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Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 19, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Zenon Konopka suspended for drug violation, former Redskins player busted for accepting package of drugs, and baby brought to hospital four times over legal limit. MORE  

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

By Tessie Castillo

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions. What are we doing about it? MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 11, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Selena Gomez aids pal Demi Lovato, Oklahoma tries to nix synthetic drugs, Ohio school bus driver drives drunk, and pot-smoking Mountie charged with assault. MORE  

Colleges Clamp Down on ADHD Drugs

By Sarah Beller

Rampant abuse of "study drugs" drives many colleges to adopt stricter policies. Students tell The Fix they doubt much will change. MORE  

Olsen Twins to Sell Rx Pill Handbag

By Chrisanne Grise

This limited edition bag is raising eyebrows for both its hefty price tag and its druggy theme. MORE  

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

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Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant

Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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