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Kentucky Grapples With Rise In NAS Babies

By McCarton Ackerman

Neonatal units have seen a sharp increase in babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome. MORE  

Four UK Babies Are Born With Drug Dependency Each Day

By Bryan Le

Doctors sometimes prescribe opiates to wean addicted newborns from their inherited drug dependencies. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Prisoners caught breaking out to get drunk and high, two men rob Chicago pharmacy for Viagra, and Texas hunter stumbles upon huge grow operation. MORE  

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill That Will Send Pregnant Women to Jail For Doing Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Bill Haslam makes Tennessee the first state in the union to punish drug addicted mothers with jail time. MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

A Place for Potential Alcoholics?

By Hannah H. Hollister

AA's founders foresaw younger people coming to the rooms when they wrote about "potential alcoholics" in the First Step. So why do I still feel uncomfortable? MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Spike in drug-dependent babies worries hospitals, death of town drunk devastates local cops, and marijuana vending machines will soon sweep the nation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Campaigns to legalize recreational pot raise big bucks, a new breathalyzer law riles the French, and Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant is banned from booze and strip clubs. MORE  

Florida Sees Surge in Addicted Newborns

By Chrisanne Grise

Despite the state's crackdown on pill mills, the number of addicted babies has risen six-fold since 2004. MORE  

Video: The Fix Weighs in on Rx Epidemic 

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Executive Editor Anna David appears on the Dr. Drew Show to discuss the impact of prescription drug abuse on newborn babies. MORE  

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