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Prescription Heroin Now Available in Vancouver

By Victoria Kim

A group of 120 severe addicts will begin receiving doctor-approved smack. MORE  

College Campus Allows Vending Machine That Will Dole Out Prescription Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Arizona State University has okayed InstyMeds machines on its campus. MORE  

New Hampshire Governor Announces Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

By John Lavitt

New Hampshire finally joins 48 other states that have drug monitoring programs already in place. MORE  

New Non-Addictive Painkillers May Soon Be Available

By Victoria Kim

Connecticut-based Cara Therapeutics is developing an opioid painkiller that allegedly won't make users feel high. MORE  

Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

By McCarton Ackerman

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs. MORE  

Maker of Zohydro ER Submits Resistant-Proof Drug to FDA

By John Lavitt

Under the microscope, pharmaceutical company Zogenix is trying to stave off controversy over its highly-addictive new painkiller. MORE  

DEA Puts Tighter Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers

By Brent McCluskey

The DEA reclassified hydrocodone painkillers to Schedule II drugs. Meanwhile, marijuana remains Schedule I. 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  

Anti-Opioid Abuse Groups Call for Resignation of FDA Head

By Victoria Kim

Physicians are calling for Margaret Hamburg to resign because of her agency's approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro. MORE  

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  

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