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Morning Roundup: Oct. 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk 'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested on misdemeanor, prolific thief barred from every London bar, and 'super drunk' woman mistakes jail for bar. MORE  

Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

By Bryan Le

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 20, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Kristen Johnston opens up some more, French deal blow to e-cigs, Florida pastor died of heroin and cocaine, and Kentucky beefs up heroin drug policy. MORE  

Afghan Women Sold as "Opium Brides"

By McCarton Ackerman

With their opium farms destroyed, debt-ridden farmers sell their daughters to drug traffickers. MORE  

Tainted Cough Syrup Kills Scores of Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

Consuming locally manufactured cough syrup for a cheap high has tragic consequences in one Pakistani city. MORE  

UN Praises Anti-Drug "Triangular Initiative"

By McCarton Ackerman

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran will step up their joint efforts to combat drug trafficking and addiction. MORE  

Pakistan Faces Growing Opium Scourge

By May Wilkerson

The country's drug problem is expected to worsen when troops leave neighboring Afghanistan. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 26, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexico's president says an end to the drug trade is "impossible," drug smugglers in India and Pakistan use cement bags, and smoking may cause mental decline. MORE  

Pakistan's President Talks Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

He says that the heroin trade was first created as a "war weapon," and that Pakistan is no longer an opium producer (though it remains a transit hub). MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 6, 2012

By The Fix staff

An Australian pundit claims smoking is healthier than gay marriage, a GOP Super PAC video calls Joe Biden a "drunk uncle," and Jamie Lee Curtis talks sobriety.  MORE  

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