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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

By Brent McCluskey

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller. MORE  

FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

By John Lavitt

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed. MORE  

Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

By Victoria Kim

No longer an inner city problem, heroin has become almost exclusively the scourge of middle-class suburbia. MORE  

Heroin Sales Soar as Illegal Marijuana Output Falls

By Desiree Bowie

With marijuana becoming legal in many states, traffickers have been shifting their business model towards heroin. MORE  

FDA Approves Anti-Opioid Overdose Device

By McCarton Ackerman

A hand-held injector that delivers spoken instructions, Evzio will allow people with no medical knowledge to deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

Lawsuit Argues "Compassion Club" Ban Violates Canadian Constitution

By McCarton Ackerman

Two men arrested for selling medical marijuana from a dispensary are fighting back against what they consider to be violations of their constitutional rights. MORE  

'Candy Man' Drug Doctor Faces New Suit For Overprescribing Pain Meds

By Paul Gaita

Doctor Julio Diaz was previously arrested in 2012 following a DEA investigation into the fatal overdose deaths of 11 patients. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 10, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Woman falls for man who shot her, drunk journalists not allowed at Mandela funeral, New York already legalized medical pot, and Lamar Odom cops a plea. MORE  

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  

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