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California Doctor Accused of Writing Thousands of Illegal Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Dan Chan was arrested on 31 counts for writing illegal prescriptions and laundering money. 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  

Addicted to Suboxone

By Dillon Murphy

This is how the solution becomes the problem: I first took suboxone to withdraw from heroin. Now I'm hooked on it. MORE  

Is Urban Outfitters Promoting Rx Drug Abuse?

By Sarah Beller

The hip clothing store is under fire for a new line of "ironic" Rx drug-themed drinkware. MORE  

Parents of Rx Overdose Victims Plead for Change

By McCarton Ackerman

After hearing family testimonies, California lawmakers push for a database to identify doctors who overprescribe. MORE  

Beanie Sigel Sentenced for Rx Drug Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

The jailed rapper faces up to two more years in prison for illegal possession of painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 4, 2012

By The Fix staff

Binge-eating and hoarding get official status in DSM-5, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter slam drug war in new doc, and Mike Tyson was high on cocaine in The Hangover. MORE  

FDA Crushes Illegal Online Pharmacies

By McCarton Ackerman

The latest campaign sees over 22,000 websites shut down, and 3.7 million doses of counterfeit meds seized. MORE  

DEA Drops Rx Drug Case to Free Up Storage Space

By Hunter R. Slaton

Two terabytes of data and 440,000 documents prove too costly for the Feds to maintain in a stalled case against a rogue doctor. MORE  

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