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Category: Drug news

Kapoor Guilty in Insys Therapeutics Opioid Bribery

Kapoor Guilty in Insys Therapeutics Opioid Bribery

In the first successful prosecution of its kind, a jury found Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four co-defendants guilty of racketeering conspiracy. The verdict came Wednesday after 15 days of deliberation in a Boston court. The federal government brought charges against Kapoor and his co-defendants for allegedly operating a...

Where Does Addiction Occur in the Brain?

Where Does Addiction Occur in the Brain?

Recognizing the roots of addiction in the brain is key to understanding and addressing the substance abuse crisis affecting the United States. A recent study by scientists at Scripps Research may have located the source of alcohol cravings in the brain, further supporting addiction as a disease. But where does...

American Heart Month: How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Heart?

American Heart Month: How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Heart?

It often goes unnoticed. Your heartbeat has always been there, and as far as you’re concerned it will always be there. Many people take it for granted, thinking their body can handle anything they throw at it. The heart is responsible for your entire circulatory system. When it is weakened...

32 Million Lives Potentially Saved in New York City Drug Bust

32 Million Lives Potentially Saved in New York City Drug Bust

A well-organized drug bust in New York City ended with four people behind bars and as many as 32 million lives potentially spared from fatal overdoses. Over the course of two months, New York narcotics teams confiscated 195 pounds of Fentanyl in two separate sting operations, along with 75 pounds...

Study Finds Medical Industry Has “Weak Response” to Opioid Overdose

Study Finds Medical Industry Has "Weak Response" to Opioid Overdose

A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health uncovered disturbing new patterns in Pennsylvania’s battle against opioid abuse and overdose. When analyzing over 6,000 cases of heroin or prescription painkiller overdoses, the study found: 43 percent of heroin overdose survivors had been taking opioids prior...

‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Reveals Shocking Overdose Details in New Book

‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Reveals Shocking Overdose Details in New Book

Sigh. Life hasn’t been easy for young mother and star of MTV’s Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans. She was introduced to the world as a young teen mother-to-be on the controversial show 16 & Pregnant, where viewers watched her already troubled relationship with her son’s father, Andrew Lewis, go up...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Woods Back on the Saddle Last month, the media reported Tiger Woods’ run in with authorities when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at 2am in Jupiter, Florida. While many originally assumed he had been drinking and driving, reports confirmed that Woods was under the...

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

When Carrie Fisher passed on December 27, 2016, the world was in shock and in mourning. Beyond her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie made her mark on the world as a brilliant comedian and outspoken mental health and women’s rights activist. Her untimely death...

Tipsy Tiger? Tiger Woods Allegedly Arrested For DUI

Tipsy Tiger? Tiger Woods Allegedly Arrested For DUI

Things have been relatively quiet for world-renowned golfer Tiger Woods. After the scandal surrounding his divorce and multiple alleged affairs, Tiger has spent the last few years attempting to repair his public image and reputation. His life has been relatively quiet once our attention moved to the next big celebrity...