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New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans. MORE  

Sage Stallone Likely Died of Rx Drug OD

By Valerie Tejeda

The exact cause isn't yet known, but reports suggest that Sylvester Stallone's son died of a prescription drug overdose. MORE  

Video: Jane Velez-Mitchell Points the Finger on Rx Drugs

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

The Fix's video columnist answers a reader's question by apportioning blame for the US prescription drug epidemic. MORE  

Chicago Doctor Gets Four Life Terms for OD Cases

By McCarton Ackerman

Paul Volkman dispensed more oxycodone than any one else in the US from 2003-2005, acting more like a drug dealer than a doctor. MORE  

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