The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-files-1-billion-lawsuit-against-oxycontin-maker <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/oxycontin%2010mg.jpg?itok=ZA1YuVFB" alt="" /><p>The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-files-1-billion-lawsuit-against-oxycontin-maker Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant http://www.thefix.com/content/yonkers-police-officers-charged-lying-about-drugs-obtain-search-warrant <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/yonkers%20cops.jpg?itok=i92GOAJ8" alt="" /><p>Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/yonkers-police-officers-charged-lying-about-drugs-obtain-search-warrant Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash http://www.thefix.com/content/toys-r-us-sells-%E2%80%98breaking-bad%E2%80%99-figurines-come-bags-meth-cash <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/breaking%20bad%20figurine.jpg?itok=yr86uPn7" alt="" /><p>A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/toys-r-us-sells-%E2%80%98breaking-bad%E2%80%99-figurines-come-bags-meth-cash California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes http://www.thefix.com/content/california-doctors-face-mandatory-drug-testing-if-prop-46-passes <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drunk%20doctors.jpg?itok=R6RXK20i" alt="" /><p>Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/california-doctors-face-mandatory-drug-testing-if-prop-46-passes Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles http://www.thefix.com/content/facebook-slams-fda-over-fake-profiles <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dislike%20button.jpg?itok=PxkQDHzo" alt="" /><p>The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/facebook-slams-fda-over-fake-profiles Steven Tyler Addresses Maui Drug Court Graduates http://www.thefix.com/content/aerosmiths-steven-tyler-addresses-maui-drug-court-graduates <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/steven%20tyler2013.jpg?itok=sKhm3KDM" alt="" /><p>The Aerosmith frontman said he was 'nervous' and 'fighting' addiction every day.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/aerosmiths-steven-tyler-addresses-maui-drug-court-graduates Morning Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-21-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/boris%20johnson.jpg?itok=o8VOlGsX" alt="" /><p><strong>London mayor</strong> regrets snorting sugar instead of cocaine, Google exec killer says <strong>heroin overdose</strong> was accidental, and Ole Miss fan <strong>drunkenly interviews</strong> quarterback.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-21-2014 Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles http://www.thefix.com/content/colorado-officials-now-want-ban-edibles <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pot%20brownie%20w%20leaf.jpg?itok=foAzlXoX" alt="" /><p>Despite the overall success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, state officials want to roll back part of the law by calling for a near-total ban on weed edibles.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/colorado-officials-now-want-ban-edibles United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading http://www.thefix.com/content/un-says-illegal-meth-manufacturing-spreading <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/crystal%20meth%20bag.jpg?itok=UtKEcZeD" alt="" /><p>Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/un-says-illegal-meth-manufacturing-spreading Brain Abnormalities In Gamblers Different From Drug Addicts http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-abnormalities-problem-gamblers-different-drug-addicts <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/rolling%20dice.jpg?itok=swy9Ig9b" alt="" /><p>A new study has shown that gambling addicts don't have the same brain alterations as abusers of cocaine or heroin.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-abnormalities-problem-gamblers-different-drug-addicts