Unused prescription meds? Here’s how to safely trash them

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

First Staters looking to dispose of their prescription drugs in a safe, responsible and convenient way can do so on Saturday, April 22 at 22 different locations throughout the state. Along with proper disposal, the National Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription Drug Take Back Day is meant to educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications. The country is …


Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Business

Walmart announced Tuesday that the company has agreed to a $3.1 billion settlement to resolve a nationwide lawsuit brought by states, tribes and municipalities over its role in the opioid crisis. Delaware stands to receive up to $11.8 million under the terms of the settlement framework. The lawsuit alleged that Walmart exacerbated the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately …

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Wilmington man gets 15 years behind bars for selling fake oxycodone

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Police & Fire

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for making and selling fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, among other charges. According to court documents, Joseph Thomas, 29, was arrested on April 30, 2020, by state and federal law enforcement. Searches of Thomas’ home, car detailing business and a storage unit he leased revealed …