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Monteith Death Reveals "New Face of Heroin"

By McCarton Ackerman

The Glee actor's overdose highlights heroin's new demographic: white men in their 30s. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 11, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Obama's budget cuts raise cost of smoking, Canada "at the center" of opioid epidemic, and ex-Chicago Bear Sam Hurd charged with selling pot and cocaine. 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  

Bill to Let Rx Addicts Sue Doctors Is Stalled

By Tony O'Neill

A controversial proposal in Nevada meets overwhelming opposition from doctors and patients. MORE  

Investigation Spotlights Pill-Prescribing Docs

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report, showing just how many Rx ODs are linked to a small number of doctors, could prompt some rule changes. MORE  

Slipknot Bassist's Doc Charged With Rx Drug Deaths

By Bryan Le

An Iowa doctor has been charged with involuntarily killing eight patients by overprescribing painkillers. MORE  

Caught With Oxy: The Domino Effect

By Tony O'Neill

One man's sad story shows just how much an isolated drug bust can wreck your life. MORE  

Welcome to Dopamine Nation

By Dr. Richard Juman

Despite a proliferation of treatment options in America, addictive behavior and unhealthy coping strategies are more common than ever. Here's why. MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? 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  

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