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U.S. War Veteran Addicted to Opiates Due to Lack of Treatment Options

By Bryan Le

The Department of Veteran's Affairs gave Justin Minyard prescription painkillers instead of discussing options with him. MORE  

Painkiller Abuse Moves West

By Sarah Beller

Rates of opioid abuse are down in Southern states, but rising in the West, according to a recent SAMSHA report.  MORE  

Solving the Problem of Overprescribed Opioids

By Dr. Richard Juman

Patients show up in physicians’ offices seeking treatment for chronic pain and unknowingly risk addiction. What can be done? MORE  

DEA Blames Doctors for Pill Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

The DEA accuses the medical community of not taking prescription drug abuse seriously. MORE  

US Braces for Canadian Oxy Invasion

By May Wilkerson

With Canada approving a generic version of Oxy, the White House warns of a possible influx of the easily-abused pill. MORE  

Stressed Students Abuse Painkillers to Cope

By Valerie Tejeda

College students frequently share prescriptions and try to self-medicate for stress and depression. MORE  

These Common Drug Cocktails are Lethal

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Lots of drugs, illegal or not, are lethal on their own. But mixing more than one can often (unexpectedly) kill you much faster. The Fix presents some matches made in Hell. MORE  

Wrestling Against Addiction

By Fionna Agomuoh

Professional wrestlers fight in an Ohio church today to help those grappling with opiate addiction. MORE  

An Opiate Baby Is Born Every Hour

By Valerie Tejeda

A surge in numbers of opiate-addicted newborns reflects the national prescription pill crisis. MORE  

Staggering New Painkiller Sales Figures

By McCarton Ackerman

In 2010, US pharmacies dispensed enough pure oxycodone to give everyone in the country 40 five-milligram Percocets each. MORE  

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