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Drug Overdose Deaths Have Tripled In Russia Since 2012

By McCarton Ackerman

The country's drug epidemic has worsened in recent years and their leadership seems content to continue doing nothing about it. MORE  

A Small Town Tries to Battle Plague of Opioid Addiction

By John Lavitt

A Heroin Awareness Summit conducted at an Illinois high school tries to address a growing problem that has spread from the cities to rural communities like Winnebago County. MORE  

Heroin Deaths Continue to Rise in the Northeast Unabated

By Paul Gaita

While the rash of heroin-related overdoses in the northeast U.S. climbs, Philip Seymour Hoffman's death may in some small way help turn the tide. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs Plague India

By McCarton Ackerman

The cheap prices and easy availability of opioids and Rx drugs are fueling a growing epidemic. MORE  

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

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