16 hrs ago
National Public Radio
Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed
When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose in February, the New York City medical examiner ruled that his death was the result of "acute mixed drug intoxication."
20 hrs ago
Sleep Aids and Anti-Anxiety Meds Can Kill: A New Study
Sleep aids are a more than $2 billion per year industry. Forecasts predict that global prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines will reach $5.9 billion per year by 2017.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The New York Observer
Couple Creates the Most Intense 'Save the Date' Video EverBut Why?
As someone who will remember the last year with absolutely zero fond memories of planning their own nuptials, I feel a personal heart palpitation every time I read an essay about how shitty it is to be a bridesmaid , how much money destination weddings cost friends and family , and generally what an imposition I'm being .
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Growing Evidence That A Party Drug Can Help Severe Depression
Teens call it "Special K," a club drug that produces hallucinatory out-of-body effects.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
SeaWorld whales 'pumped with Valium and Xanax to control behavior'
Chile hit by tsunami: At least five dead and 300 inmates escaped as six foot waves triggered by 8.2 magnitude quake cause chaos Widow trying to sell family home of 40 years finds she doesn't own the $1.2million property after wealthy investor bought her debt for $3,300 'I am deeply sorry': GM CEO apologizes to victims' families and tells Congress ... (more)
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Sleeping Pills Are Killing Yo
A new report says patients who take drugs like Xanax, Valium, and Ambien have a higher risk of dying.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Benjamin Black sentencing hearing resumes today
Larry Ranken listens to Benjamin Black's prepared statement during a sentencing hearing for Black at the Kane County Courthouse on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Rahway woman accused of texting before fatal crash dies on Staten Island
Jennifer Sahoye, 35, was found dead on Staten Island last month. She was facing a vehicular homicide charge for the October 2013 death of Carlos Carvalho, a 58-year-old welder from Elizabeth.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
FOX 4 Now
Traffic stop leads to Charlotte County drug arrests
A traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a Lee County man and a Hendry County woman on several drug released charges.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Matt Reed: When your witness is a drug popper
If a judge had suspended or revoked Nancy Chancey's driver's license after her most recent traffic stops -- a tactic that seemed to work once before -- it might have prevented her from crashing at 100 mph on State Road A1A, killing herself and a local surfer in Indialantic, last month.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
The most addictive prescription drugs on the market
Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered by a pharmacy, that doesn't mean they are safe for everyone.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Prescription drug overdose comp dispute goes to Calif. high court
The California Supreme Court is set to consider whether the death of an injured worker from a prescription drug overdose was compensable under the state's workers compensation law.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Fatal DUI sentencing hearing continued to Wednesday
Tonda Ranken, mother of Matthew Ranken, and her mother, Arlene Scott , cry Thursday during a sentencing hearing for Benjamin Black at the Kane County Courthouse.
Breaking Expectations: Mary Jane, er Pot, er, weed. I don't know.
I'm not going to lie. I've smoked it a few times, for curiosity purposes, as a way to eliminate peer pressure and to see if it really would make me less anxious.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
KRCG-TV Jefferson City
Man fights "invisible epidemic" with education
Westminster track and field coach Jim Marshall's son, Cody, was just 20 years old when he passed away on September 27, 2011; he had been in a coma for three days after overdosing on heroin, Xanax and K2.
Three Athens residents indicted for federal prescription drug fraud
The four suspects are accused of fraudulently obtaining thousands of prescription pills that included painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, and the anxiety medication alprazolam, Michael J. Moore, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia noted in a Wednesday media release.
Mon Mar 17, 2014
The Indianapolis Star
Prescription drug abuse an all-too familiar story
Prescription drug abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions in Indiana and nationwide.