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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.

The Postman Always Brings Meth

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 23
A veteran mail carrier was arrested last week while driving along his route in Texas, when police busted him distributing methamphetamine along with the mail.

In-Depth: The Crystal Meth Epidemic Makes Comeback in Gay Community

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Oct 21
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of methamphetamine use in the gay community; some have even called it an epidemic.

Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic nearly a half lb of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.

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