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Cough Syrup Used For Sizzurp Pulled By Manufacturer

By McCarton Ackerman

The maker of the prescription cough syrup, Actavis, made an "unprecedented decision" following widespread media attention on the abuse of their drug. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 10, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Calls to decriminalize drugs dominate HIV conference, marijuana vending machines may become industry norm, and Erin Brockovich is arrested on suspicion of drunk boating. MORE  

Sippin' Syrup is Over-the-Counter Sizzurp

By Jeff Deeney

A legal "herbal mood enhancing" purple drank is showing up at drug treatment sites. MORE  

Why Sizzurp Is Unsafe to Slurp

By Sarah Beller

The "purple drank" that may have landed Lil' Wayne in the ER is far more dangerous than some think. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Colombia destroys massive FARC drug lab, NY assemblyman charged with pot possession, and Lil' Wayne suffers seizures after "Sizzurp binge." MORE  

Mac Miller Claims Critics Got Him Addicted

By McCarton Ackerman

The rapper says he turned to promethazine to cope with harsh reviews of his debut album. MORE  

Tainted Cough Syrup Kills Scores of Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

Consuming locally manufactured cough syrup for a cheap high has tragic consequences in one Pakistani city. MORE  

Jail-Bound Beanie Siegel Arrested on Drug, Gun Rap

By Jeff Deeney

The ex-Roc-A-Fella Records rapper is busted with pills and codeine cough syrup, weeks before he's set to go to prison for tax evasion. MORE  

Lil Wayne's "Sizzurp" Habit Is the Hustler's Choice

By Jeff Deeney

Cough syrup, which the rapper says had him hooked, is considered an acceptable high among street dealers, while crack is frowned upon. MORE  

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