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The World's Most Horrifying Drug Is Already Spreading Rapidly Across the United States

A flesh-eating drug popularized in Russia has surfaced in a Chicago suburb and has doctors scrambling to address it before it worsens the area’s already alarming heroin epidemic. 303 more words


Secret Service: Peru Top Producer of Counterfeit U.S. Dollars

Normally it’s a no-brainer to think of cocaine as the main contraband to come out of Peru, and it does make lots of money for those willing to deal with the illicit trade. 415 more words


Meningitis Outbreak in 5 States Traced to Steroid Injections

A meningitis outbreak has now reached five states, killing four people and leaving at least 30 others sick. The illness is linked to epidural steroid injections tainted with the Aspergillus fungus, and experts say the number of cases will rise, the  232 more words


Thomas Kinkade: 'Painter of Light' Died of Valium and Alcohol Overdose

It seems the “Painter of Light” had a dark side.

Thomas Kinkade, the artist whose homey, idealized images sold by the millions despite critical derision, died last month as a result of alcohol and drug use, according to a report by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office.  238 more words


Ryan Braun's Name Is Cleared, But Is He Believable?

Baseball fans are experts at many things, like cracking peanuts, stretching during the seventh inning, and making personal judgments about innocence of alleged drug cheats. Is Barry Bonds believable when he says he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs? 513 more words


Addiction Watch: If Love is a Drug, Can Music be One Too?

“If music be the food of love, play on.” We can all quote Shakespeare on music, but is it possible to literally be on music? 237 more words


Did Four Loko Send Washington Students to the Hospital?

When a group of students from Central Washington University fell ill at a party and nine of them were rushed to the hospital earlier this month, doctors originally suspected the date rape drug, Rohypnol. 257 more words