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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

By McCarton Ackerman

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years. MORE  

Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

By McCarton Ackerman

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations. MORE  

Hundreds of Cases Impacted By Drug Analyst's Resignation

By McCarton Ackerman

Nearly 200 drug cases could be affected after Brenda Frazier was found to not be following proper protocol. MORE  

Turkey Struggling With Synthetic Drug 'Bonzai'

By McCarton Ackerman

A new form of synthetic cannabis has caused a rash of schizophrenia-like behavior and heart failure among users. MORE  

Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

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Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills. MORE  

Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

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Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband. MORE  

LDS Church Tackles 'Pornography Addiction'

By McCarton Ackerman

A new video released by the Mormon Church hopes to curb the growing problem of porn addiction among its faithful. MORE  

Yet Another NFL Player Gets Suspended for Substance Abuse

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Kicker Matt Prater was suspended following a DUI hit-and-run in 2011. MORE  

White House Clamps Down on Narcotic Drug Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Hydrocodone combination drugs like Vicodin will be reclassified in an effort to reduce drug abuse. MORE  

New Drug Acetyl Fentanyl 15 Times More Potent Than Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

A close cousin to its namesake, acetyl fentanyl has been sold on the streets in packages marked as heroin. MORE  

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