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Millions Receiving Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses

“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.

09/18/2013

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St. Louis Police Release Latest ‘Most Wanted’ List

The suspects’ crimes range from drug crimes to property crimes, such as burglary, to gun crimes such as unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

09/17/2013

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Local Drug Expert Warns of ‘Crazy Clown’

The Centers for Disease Control began investigating the drug, a handful of innocent-looking herbs sealed in small packet, after it sent eight users in Georgia to a hospital.

09/11/2013

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Study Finds Genetic Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders

Washington University researcher Dr. Melissa Munn-Chernoff found there are some shared genetic risk factors for those who have a dependence on alcohol and those with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

08/22/2013

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U.S. Attorney Callahan Supports Lesser Drug Penalties

“The prison population has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years,” he said. “The War on Drugs is 35 years old and trying to measure the progress of it, there isn’t much to measure.”

08/13/2013

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Meet the Midwest’s New Heroin Users: Suburban Adults

“Regions that have never been affected by heroin overdose deaths are now seeing a large number of them because the user population is expanding dramatically,” says the DEA’s James Schroba.

07/22/2013

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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Role in Cocaine Ring

According to federal prosecutors, Mario Orduna pleaded guilty on April 11. He is the thirtieth member of the distribution ring to be convicted and sentenced.

07/19/2013

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St. Clair Co. Protestors Call For Drug Testing Of Public Officials

Crowd carries signs reading things like “Justice should be blind…not high or drunk”.

07/09/2013

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Drug Dealer in St. Clair County Judge’s Death Seeks Jail Release

34-year-old Sean McGilvery is accused of conspiring with two others to buy drugs for resale in the Belleville area. Judge Joe Christ died when he and a former judge were using the drugs.

06/12/2013

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East St. Louis City Employees Test Positive for Drugs

It was a detective indicted as part of a heroin trafficking ring that lit the fire of East St. Louis Alvin Parks to conduct the random drug tests.

05/22/2013

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