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Death Of 'Patriot' Child Star Ruled an Accidental Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman

Skye McCole Bartusiak died of a mixture of painkillers and inhalants. MORE  

Heroin Overdose Death Rates Are On the Rise

By Desiree Bowie

Death rates have increased significantly across the board for both sexes, as well as most age groups and ethnicities. MORE  

New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans. MORE  

New Mexico Overdoses Decline For Second Straight Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Could the drop in states like New Mexico and Georgia be the start of a national trend? MORE  

Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills. MORE  

New York Drug Dealer Charged In Molly Death at Electric Zoo

By John Lavitt

Patrick Morgan is being charged with selling the molly that led to the death of 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ in 2013. MORE  

Minnesota Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder In Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

A total of five teens were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Tara Fitzgerald from synthetic drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ice Road Truckers star wasted during arrest, woman smoked crack while breastfeeding, and man drags wife to cops over WhatsApp addiction. MORE  

Teen's Caffeine Death Raises Debate Over Regulation of Drug

By Shawn Dwyer

An Ohio teen was days away from graduating high school with honors when he died from ingesting too much powdered caffeine. MORE  

University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death

By McCarton Ackerman

Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy. MORE  

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