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Did Coked-Up Bankers Crash the Economy?

By Sarah Beller

Former UK drug czar David Nutt says bankers' cocaine use led to "overconfident" spending. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 15, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription painkiller abuse plagues the NFLCanadian kids smoke the most pot, and comedian Kevin Hart arrested for drunk driving. MORE  

The Case to Fund Addiction Treatment Right Now

By Dr. Richard Juman

In this economy, short-term pressures tempt cash-strapped policy makers to cut addiction treatment spending. This makes us liable for far higher financial and human costs down the line. MORE  

Austerity Could Crush Portugal's Drug Program

By Tony O'Neill

Portugal's successful example of treating drug addiction as a health problem, instead of a matter for the police, is threatened by cuts. MORE  

It's Boom Time for Europe's Cigarette-Smugglers

By Sarah Beller

Driven by economic woes, a rising contraband cigarette market costs a continent up to a billion Euros. MORE  

London is Home of High Finance

By Anthony Daconti

Economic crisis sees addiction snowball in London's Square Mile, where you can order cocaine at a pub before trading. MORE  

"Sin Stocks" Sink in Wall St. Meltdown

By Jason Gotlieb

But booze and tobacco "vice" funds may weather the storm better than most. MORE  

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