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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: March 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Colombia destroys massive FARC drug lab, NY assemblyman charged with pot possession, and Lil' Wayne suffers seizures after "Sizzurp binge." MORE  

Drug Czar Pushes for Rx Monitoring in Missouri

By May Wilkerson

US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowski tells The Fix why he's in Missouri to back prescription drug monitoring. MORE  

NY's "Model" Law Combats Rx Pill Abuse

By Valerie Tejeda

Could NY's landmark "I-STOP" law really be the answer to America's addiction to pain pills? MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 6, 2012

By Bryan Le

Canada wants to ban bath salts after US "zombie" attack, drug recalls are often kept quiet, and cops find a long-stolen Superbowl ring during drug raid. MORE  

Pharmacists Fail to Track 'Scripts

By Carmela Kelly

Prescription drug monitoring programs are being widely ignored in many states, pharmacists tell The Fix. MORE  

Cash-Strapped California Keeps Monitoring Pills

By Carmela Kelly

Previous reports of the program's demise were exaggerated. But its future is unclear. MORE  

CVS Blocks Pharmacists From Rx Drug Databases

By Carmela Kelly

Despite a raid on two of the chain's stores in Florida for mass Oxy sales, the company sticks to its guns. MORE  

Site Launched for NY Rx Drug Abuse Stories

By McCarton Ackerman

New York's Attorney General wants the site to persuade lawmakers to adopt his prescription drug tracking plan. MORE  

Kentucky Gov Wages War on State's Oxy Epidemic

By Will Godfrey

Governor Steve Beshear promises tough tactics to tackle Kentucky's severe prescription drug abuse problem. MORE  

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