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Overdoses Now Leading Cause of Death of Americans Under 50

Overdoses Now Leading Cause of Death of Americans Under 50

Jun 10
According to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times, overdose deaths in 2016 likely topped 59,000 -- 19 percent more than the year before.

Pride Center Panel Discusses Substance Abuse

Pride Center Panel Discusses Substance Abuse

By John McDonald | Mar 19
The workshop was titled "Vodka, Meth, Sex...Lipitor?!: Over 40 (or 60) & Still Partying?" It was moderated by Bruce Williams, director of senior services at Pride Center.

White Supremacist Porn Actor Busted In Drug Raid

By Hunter Houston | Feb 19
Police popped a white supremacist porn actor for manufacturing and delivery of methamphetamine last week in Dallas.

Elephant Tranquilizer Blamed for Recent Wave of Heroin Overdoses

Elephant Tranquilizer Blamed for Recent Wave of Heroin Overdoses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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