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Synthetic Drug Designers Being Targeted In Brazil

By John Lavitt

In its efforts to thwart drug dealers from flooding the country with synthetics, Brazil's top health agency struggles to keep up with new formulations. MORE  

Minnesota Bill Would Ban All Unapproved Synthetic Drugs

By Bryan Le

A proposed law would ban all ingested or inhaled substances that provide illicit drug-like effects unless they are FDA approved. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Do Drug Tests Drive People to Legal Highs?

By Victoria Kim

A study finds that many pot users turn to the synthetic variety so they can pass drug tests. MORE  

Feds Launch Biggest Ever Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The DEA seizes 770 lbs. of synthetic drugs in a sweep of 35 US states and five countries. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs' March to World Domination Continues

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine and heroin use is falling in North America, but synthetic drugs are booming worldwide, shows the UN's annual report. MORE  

A Straight Look at 10 Hyped Highs

By Tony O’Neill

Hysteria over Benzo Fury, Bromo Dragonfly or kratom can drown out the true dangers—or potential benefits—of these gray-market drugs. The Fix seeks some matter-of-fact guidance. MORE  

Club Drug "2CB" Sparks Scare Stories

By Tony O'Neill

The synthetic drug turns users into "raging monsters," screams The Daily Mail. Really? MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

New Drug "25i" Haunts New Orleans

By Chrisanne Grise

After three hospitalizations, docs warn of the dicey effects of another "designer" hallucinogen. MORE  

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