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Drunk Canadian Swims From Ontario to Detroit

By May Wilkerson

After fulfilling a lifelong goal, his intercontinental swim was disrupted by a rescue mission. MORE  

North America Making Massive Amounts of Meth

By McCarton Ackerman

The world's meth supply is skyrocketing, with most of it made in the US and Mexico, says the UN. MORE  

What Rx Painkillers Cost the US

By Bryan Le

The numbers starkly illustrate the financial and human costs of the "opioid economy." MORE  

US Funds Cigarette-Smoke Detecting Underwear

By Bryan Le

Not satisfied with self-reported statistics, researchers develop an intimate way to track smoking habits. MORE  

Obama Vows to Stand by Mexico on Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

During his visit to Mexico, Obama focuses on the economy and downplays recent tensions. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 23, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexicans fleeing drug violence seek asylum in the US, marijuana pill could relieve more pain, and Amanda Bynes tries to smoke weed at the gym. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 16, 2013

By Bryan Le

Mexico wants to "soften" drug war language, heroin spreads through US suburbs, and Snoop Lion and Ke$ha puff puff pass at the MTV Movie Awards. MORE  

"Benzo Fury" Is Legal, But Ragingly Addictive

By McCarton Ackerman

The popular synthetic club drug is as addictive as cocaine, researchers warn. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Chile bans indoor smoking, nicotine addiction may be genetic, and Connecticut "Meth Priest" to plead guilty to drug charges.   MORE  

Venezuela Hosts More Traffickers Than It Admits

By May Wilkerson

Corruption and deceit mean Venezuela's role as major drug hub is under-reported. MORE  

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Synthetic 'Spice' Wreaking Havoc Across Russia

Use of the popular synthetic weed has spread across the globe, causing the same problems overseas as it does in the U.S.

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Islamic State Reportedly Using Drug Trade To Fund Operations

Despite drugs being expressly forbidden, the Islamic militants may have seized upon trafficking routes once used by Al-Qaeda.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 22, 2014

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon heading to rehab, Murietta mayor resigns after DUI crash, and man arrested after leaving 'smelly' bag of drugs on bus.

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller.

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Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant

Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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