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Two California Counties Sue Big Pharma For Painkiller 'Deception'

By Shawn Dwyer

Officials from Orange and Santa Clarita counties have sued five of the largest drug companies for false advertising and misleading doctors about narcotic painkillers. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

High, Naked Man Shot Dead By Police After Biting Man's Face

By McCarton Ackerman

The unidentified man was shot three times after police officers failed to subdue him with a taser. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 11, 2013

By Victoria Kim

The NSA has a mandate to "stem the flow of narcotics" into the US, Google cuts search ads and videos for illegal drugs, and Wiz Khalifa puts his baby before his pot. MORE  

Philip Seymour Hoffman Bounces Back From Relapse

By McCarton Ackerman

The Oscar-winning actor went through detox for heroin and Rx drugs following 23 years clean. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

JFK baggage handler gets life for drug smuggling, crack addicts rounded up after Rio raids, and teetotal Mitt Romney practiced sitting on a bar stool for the debate. MORE  

Tanzania Starts Needle Giveaway

By Chrisanne Grise

Addiction and HIV are growing problems in the East African nation, but harm reduction has its opponents. MORE  

Confessions of a Modern-Day Opium Fiend

By Steven Martin

My childhood love of collecting led in adulthood from amassing opium smoking paraphernalia—and the occasional pipe of high-quality dope—to desperate addiction to a nearly forgotten narcotic. MORE  

ER "Toothache" Pain 'Scripts Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

Too many patients and too little time give ER doctors trouble deciding who needs meds and who just wants them. MORE  

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