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The Army will soon begin expanded testing of Soldiers for unauthorized prescription drugs, in addition to currently tested illegal substances. “We’re starting with hydrocodone and hydromorphone as the first expansion” of testing said Lt. Col. Shaun Bailey, chief of the drug testing branch at the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs. He explained that these two pain-killers are widely used, as they are found in Vicodin and other brand-named drugs.

In a country awash with poppy fields that provide up to 90 percent of the world's opium, the U.S. military struggles to keep an eye on its far-flung troops and monitor for substance abuse.

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Opioid Prescriptions High for US Soldiers Returning From Deployment

The mass drugging of US troops is one of the most underreported scandals of the modern era, with soldiers not only being used as guinea pigs in a brave new world of pharmacological experimentation, but also having their rights stripped as a result.

Twenty-year-old Katanna MacDonald, of Greenwood, died Thursday from an accidental overdose of methadone, the latest of several prescription drug deaths in the province. Police are investigating. (Facebook)

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The Drugging of the American Boy

in some school districts, tests taken by ADHD kids do not even have to be included in the overall average.

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Painkiller Opana, new scourge of rural America

One night last July, Coomer tried something new -- Opana, a powerful opioid painkiller containing oxymorphone. He overdosed and died at the age of 24.


Prescription drug abuse target of Feinstein hearing

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday turned her attention to prescription drug abuse. She chaired a hearing on the topic by the Senate Drug Caucus.

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The horror of Meth: Before-and-after pictures reveal shocking transformation in faces of users hooked on deadly drug

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Investigators from the Southwest Drug Task Force arrested William L. O’Neal, 39, on Sunday and Maris M. Moore, 26, on Tuesday. They were booked into La Plata County jail.

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Beast Beans

World famous Jelly Belly jelly beans in your favorite running backs colors, will they make you beast. In blueberry, coconut, and kiwi flavored.

Courtesy of PeaceHealth Laboratories Peggy Fitzgerald, medical technologist for PeaceHealth Laboratories in Springfield, Ore., analyzes a sample for the medical group's newly patented drug test, Patient Protect. The new test is used to determine prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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3rd Greenwich resident charged in connection with overdose death

Greenwich police have made an arrest in the death of Christopher Harris, of Riverside, who died at the age of 18 on Jan. 8, 2011, after being found unresponsive at home. Photo: Contributed Photo, Greenwich Time / Greenwich Time Contributed