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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  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Doc Blames Split Personalities for Rx Fraud

By McCarton Ackerman

An esteemed NY doctor with dissociative disorder claims one of her many alter egos, "Nala," participated in a $300,000 painkiller-dealing ring. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 20, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

The Czech government announces alcohol reform after poisonings, pot legalization could be a "tax windfall" for states, and Canada takes away Santa's pipe. MORE  

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