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Jenny McCarthy Kicked Vicodin

By Jennifer Blue

The actress tells of her pill addiction, and other drug-fueled tales from the Playboy mansion. MORE  

Batman Killer: The Drug Angle

By Valerie Tejeda

James Holmes reportedly took Vicodin before he opened fire on moviegoers. MORE  

Stressed Students Abuse Painkillers to Cope

By Valerie Tejeda

College students frequently share prescriptions and try to self-medicate for stress and depression. MORE  

Major Oxy Distributor Forced to Shutter Florida Pill Mill

By Dirk Hanson

Today the DEA imposed a two-year suspension on Cardinal Health, the second largest distributor of the powerful painkillers. MORE  

Staggering New Painkiller Sales Figures

By McCarton Ackerman

In 2010, US pharmacies dispensed enough pure oxycodone to give everyone in the country 40 five-milligram Percocets each. MORE  

Big Pharma Under Fire in Florida

By Carmela Kelly

Pharmacists in the Sunshine State claim that Cardinal Health cut off pain meds without warning.  DEA warns of "danger" to the public. MORE  

The Truth About Whitney Houston and Xanax

By Walter Armstrong

A lethal combination of benzos and booze may have killed Whitney Houston. Is one of the most over-prescribed (and profitable) drugs in America really that dangerous? 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  

The Innocent Victims of America's Painkiller Panic

By Maia Szalavitz

A surge in abuse has lead to a nationwide crackdown on pain meds. But while only 1% of legitimate patients get hooked,  many doctors treat ailing patients like criminals, while actual addicts get off scot-free. MORE  

"Obama-care" Exposes Big Pharma's Dollars to Doctors

By Walter Armstrong

Obama'a new healthcare bill casts new light on a shadowy subject: Big Pharma's longtime practice of paying millions in bribes to physicians.  MORE  

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