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Chaz Bono Fights Food Addiction

By May Wilkerson

Cher's son talks about his battle to lose weight after beating drug and alcohol addiction. MORE  

Teen Heroin Use Keeps Rising in Suburbia

By Tony O'Neill

"Almost all of them say they started with prescription drugs," says an expert. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Top Mexican drug cartel teams up with the FARC, Nancy Pelosi defends legal pot, and Snoop Lion wants to get high with Obama and Bill Clinton. MORE  

Addicts Swap Meat for Drugs Down Under

By Bryan Le

Australia has seen a surge in meat thefts, and business owners suspect it's drug related. MORE  

NYPD to Equip Pill Bottles With GPS Trackers

By Ben Feuerherd

A new plan to crack down on prescription drug theft and abuse involves hidden "bait bottles."  MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 3, 2012

By The Fix staff

Kansas City Chief in murder-suicide "struggled with alcohol and pills," Washington won't wait for Justice Department guidelines on legal pot, and Arizona pastor sold heroin and meth for "spiritual purposes." MORE  

Mixing Grapefruit Juice With Pills Could Kill

By Chrisanne Grise

At least 85 drugs on the market, including opioid painkillers, could cause an adverse reaction when mixed with seemingly harmless grapefruit juice. MORE  

Maine Doctors to Drug Test Rx Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

To combat Rx drug abuse, many patients will be asked to sign a release agreeing to random drug testing. MORE  

Investigation Spotlights Pill-Prescribing Docs

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report, showing just how many Rx ODs are linked to a small number of doctors, could prompt some rule changes. MORE  

US Addiction Diagnoses Up 70%

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of diagnosed substance abusers rose drastically between 2001 and 2009—and more are seeking treatment. MORE  

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