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DEA Puts Tighter Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers

By Brent McCluskey

The DEA reclassified hydrocodone painkillers to Schedule II drugs. Meanwhile, marijuana remains Schedule I. MORE  

Anti-Opioid Abuse Groups Call for Resignation of FDA Head

By Victoria Kim

Physicians are calling for Margaret Hamburg to resign because of her agency's approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro. MORE  

DEA Imposes New Rules to Combat Hydrocodone Threat

By Bryan Le

It's about to become a lot harder to get prescriptions for hydrocodone-based medications thanks to new DEA rules. MORE  

Danish Drug Company Egalet Aims to Make Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone

By Allison McCabe

News about a joint collaboration with Japanese company, Shinogi, follows the FDA's controversial decision to approve the deterrent-less Zohydro. MORE  

Congress Protests FDA’s Approval of Highly-Addictive Zohydro

By John Lavitt

A letter signed by Democrats and Republicans to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius urges the FDA to reconsider its controversial decision. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

Female alcoholics relapse for different reasons, smoking and drinking linked in lab rats, and Tennessee man allegedly stole human ashes believing they were cocaine. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 21, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Coffee may reduce auto-accidents, lawmakers seek to regulate Hydrocodone, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper makes medical marijuana. MORE  

The Pill Mill Gold Rush Hits Georgia

By Mike Guy

A year after the crackdown on Florida's lax pain clinics and Rx laws, the opioid trade is thriving—just north of the panhandle. MORE  

New Bill Would Mandate Tamper- Proof Pain Pills

By Valerie Tejeda

US Rep. William Keating wants a law to force pharma companies to make pills harder to abuse. MORE  

Tiny Town's Massive Drug Meltdown

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost half the 480 residents of Canada's Cat Lake are reportedly hooked on prescription pills. MORE  

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