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Morning Roundup: December 11, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Selena Gomez aids pal Demi Lovato, Oklahoma tries to nix synthetic drugs, Ohio school bus driver drives drunk, and pot-smoking Mountie charged with assault. MORE  

DEA Downplays Krokodil Sightings

By Shawn Dwyer

As media hysteria grows, the drug agency tries to tamp down reports of the infamous flesh-eating synthetic heroin infesting the U.S. MORE  

Do Drug Tests Drive People to Legal Highs?

By Victoria Kim

A study finds that many pot users turn to the synthetic variety so they can pass drug tests. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 11, 2013

By Victoria Kim

European lawmakers ban menthol cigarettes, bath salts more addictive than meth, and pregnant actress Evan Rachel Wood craves marijuana. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 28, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Ritalin could "cure" cocaine addiction, synthetic drugs make "millions" for terrorists, and Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent returns to jail after a failed drug test. MORE  

Feds Launch Biggest Ever Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The DEA seizes 770 lbs. of synthetic drugs in a sweep of 35 US states and five countries. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2013

By Victoria Kim

There are now over 280 "legal highs" in Europe, "innocent" Arizona woman held in Mexico on drug smuggling charges, and marijuana gardens linked to owl deaths. MORE  

Montreal Cops Seize Drug "40X Stronger Than Heroin"

By McCarton Ackerman

Police seize hundreds of thousands of highly-potent synthetic pills aimed at young people. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 14, 2013

By Bryan Le

Turkey considers banning booze ads, study finds "non-smoking" hotel rooms are a myth, and Tommy Chong says marijuana helped him beat cancer. MORE  

"N-Bomb" Explodes on the Drug Scene

By Sarah Beller

It's often sold as an alternative to LSD, but what is it, exactly? The Fix asks both experts and users. MORE  

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