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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  

New Ballot Measure Will Require Doctors To Undergo Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

The measure is sponsored by Bob Pack, a California man whose children died in a car crash caused by an addict. MORE  

Snail Venom Has Potential to Create Powerful New Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Though still in the research phase, the venom-filled treatment could produce a new class of drugs one hundred times more powerful than morphine. MORE  

Star Athelete Turned Heroin Addict Tells Oprah Her Story

By Shawn Dwyer

Last week, Oprah Winfrey interviewed a former high school star athlete whose life was quickly turned upside down after being introduced to opioid painkillers. MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

Teen Painkiller Abuse Drastically Drops In Ohio

By McCarton Ackerman

A survey found that illicit painkiller use among teens has fallen considerably, while heroin, cocaine, and steroid use has also declined. MORE  

Doctors Fueling Painkiller Epidemic, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has placed the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse in the U.S. squarely upon physicians who recklessly prescribe drugs to patients. MORE  

Grandma Convicted Of Dealing Drugs While Babysitting Grandkids

By McCarton Ackerman

The 59-year-old grandmother faces 11 years in prison for dealing cocaine and painkillers with the help of her two grown children. MORE  

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls 911 After Friend's Drug Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman

The actress saved her friend's life after having battled her own addiction to prescription drugs. MORE  

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