Missouri Mother Sentenced to 17 Years in Toddler's DeathKertz told police she had taken Vicodin, morphine and Xanax pills and used methamphetamine in the hours before she nursed her son and had given him an herbal supplement to help him sleep.
Hydrocodone Dropped to 30-Day Prescription Due to AbuseThose who need hydrocodone medications for pain relief now have to jump through a few more hoops to get them.
Parents Testify At Public Heroin Hearing During the public heroin hearing Friday, parents gave personal testimonials of their children's addiction.
Parents, Law Enforcement Discuss Heroin ProblemLaw enforcement, drug counseling experts and ordinary people whose lives have been wrecked by the drug came together for the hearing.
Marijuana Use by Teens on the Rise A new survey finds nearly 1 in 10 teens lights up at least 20 or more times a month.
Painkiller Abuse Skyrockets NationwideMidwest DEA's Scott Collier says Missouri lawmakers have refused to establish a prescription drug monitoring program.
Illinois Senator Joins Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse The legislation targets doctors, clinics and pharmacies that prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics inappropriately.

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