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Maker of Zohydro ER Submits Resistant-Proof Drug to FDA

By John Lavitt

Under the microscope, pharmaceutical company Zogenix is trying to stave off controversy over its highly-addictive new painkiller. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ryan Leaf gets five years for violating probation, medical marijuana used to promote Kevin Smith's new film, and woman on meth runs over boyfriend's scooter. MORE  

Feds Allegedly Investigating NFL for Painkiller Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

The DEA is quietly looking into allegations that the league distributed pain pills to players after a class-action lawsuit was filed in May. MORE  

Addiction Is Top Concern For Patients Prescribed Narcotics

By Victoria Kim

Over a third of patients prescribed opioid painkillers voiced concerns about addiction, poll shows. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 15, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription painkiller abuse plagues the NFLCanadian kids smoke the most pot, and comedian Kevin Hart arrested for drunk driving. MORE  

Painkiller Abuse Moves West

By Sarah Beller

Rates of opioid abuse are down in Southern states, but rising in the West, according to a recent SAMSHA report.  MORE  

Bloomberg Announces Rx Drug Crackdown

By McCarton Ackerman

The NYC mayor's plan to limit Rx pain drugs in emergency rooms is met with heavy criticism. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 14, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Tennis considers anti-doping tests, feds and states tangle over pot legalization, and Richie Sambora talks about his booze and painkiller abuse. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

JFK baggage handler gets life for drug smuggling, crack addicts rounded up after Rio raids, and teetotal Mitt Romney practiced sitting on a bar stool for the debate. 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  

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