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Former Nurse Shares Story About Beating Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Mandi Sveom managed to overcome her addictions to alcohol and painkillers. MORE  

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  

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  

Janice Dickinson Visibly Relapses On 'Botched'

By McCarton Ackerman

The former Celebrity Rehab alum appears to have relapsed. 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: December 12, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Ohio tackles painkiller addiction, woman caught wearing cocaine diaper goes to jail, drunk ambulance driver causes accident, and NY pushes for legal pot. MORE  

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

iPad addiction lands four-year-old in treatment, Puerto Rico might make marijuana legal, and DMX was "tricked" into sharing about his drug use on OWN. MORE  

Metallica Bassist Talks Rx Addiction and "Rebirth"

By Liam Delaney

Jason Newsted has recovered after a severe injury led to an addiction to painkillers. 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  

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