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'Candy Man' Drug Doctor Faces New Suit For Overprescribing Pain Meds

By Paul Gaita

Doctor Julio Diaz was previously arrested in 2012 following a DEA investigation into the fatal overdose deaths of 11 patients. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk Alabama fan goes crazy at Sugar Bowl, Memphis grandma calls 911 for beer, high demand for pot in Colorado, and Lisa Robin Kelly's cause of death revealed. MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

OD Antidote Shows 95% Success Rate

By Victoria Kim

After its success in one Mass. town, police across the country could soon be required to carry the life-saving nasal spray. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 9, 2013

By Victoria Kim

ADHD drugs don't boost kids' grades, Colorado's recreational pot rules are revealed, and doctor traces Michael Jackson's drug problem back to 1993. MORE  

More Women Dying From Rx Drug Overdoses

By Chrisanne Grise

Painkiller deaths rise 400% among women. The CDC is calls it a public health epidemic. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Drug tests before exams could curb students' ritalin use, investigation reveals copious cocaine use at Wimbeldon tennis tournament, and the Church of England considers "champagne christenings." MORE  

Former Rx-Addict Brett Favre Endorses New Pain Cream

By May Wilkerson

The legendary QB is touting a "safe" new product called "Rx Pro." But what does it contain? MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 24, 2013

By The Fix staff

Cocaine use grows more common in the middle class, opioid painkillers cost the US billions of dollars, and Rihanna supersizes her joints in Amsterdam. MORE  

Why Do Certain People Get Hooked on Painkillers?

By Valerie Tejeda

A missing enzyme in the brain could put some people at higher risk for opioid addiction. MORE  

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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Willie Nelson's Daughter Busted For Marijuana Possession

Paula Nelson followed her father's footsteps by getting busted with just under two ounces of weed in Texas.

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Morning Roundup: April 23, 2014

Voters fill Cocaine Congressman's seat, drunk father puts daughter in headlock, Florida surgeon general opposes medical pot, and feds say powdered booze an error.

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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