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Morning Roundup: Oct. 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drugged Charlie Sheen allegedly pulls knife on dentist, woman stashes drugs in butt enhancer, and drunk pig starts fight with cow. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Medical Marijuana Advocates Sue Feds Over Crackdown, Judge Blocks Graphic Cigarette Packs, and Middle School Teacher Arrested in Cocaine Bust. MORE  

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Federal Regulation On E-Cigs Could Save Thousands of Lives, Expert Claims

Despite being a multi-billion dollar business, electronic cigarettes have managed to avoid federal oversight.

10/22/14 7:30pm
Can Parkinson’s Drugs Cause Addictive Behavior?

The class of Parkinson's drugs known as dopamine receptor agonists can potentially make users more susceptible to compulsive behaviors.

10/22/14 5:30pm
Women Should Stop Worrying About Date Rape Drugs, Says Conservative Think Tank

A video released by the American Enterprise Institute is the latest attempt by conservatives to blame the victims of rape.

10/22/14 3:30pm
Russian Investigators Blame Drunk Driver for Oil Exec’s Death

Christophe de Margerie was killed on October 20 when a snow plow collided with his private jet.

10/22/14 1:00pm
Synthetic 'Spice' Wreaking Havoc Across Russia

Use of the popular synthetic weed has spread across the globe, causing the same problems overseas as it does in the U.S.

10/22/14 10:30am

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