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Morning Roundup: July 3, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford admits using almost every drug known to man, MLB granted Alex Rodriguez exemption to use PEDs, and largest beer rocket ever set to launch. 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  

NYC Doc Charged in OD Deaths

By May Wilkerson

Dr. Stan Li, who once prescribed pills to a Long Island pharmacy gunman, now faces manslaughter charges over two other patients. MORE  

One Third of Painkiller Deaths Involve Methadone

By Valerie Tejeda

Methadone is best known as a treatment for heroin addicts. It's also prescribed for pain far too often. MORE  

Derek Boogaard Was Prescribed Thousands of Pills

By Adam K. Raymond

The late NHL enforcer left behind a paper trail detailing the thousands of pills he was prescribed, his father reveals. MORE  

NYC Prescription Drug ODs Hit Record Levels

By Mike Guy

Metropolitan ER visits from painkillers and anxiety meds are high, but still a fraction of the national average MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Methadone Clinics Create "Drug Bazaar," Mueller Enlists Sheen's Lawyer in Aspen Cocaine Case, and "Addiction" to Cell Phone Word Game Gets Alec Baldwin Booted Off Plane. MORE  

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