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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  

Indianapolis Colts Owner 'Desperately Needs Help' After DWI Arrest

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite his denials, Jim Irsay has been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for decades, with one fellow owner calling him a 'sick, sick man'. MORE  

Justin Bieber Admits Using Xanax Illegally

By McCarton Ackerman

The much-maligned pop star continued his slide toward oblivion when he admitted to abusing the anxiety drug during a four-hour deposition. MORE  

Tennessee: A State of Epidemic

By A.J. Dugger III

Tennessee ranks second per capita in the U.S. for prescription drug abuse. It’s a middle class epidemic. How did it happen in a state known for music and horses? MORE  

New York 'Pill Mill' Doctor Found Dead

By Shawn Dwyer

Dr. Tomasito Virey was one of more than two dozen people implicated in New York’s Astramed scheme earlier this month. 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  

British 'X Factor' Winner Matt Cardle Gives First Post-Rehab Interview

By McCarton Ackerman

Cardle recounted how his doctors gave him weeks to live if he continued his addiction. MORE  

More Women Dying From Rx Drug Overdoses

By Chrisanne Grise

Painkiller deaths rise 400% among women. The CDC is calls it a public health epidemic. MORE  

Almost 70% of Americans Take Rx Drugs

By Chrisanne Grise

A study finds opioid painkillers are among the most common, with 13% of the US taking them. MORE  

Washington Sees Heroin Spike After Painkiller Crackdown

By Valerie Tejeda

Tougher painkiller laws driving drug users to heroin is a growing national trend. MORE  

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