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America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

By John Lavitt

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs. MORE  

Anti-Opioid Abuse Groups Call for Resignation of FDA Head

By Victoria Kim

Physicians are calling for Margaret Hamburg to resign because of her agency's approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro. MORE  

New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans. MORE  

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts

By John Lavitt

A staggering number of people use prescription medication, not illegal drugs, to attempt suicide. MORE  

'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse. 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  

Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Houston Girl Found Dead After Prom Mixed Alcohol, Pills

By Shawn Dwyer

Jacqueline Gomez was only two weeks away from graduation when she reportedly died from a deadly combination of alcohol and painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Martin Scorsese's nephew busted for dealing dope, PA governor changes on medical pot, drunk NY cops go on shooting sprees, and pot food truck debuts in Denver. MORE  

Pill Mill Doctors in Florida Sentenced to Prison

By Paul Gaita

Though Joseph Castronuovo and Cynthia Cadet were cleared of distributing controlled substances, they were convicted on money laundering charges. MORE  

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