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ZOHYDROGATE: AND HERE COME THE ADDICTS

By John Lavitt

The FDA defied its own experts to approve a new prescription narcotic in a form almost certain to cause addiction and death from overdoses. The Fix investigates MORE  

Photographer Captures Addicted Mothers and Babies

By Bryan Le

The Wall Street Journal documents patients at a new clinic for opiate-addicted mothers and newborns. MORE  

What Rx Painkillers Cost the US

By Bryan Le

The numbers starkly illustrate the financial and human costs of the "opioid economy." MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 14, 2013

By Bryan Le

Turkey considers banning booze ads, study finds "non-smoking" hotel rooms are a myth, and Tommy Chong says marijuana helped him beat cancer. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 4, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Repeal of LA's pot shop bans shows activists' clout, black mamba venom is "better than morphine," and Breaking Bad's Walter White becomes an action figure. MORE  

FDA Won't Require Painkiller Training for Docs

By McCarton Ackerman

Disregarding experts' advice, the FDA won't make special training in prescribing pain pills mandatory. MORE  

"Prescription Tourists" Spread Painkillers

By Chrisanne Grise

People who obtain large volumes of pills in one state and sell them in another are a growing focus of the Rx drug battle. MORE  

The Innocent Victims of America's Painkiller Panic

By Maia Szalavitz

A surge in abuse has lead to a nationwide crackdown on pain meds. But while only 1% of legitimate patients get hooked,  many doctors treat ailing patients like criminals, while actual addicts get off scot-free. MORE  

NFL Players Sue Over Painkiller Use

By Joe Shrank

A new lawsuit filed by retired NFLers over the league-wide use of a powerful painkiller begs a question: Who's looking out for the players? 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  

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