mexican drug cartels are filling the void, according to the Associated Press. Cheap, very potent Mexican meth is appearing in American cities across the country. …