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Heroin Use Rises in New England

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials in VT, ME and NH say Rx drug addicts are increasingly resorting to cheaper heroin. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Marines on duty will face random breathalyzer tests, medical marijuana dispensaries must remain cash-only, and the probe into Amy Winehouse's death is reopened. MORE  

Pakistan Faces Growing Opium Scourge

By May Wilkerson

The country's drug problem is expected to worsen when troops leave neighboring Afghanistan. MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? MORE  

Heroin Spike Hits Missouri Rehab

By Hunter R. Slaton

A rehab president tells The Fix that Rx pain meds and Mexican cartels are to blame. MORE  

Afghan Children Dying from Opium Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Impoverished mothers administer the opiates to their children to pacify them while they work. MORE  

Opium Price Hike Could Spur Afghan Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Increasing demand and decreasing supply cause opium prices to skyrocket. MORE  

How Doctors Fail Pregnant Addicts

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a recent study on opiate-dependent babies tells The Fix that doctors rely too much on buprenorphine. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 26, 2012

By May Wilkerson

France approves "anti-alcoholism" drug, 3 in 5 Americans misuse prescription pills, and circus elephants test positive for opiates. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 25, 2012

By Bryan Le

Cocaine found to "rot" your brain, Mexico's most-wanted drug boss arrested, and Melissa Gilbert compares Dancing With the Stars to getting sober. MORE  

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