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Morning Roundup: June 19, 2013

By Bryan Le

Moderate drinking during pregnancy may not hurt the baby, US adult smoking rate dips to 18%, and Miley Cyrus says marijuana is way safer than booze. MORE  

Can This High-Tech Pill Dispenser Curb Addiction?

By Bryan Le

The tamper-free "MedVault" only dispenses pills at a pharmacist's orders. Can it prevent abuse? MORE  

Parents of Rx Overdose Victims Plead for Change

By McCarton Ackerman

After hearing family testimonies, California lawmakers push for a database to identify doctors who overprescribe. MORE  

Bill to Let Rx Addicts Sue Doctors Is Stalled

By Tony O'Neill

A controversial proposal in Nevada meets overwhelming opposition from doctors and patients. MORE  

Cirque du Soleil Star Treads Opioid Tightrope

By McCarton Ackerman

Joe Putignano explains the balancing act of pain management while in recovery from heroin. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Heroin use rises among Afghan youth, task force debates how to tax weed in Colorado, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hit with 900k fine for pot. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

The Truth Behind America's Pain Pill Epidemic

By Dr. Richard Juman

How is that one of the worst drug problems in history flows straight out of our health care system? MORE  

"Prescription Tourists" Spread Painkillers

By Chrisanne Grise

People who obtain large volumes of pills in one state and sell them in another are a growing focus of the Rx drug battle. MORE  

Students Still Seek Better Grades Through Drugs

By Chrisanne Grise

High-pressure high schools are hotbeds of the risky abuse of "academic steroids" like Adderall. MORE  

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