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Feds Allegedly Investigating NFL for Painkiller Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

The DEA is quietly looking into allegations that the league distributed pain pills to players after a class-action lawsuit was filed in May. MORE  

Ohio State’s Tracy Sprinkle Faces Cocaine, Rioting Charges

By Shawn Dwyer

The defensive end was indefinitely suspended from playing football for the Buckeyes. MORE  

U.S. Goalie Tim Howard Drug Tested After Record-Breaking Performance

By McCarton Ackerman

Howard was one of the two randomly selected players FIFA picked after he blocked a record 16 shots on goal. MORE  

Former NFL Players Allege League Illegally Supplied Painkillers

By Shawn Dwyer

Eight ex-NFL players are claiming they were given pain medications to mask serious injuries that caused addiction and medical complications later in life. MORE  

NFL Reportedly Might Change Drug Policy Regarding Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

An anonymous league source told ESPN that the NFL's drug policy regarding marijuana is outdated and needs to change with the times. MORE  

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon Faces Year Suspension For Second Failed Drug Test

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite a rising chorus supporting medical marijuana in professional sports, the NFL has maintained harsh punishments for players violating their increasingly outdated drug policy. MORE  

NFL Mulls Lifting Ban on Medical Marijuana

By Shawn Dwyer

Commissioner Roger Goodell's surprising comments may pave the way for change in professional sports. MORE  

Slam Dunkin' Sobriety: The NBA's Chris Herren Speaks Out

By McCarton Ackerman

Clean and sober since 2008, former Boston Celtics star tells The Fix about the extremes of his addiction to Oxy and heroin, and the joys of an honest paycheck. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Heroin use rises among Afghan youth, task force debates how to tax weed in Colorado, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hit with 900k fine for pot. MORE  

Pro Surfers Set to Begin Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

Surfers are belatedly joining the ranks of sports pros that are regularly tested for drugs. MORE  

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Actor James Garner Once Said ‘Marijuana Should Be Legal’

The 'Maverick' actor was a 50-year pot smoker who had an aversion to alcohol.

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Morning Roundup: July 23, 2014

Lars Ulrich credits Noel Gallagher for quitting cocaine, Shia LaBeouf says Brad Pitt helped him get sober, and daughter of Real Housewives star arrested for DUI.

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Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

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Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

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Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

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