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Opioids Linked to Rising Suicide Rate

By Sarah Beller

Suicide deaths now surpass road fatalities, and the availability of lethal Rx drugs plays a role. MORE  

NY Doc Busted in $10-Million Oxy Drug Ring

By McCarton Ackerman

Dr. Hector Castro is charged as head of a massive multi-state prescription drug ring. MORE  

The Pill Mill Gold Rush Hits Georgia

By Mike Guy

A year after the crackdown on Florida's lax pain clinics and Rx laws, the opioid trade is thriving—just north of the panhandle. MORE  

Mixing Grapefruit Juice With Pills Could Kill

By Chrisanne Grise

At least 85 drugs on the market, including opioid painkillers, could cause an adverse reaction when mixed with seemingly harmless grapefruit juice. MORE  

Rx Drug Deaths Down in Florida

By May Wilkerson

The fall in pill-related fatalities suggests a crackdown is working, and backs findings from a recent nationwide survey. MORE  

Macaulay Culkin Reacts Furiously to Heroin Claims

By Gabrielle Wuhl

The Home Alone star's reps claim he is the victim of "destructive and insulting" falsehoods. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2012

By The Fix staff

Oxycodone crackdown drives Florida addicts to other drugs, it's "raining heroin" on India's border with Pakistan, and Snoop Dogg gets banned from Norway. MORE  

AA’s Revolving Door

By Amy Dresner

I’ve relapsed more times than I can count. While it hasn’t been easy, it's at least taught me that what other people think really is none of my business.  MORE  

NY's "Model" Law Combats Rx Pill Abuse

By Valerie Tejeda

Could NY's landmark "I-STOP" law really be the answer to America's addiction to pain pills? MORE  

Interview With the Drug Czar

By Mike Guy

The US Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, shapes the nation's drug enforcement policies. In a rare sit-down, the former Seattle Police Chief discusses a new emphasis on recovery, the deadly prescription pill epidemic, and the truth behind Mexico's bloody Drug War. MORE  

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