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Neurology Experts Say Risk of Painkillers Outweigh Benefits

By Victoria Kim

The American Academy of Neurology issued a warning about taking powerful painkillers to treat non-cancer conditions. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Phelps 'deeply sorry' for DUI arrest, man on drugs drowns dog with a bowling ball, and smuggler busted at airport with cocaine in shoes. MORE  

America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

By John Lavitt

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs. MORE  

Vets Fight Against Prescription Drugs and Prescribing Doctors

By John Lavitt

Veterans who have been overprescribed medications are starting to take matters into their own hands. MORE  

'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse. MORE  

Substance Abuse and the Elderly: The Forgotten Casualties

By Paul Gaita

Prescription drug abuse among our seniors has skyrocketed. What can be done about it? MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

Should Prescribing Doctors Be Held Responsible When Their Patients OD and Die?

By Remi L. Roy

Rehab admissions have increased, emergency room visits are up and overdose deaths from prescription medication have multiplied dramatically as a result of unregulated prescribing practices. MORE  

Are Online Pharmacies Fueling the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

By Allison McCabe

The Ryan Haight Act of 2008 gave the DEA the power to prosecute and shut down illegal online pharmacies. So why are so many still in business? MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 26, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Brandi Granville admits heavy alcohol and prescription drug use, Los Angeles bans public vaping, CO governor installs beer tap, and babies get free admission to 'Nymphomaniac'. MORE  

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

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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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