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Morning Roundup: August 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Teen caught swinging chihuahua on leash blames booze, man wearing fake breasts scams drunk cab riders, and video of smoking fish sparks outrage. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

President Obama makes crack cocaine joke, quarterback Kevin Kolb arrested for boating under the influence, and Washington faces possible weed shortage. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford to leave rehab at end of the month, Philadelphia votes to decriminalize weed, and British beer thief leaves behind false teeth. MORE  

Woman Hooked on Heroin Faked Cancer to Scam Donations

By Shawn Dwyer

The Long Island addict set up a phony website in order to bilk money from unsuspecting donors and even duped her own family. MORE  

Ministry To Resurrect Post-Relapse

By William Georgiades

Frontman Al Jourgensen survives heroin, the loss of a bandmate, and his own brush with death to record the band's final album. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

Indiana welfare recipients may face drug tests, Mexico courts kids before they join cartels, and Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans enters rehab for heroin. MORE  

"Bomb Mom" Goes to Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The NYC mother arrested last month for possession of explosives has been released on bail and ordered to rehab. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Teen Girls Who Drink Ratchet Up Breast Cancer Risk, Chicago Moves to Ban Synthetic Pot After Mom's Plea, and Gambling Addict Nun Stole $1 Million from Catholic School for Atlantic City Slot Machines. MORE  

Video: Reports of Flesh-Eating Cocaine Surface in US

By Dirk Hanson

Cut with an animal deworming agent, the new cocaine causes an immune reaction that attacks blood vessels in the skin, similar to the effect of Russia's "krokodil" morphine. MORE  

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

10/29/14 7:30pm
Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

10/29/14 5:30pm
Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.

10/29/14 3:30pm

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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