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Morning Roundup: May 31, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Former Microsoft manager becomes marijuana mogul, $1 billion in cocaine intercepted en route to US, and UK soda addict dies from massive pulmonary edema. MORE  

Kids Ever More Medicated for ADHD

By McCarton Ackerman

A new FDA study yields fascinating stats on the quantities of drugs prescribed to US children and adults. MORE  

New Law May Crush Online Pharmacies

By Luke Walker

Backers claim the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act will protect communities from prescription drug abuse. Do you agree? MORE  

California Doctor Arrested For Drug Trafficking

By Luke Walker

Alleged Santa Barbara "Dr. Feelgood" busted for widespread narcotics peddling. MORE  

Study Finds Aging Boomers Enjoy Getting High

By Luke Walker

However, they're tolerance ain't what it used to be. MORE  

New National Crisis: People Who Forget To Do Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

Patients who don't take their prescribed meds cost Americans $250 billion in needless hospitalizations and emergency rooms visits. MORE  

Colorado Leads in Prescription Take-Back Sweepstakes

By Dirk Hanson

Who was the biggest collector of unwanted pills? So far it looks like Colorado vs. Massachusetts. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Medical conflict of interest rages over painkillers. MORE  

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