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America's Senior Addiction Problem

By John Lavitt

The Fix Q&A with Dr. Damon Raskin and Mrs. Ruth Dent about the addiction epidemic amongst the elderly from a professional and a personal perspective respectively.  MORE  

Doctors Charging Seniors for Unnecessary Drug Tests, According to Study

By Paul Gaita

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times showed how doctors are making millions while forcing seniors to take drug tests for cocaine and PCP. MORE  

Does Retirement Contribute to Senior Substance Abuse?

By Paul Gaita

An alarming report states that substance abuse among senior citizens has grown significantly over the last decade. MORE  

Florida Seniors Among Medical Marijuana’s Biggest Supporters

By Victoria Kim

Florida's senior citizens have emerged as surprising supporters of Amendment 2. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Baseball fans can now buy beer from vending machine, drunk rugby player goes on rampage against the elderly, and heroin smuggler forced to pay back money. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Columbus Short arrested for drunken violence again, California town considers weed tax to fund police, and drunk man claims dog drove him to store. MORE  

Australian Senior Citizens Duped Into Being Drug Mules

By John Lavitt

Foreign scam artists are increasingly targeting elderly travelers with too-good-to-be-true online offers. MORE  

Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Las Vegas Seniors Sucked In By Gambling Addiction

By John Lavitt

As the world's gambling mecca and a top retirement destination, Las Vegas ensnares unsuspecting seniors armed with Social Security checks and a load of free time. MORE  

Binge Drinking Keeps Seniors Up All Night

By Valerie Tejeda

A study finds older people who binge drink frequently are more likely to have insomnia. MORE  

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