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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

By Victoria Kim

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits. MORE  

Former Physician Posed As Dead Patient To Score Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Dr. Kent Swaine previously had his license revoked because of his drug use. MORE  

New Ballot Measure Will Require Doctors To Undergo Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

The measure is sponsored by Bob Pack, a California man whose children died in a car crash caused by an addict. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 30, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Veterans are more likely to seek help for alcohol problems, the Supreme Court will decide if a drug-sniffing dog needs a warrant, and a drunk mistakes Tom Cruise's home for his own. MORE  

"Janus Doctor" Was the Stuff of Patients' Nightmares

By Will Godfrey

A formerly drug-addled surgeon tells The Fix how he would secretly shoot up during surgery and infect his patients' wounds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 22, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

NYC alcohol-related ER visits double in six years, the Kremlin bans alcohol for Russian athletes and officials at London 2012, and an addicted doctor infects his patients. MORE  

Alcohol Abuse Is High Among Surgeons

By Valerie Tejeda

Surgeons, particularly female ones, are more likely to abuse alcohol than the rest of the population—and mistakes get made. MORE  

Anesthesiologists Run High Addiction Risk

By Hunter R. Slaton

For some docs, the stress of the job, combined with access to powerful opioids, is an Rx for disaster. MORE  

Ten Jobs That Will Drive You to Drink

By Kristen McGuiness

Do certain occupations push people into drug and alcohol abuse? Or are addictive personalities attracted to certain careers? MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Obama Commutes Crack Prisoner's Sentence, Addicted Doctors Do Better Than Average in Treatment, and New York Vodka Ad Accused of Anti-Semitism. MORE  

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The former Playmate revealed that a deadly combo of cocaine and crystal meth nearly led to her death at 14.

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