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Walter Armstrong

Pharma's Fraught Quest for Addiction-Med Pay Dirt

By Walter Armstrong

The Fix examines the medical, moral and monetary decisions that Alkermes made to bring its drug Vivitrol to market—including a controversial trial in Russia. Are the critics right to cry foul? MORE  

Will Trial Vaccine Slay Meth Dragon?

By Walter Armstrong

Breathless headlines greet each new experimental addiction "vaccine." But such efforts face tougher obstacles than many realize. MORE  

How Would the Candidates Debate Drugs?

By Walter Armstrong

Predictably, in round 2 in the Obama vs. Romney debates there were no questions about drugs. If they had been asked, here's how the candidates would have responded. MORE  

Gore Vidal, Legendary Author and Patriot, Dies

By Walter Armstrong

With piercing panache, he advocated for literary, sexual and other freedoms—including the legalization of all drugs. MORE  

Drug Users Take Global AIDS Confab by Storm

By Walter Armstrong

The Drug War, needle exchanges and US entry bans head the activist agenda at this week's international conference in Washington. MORE  

Interview With an Addicted Brain

By Walter Armstrong

Marc Lewis spent his youth experimenting with every drug he could find. Once clean, he became a neuroscientist specializing in addicted brains. His memoir—just out—has been hailed as an instant classic. MORE  

Addict's Art Fetches Record Price

By Walter Armstrong

Edvard Munch's hallucinatory "The Scream" is auctioned for a hallucinatory $120 million. The artist was sober for the last decades of his life. MORE  

Did An Anti-Malaria Drug Make Sgt. Bales Snap?

By Walter Armstrong

A soldier's bloody rampage in Afghanistan may be the most bizarre side effect to date induced by this malaria prevention pill. MORE  

The Fix's Week in Science: February 27, 2012

By Walter Armstrong

A new (old) anti-fat pill, the reality of red-wine as medicine, and contaminated cocaine-users. MORE  

Tomboys, Sissies and Abuse

By Walter Armstrong

Childhood gender nonconformity results in much higher risk of abuse, trauma and addiction MORE  

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Coachella Founder Once Ran Pot Smuggling Operation

Thirty years ago, Gary Tovar smuggled marijuana into the U.S. while helping to spur the homegrown industry.

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Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade

The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years.

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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