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Morning Roundup: June 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Footballer John Harston reveals gambling addiction, charter school principal charged with cocaine possession, and man attacks brother with pot plants. MORE  

Beanie Sigel Sentenced for Rx Drug Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

The jailed rapper faces up to two more years in prison for illegal possession of painkillers. MORE  

Staggering New Painkiller Sales Figures

By McCarton Ackerman

In 2010, US pharmacies dispensed enough pure oxycodone to give everyone in the country 40 five-milligram Percocets each. MORE  

The Latest Science on Addiction and Treatment

By Walter Armstrong

Ever wonder why alcoholism seems to run in families? A sibling-brain study just discovered why. MORE  

The Innocent Victims of America's Painkiller Panic

By Maia Szalavitz

A surge in abuse has lead to a nationwide crackdown on pain meds. But while only 1% of legitimate patients get hooked,  many doctors treat ailing patients like criminals, while actual addicts get off scot-free. MORE  

Gas-X and Excedrin in Opiates Scare

By Luke Walker

A batch of some common over-the-counter meds may accidentally contain powerful painkillers like Percocet. MORE  

Killer Pills! America's Deadliest Health Crisis

By Kevin Gray

For the past 100 years, car crashes have been the nation's leading cause of accidental death. Now, for the first time, more Americans die from prescription pills—including ten very popular meds. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Meth Use Is Linked to Schizophrenia, Surge in Alcohol Abuse Reported in Ireland, and Delaware Woman Led Armed Robbery of Her Date's Percocet. MORE  

What Happens to a Non-Alcoholic Who Is Sentenced to Sobriety?

By Will Godfrey

The first few months of drying out are incredibly tough for any alcoholic. But for a “social” drinker who’s forced to quit for medical reasons, it’s easy enough. Right? MORE  

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