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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  

Morning Roundup: June 13, 2013

By Bryan Le

Painkiller crackdown may be causing heroin abuse, the brain's "dark side" is key to cocaine addiction, and Philip Seymour Hoffman makes first sober appearance since detox. MORE  

Demi Lovato Needs No Drugs

By Valerie Tejeda

The singer tweets, parties, and gets her tonsils removed—all without drugs or booze. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

LA hosts massive medical marijuana convention, Rob Ford says crack-smoking video does not exist, and drug smuggler busted after spelling out his own name in cocaine. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 14, 2013

By Bryan Le

Turkey considers banning booze ads, study finds "non-smoking" hotel rooms are a myth, and Tommy Chong says marijuana helped him beat cancer. MORE  

Can a Marijuana Pill Cure Your Pain?

By Bryan Le

THC in pill form reduces pain for a longer time than smoking the drug, a new study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 23, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexicans fleeing drug violence seek asylum in the US, marijuana pill could relieve more pain, and Amanda Bynes tries to smoke weed at the gym. MORE  

Jude Law Has Never Taken Any Drug

By McCarton Ackerman

Due to his strict upbringing, the actor won't even take over-the-counter painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Painkiller deaths keep rising, UPS pays $40 million over illegal drug shipments, and Madonna's homeless alcoholic brother blames his family. MORE  

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