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Scientists Slam Rogue Online Pharmacies

By Jennifer Matesa

Leading experts call on doctors to warn patients about Internet drugstores. MORE  

Loud Music Sweetens Booze

By Jennifer Matesa

And this psychological effect encourages us to drink more, according to a new study. MORE  

Ecstasy Causes Long-Term Brain Damage

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a new study tells The Fix why we shouldn't see the drug as safe. MORE  

Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter's Alcoholism?

By Jennifer Matesa

In her memoir, Blue Nights, the author writes movingly about her daughter's death. But did she overlook Quintana Roo's alcoholism? MORE  

Pennsylvania Poised to Step Up Rx Monitoring

By Jennifer Matesa

A bill to broaden digital tracking of prescribed drugs is on the agenda this week. MORE  

Energy Drink Overdoses on the Rise

By Jennifer Matesa

Sky-high caffeine levels are landing Red Bull and Full Throttle lovers in the ER. MORE  

Pill-Happy NY Doc Denies Selling Scrips

By Jennifer Matesa

Dr. Stan Li wrote over 17,000 prescriptions in two and a half years at his Queens clinic—most of them for opioid painkillers. MORE  

Suboxone Helps Oxy Addicts Kick the Habit

By Jennifer Matesa

New research suggests a treatment that can block the painkiller's effects. MORE  

Interventionist Runs 14th Ironman for Addicted Vets

By Jennifer Matesa

Veterans are widely afflicted by trauma and addiction—and one interventionist is putting his body on the line to help them in Florida this weekend. MORE  

National Takeback of Prescription Meds This Saturday

By Jennifer Matesa

A huge DEA effort to get people to ditch unused prescription meds takes place this weekend—but what happens to all the unwanted pills? MORE  

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