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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  

New York 'Pill Mill' Doctor Found Dead

By Shawn Dwyer

Dr. Tomasito Virey was one of more than two dozen people implicated in New York’s Astramed scheme earlier this month. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Snoop Dogg blazes up hotel room, Rob Ford on Jeopardy, medical pot moves forward in Florida, and Gov. Cuomo bans welfare for gambling and booze. MORE  

'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  

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