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Souped-Up Designer Drugs Flood Chicago O'Hare

By Bryan Le

Highly unpredictable new synthetic drugs—up to 800 times stronger than their natural counterparts—jet in from China and Europe every day. MORE  

Meet "Smiles": The Next Scary Designer Drug

By May Wilkerson

Using a new synthetic hallucinogen, also known as "2C-I," is "like trying to get high off arsenic," one treatment expert tells The Fix. MORE  

Synthetic Drug Sales Booming Among Teens

By May Wilkerson

Missouri's prohibition of dangerous designer drugs like K2 has done little to prevent teens from abusing them. MORE  

"Blueberry Spice" Blamed In Outbreak

By Valerie Tejeda

A chemical variant of the popular drug spurs a crisis in Wyoming. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

State Governors Ask Feds to Ease Marijuana Rules, Alcohol May Not Cause Risky Sexual Behavior, and Drunk Driver Eats Patrol Car Seat. MORE  

Bath Salts More Popular Than Ecstasy on the UK Club Scene

By Dirk Hanson

Mephedrone is proving to be an enduring new synthetic high. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Why Coffee and Tea Drinkers Suffer Fewer Infections, How New Medicines Get Discovered, and New Zealand's War on Designer Drugs. MORE  

Video: Mall-Bought Marijuana Causes Teen's Twisted Death

By Dirk Hanson

After inhaling a mall-bought batch of  “Iaroma"—a synthetic pot substitute sold as incense—a 19-year-old Chicago boy dies after taking a 100 mph joyride into a neighbor's house. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Irish Use More Designer Drugs, New Jersey Tackles Steroid Use by Police, and FDA Deals With Dissolvable Tobacco. MORE  

Never Heard of Kratom? Trust Us, You Will.

By Dirk Hanson

A plant from Thailand with opiate-like properties is the latest "designer drug" speeding its way through America. MORE  

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Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

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Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.

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