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Heroin Fuels Spike in Salt Lake City Bank Robberies

By Bryan Le

Police say a whopping 90% of robberies in the last 18 months were heroin-related. MORE  

Managing Chronic Pain in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

As a sober addict prescribed Oxycodone, comedian Amy Dresner was careful to follow doctor's orders. Then her disease kicked in. MORE  

Did Big Pharma Knowingly Conceal the Dangers of Oxycontin?

By Jed Bickman

Kentucky thinks so. The state is filing a billion-dollar lawsuit against Purdue, alleging that it actively suppressed data about the drug's addictive nature. MORE  

Dentists Urged to Fight Painkiller Abuse

By Dirk Hanson

“Dentists write the third-most prescriptions for immediate release opioids in the United States.” MORE  

Video: Scientists’ Solution to the Secret of Sunburn May Lead to New Pain Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

Discovery of a mechanism that triggers inflammatory pain could lead to safer painkilling medications. MORE  

Lawyer Steals Mortgages to Pay for his Oxy Habit

By Kirwan Gray

$800,000 worth of grand larceny notwithstanding, John Rodia doesn’t have any money or any Oxy. MORE  

Ohio Oxy Doctor Found Guilty of Causing Fatal ODs

By Dirk Hanson

More than 70 police officers, pharmacists, patients, and clinic employees testifed to Volkman’s astonishing volume of painkiller prescriptions. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

From Prescription Drugs to Heroin, Life in a Drugged-Out Nursing Home, and the World's Drunkest Countries. MORE  

"Classic" Tab of Oxy Fetches $50

By Dirk Hanson

Purdue Pharma's new 'anti-abuse' version of OxyContin recently hit the shelves. But loyalists prefer to shell out big bucks for the old brand. MORE  

Florida Everglazed

By Dirk Hanson

Rife with phony pain centers, Florida prescribes ten times more Oxycodone pills than all other states combined. So why did the state's new GOP governor shockingly kill a bill that would have radically cut down on the practice? MORE  

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