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Death of Marion Barry Leaves a Hole In the Heart of D.C.

By John Lavitt

Marion Barry was both a beloved and maddening figure whose accomplishments will be forever overshadowed by his faults. MORE  

Chinese Underworld Sells Drugs and Fake IDs on Dark Web

By John Lavitt

From the mainland to Hong Kong, Chinese traders are taking full advantage of crypto-markets. MORE  

America's Senior Addiction Problem

By John Lavitt

The Fix Q&A with Dr. Damon Raskin and Mrs. Ruth Dent about the addiction epidemic amongst the elderly from a professional and a personal perspective respectively.  MORE  

Study Suggests Prisons Use Expensive Hep C Drugs

By John Lavitt

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health strongly suggests that prisons use the ultra-expensive Sofosbuvir to treat HCV. MORE  

Brain Damage Caused By Meth Looks a Lot Like Schizophrenia

By John Lavitt

Australian researchers found that meth caused the same structural damage seen in the brains of schizophrenics. MORE  

Goldman Sachs Accused Plying Libyan Government With Alcohol and Sex

By John Lavitt

The much-maligned banking firm allegedly had an "improper" relationship with the country during Gaddafi's reign. MORE  

Alabama Prosecutor Targeting Pregnant Women Who Test Positive for Drugs

By John Lavitt

District Attorney Brian McVeigh has prosecuted several woman for failing drug tests, though he has given them a chance to work their way back to sobriety. MORE  

New Hampshire Governor Announces Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

By John Lavitt

New Hampshire finally joins 48 other states that have drug monitoring programs already in place. MORE  

'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Raises Awareness About Mental Health and Alcoholism

By John Lavitt

The actor attended a Houston benefit, where he revealed his own struggles with alcohol and mental illness. MORE  

Ex-Dallas Cowboys Lineman Nabbed In Steroid Ring

By John Lavitt

Brian Clarke had quite a year after being waved in August, cut from the team in October, and busted for drugs that same month. MORE  

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