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Head of Australian Drug Services Calls on Doctors to Combat Drug Abuse

By Paul Gaita

Sam Biondo claimed that current methods of pain management have become insolvent and suggested that doctors work together in order to curb overprescribing pain meds. MORE  

Doctors Fueling Painkiller Epidemic, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has placed the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse in the U.S. squarely upon physicians who recklessly prescribe drugs to patients. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 10, 2012

By The Fix staff

Investigation lifts lid on reckless prescribing, NFL star charged with manslaughter of teammate after "drunk" crash, and unsealed autopsy shows Notorious BIG died sober. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 12, 2012

By The Fix staff

Large numbers of Rx drug deaths are linked to just a few doctors, Washington DAs drop pot possession cases, and addicts' wedding lifts spirits at an opium rehab in Kabul. MORE  

Sleeping Pills Associated With Cancer and Death

By Valerie Tejeda

There's a high correlation between sleeping pill use, cancer and death. But does that mean the pills are to blame? MORE  

Doctors Tell Congress: It’s Not Our Fault

By Dirk Hanson

Physicians demand better training, more DEA oversight, and generally plead innocent before Congress. MORE  

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