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White House Drops Plan to Limit Medicare Coverage for Certain Drugs

By Paul Gaita

President Obama staved off a potentially brutal fight with Republicans over changes in Medicare's prescription drug benefit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

MADD opposes lowering drunk driving limit, drugs and prostitution ring busted at New Jersey senior home, and marijuana-like medicine could treat PTSD. MORE  

TV Addiction Ups Diabetes Risk

By Valerie Tejeda

Every hour spent watching television increases the risk of type 2 diabetes for seniors, shows a new study. MORE  

Senior Binge Drinkers Risk Cognitive Decline

By Valerie Tejeda

Adults 65 and older who drink heavily may be at a higher risk for dementia, a new study suggests. MORE  

Unexpected Drugs Bring Seniors to ER

By Jed Bickman

Failures to administer and monitor drugs properly have a heavy human cost. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Addiction Among Seniors to Triple by 2020, IRS Ruling Frightens Medical Marijuana Industry, and Dutch Drunk Drivers Will Get Detector Locks on Their Cars. MORE  

Drugging the Elderly

By Dirk Hanson

Why seniors take too many of the wrong medications at the wrong dose. MORE  

Ganja-Smoking Grandparents Stir Up Trouble in California

By Dirk Hanson

Dispute over retirement village gardening pits medical marijuana retirees against “old-timers.” MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

An Epidemic of Elderly Addicts, Iran's Lucrative "War on Drugs," and Martin Sheen Channels Bill W. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Russell Brand's Arthur Tanks, Australia's Alcohol Angst, Why Mushrooms Might Cure Depression, and The Science of Self Control. MORE  

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Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

8/29/14 7:30pm
Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

8/29/14 5:30pm
Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

8/29/14 3:30pm
New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

8/29/14 1:00pm
Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

8/29/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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