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Drug Addiction

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Doctor Warns Of ‘Drug Dealer’s Dream’ Painkiller Made Of Pure Hydrocodone

A new opioid painkiller with five to ten times the power of Vicodin has ER doctors worried about a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

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Lamar Odom Gets 3 Years Probation After Pleading No-Contest To DUI

Former Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence.

12/09/2013

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Expert: Jackson Doctor Unqualified In Many Areas

Michael Jackson’s doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer’s mother told a jury Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/07/2013

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Testimony: Family Tried Intervention For Jackson

A police detective has testified that Michael Jackson’s mother told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers.

05/02/2013

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Doctor Used Patients’ Identities To Get Prescriptions For More Than 30,000 Pills

A Coachella Valley doctor pleased guilty to 272 felony charges after stealing patients’ identifies and falsifying prescriptions.

04/22/2011

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Judge: Jury Won’t Get Some Charges In Smith Case

The judge in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case, often critical of charges lodged by the prosecution, indicated for the first time Monday he will block some of the charges from going to the jury.

09/20/2010

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