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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  

The Truth About Whitney Houston and Xanax

By Walter Armstrong

A lethal combination of benzos and booze may have killed Whitney Houston. Is one of the most over-prescribed (and profitable) drugs in America really that dangerous? MORE  

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