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Morning Roundup: May 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Jordan's caddy killed by drunk driver, man on LSD walks down street with machetes, 2012 relay team lose medals for doping, and drunk driver hands cop a beer. MORE  

Minnesota House Unanimously Bans Synthetic Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The new law would go a long way in restricting the sale of synthetics in retail shops, but does little to curb sales online. MORE  

Minnesota Bill Would Ban All Unapproved Synthetic Drugs

By Bryan Le

A proposed law would ban all ingested or inhaled substances that provide illicit drug-like effects unless they are FDA approved. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Feds to Add Synthetic Weed to Schedule I List

By Shawn Dwyer

The DEA plans to add the chemical compound to the list on a temporary basis until agencies initiate rules to make the move permanent. MORE  

Family of Latest "Spice" Death Speaks Out

By Amelia Edelman

Despite growing concern about the dangers of death and addiction, synthetic marijuana continues to remain legal and widely available to teens. MORE  

A Straight Look at 10 Hyped Highs

By Tony O’Neill

Hysteria over Benzo Fury, Bromo Dragonfly or kratom can drown out the true dangers—or potential benefits—of these gray-market drugs. The Fix seeks some matter-of-fact guidance. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 15, 2013

By Bryan Le

Synthetic marijuana may cause kidney damage, Bloomberg seeks an end to jail time for pot, and a 12-step group helps compulsive shoplifters. MORE  

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

Young Men Hardest Hit by Fake Pot

By Hunter R. Slaton

According to a new government report, synthetic cannabinoids accounted for more than 11,000 ER admissions in 2010. MORE  

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