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Elephant Tranquilizer Blamed for Recent Wave of Heroin Overdoses

HEALTH | Aug 28
Addicts often don't know what is mixed into the heroin they've picked up from their dealer.

Study: Insurers' Spending on Costly Meds Soared from 2003-14

FINANCE | Jul 8
A new study finds that insurers' spending on very expensive prescription drugs nearly quadrupled in the U.S. from 2003 through 2014, while the number of such prescriptions filled tripled over that stretch.

New Synthetic Drug U-47700 Has States Rushing to Stop Spread

LEGAL | By Bill Draper | Jun 7
A new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least 50 deaths nationwide has several states scrambling to stop its spread, with Kansas law enforcement agencies seeking an emergency ban.

House Panel Approves Bipartisan Drug-Abuse Legislation

LEGAL | By Alam Fram | Apr 29
The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.

Ebola Meth? Police Joke Nets At Least 1 Drug Arrest

PERSONAL TECH | By Nomaan Merchant | Mar 30
The joke has shown up on some police department Facebook pages: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by the police station for testing because the drugs might somehow contain Ebola.

Mexico Seizes Load of Meth Lollipops Headed for Nebraska

LEGAL | Feb 16
Police at Mexico City's international airport have found a load of lollipops with each piece of candy containing a capsule of methamphetamine.

Effort to Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff Opposition

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 19
A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.

A New Direction on Drugs

NATIONAL | Dec 16
Top drug official Michael Botticelli says the old war on drugs is all wrong, and wants to refocus the country's drug policy.

Multiple Factors Cause High Prescription Drug Prices in US

CORPORATE | By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 26
Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.

amfAR Examines Controversial Pricing of Hep C Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 23
While the new drugs have made curing HCV easier and more effective, amfAR's new report finds that the aggressive pricing of the treatments will place an unjustifiable and unsustainable burden on healthcare systems in the U.S. and around the world.

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