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Marcus Wiley Joins NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Lawsuit

Former Defense Marcus Wiley Joins Lawsuit Against NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Former NFL defensive player Marcus Wiley, now an ESPN personality, has joined the NFL prescription drug abuse lawsuit, against the NFL, alleging that the league recklessly prescribed prescription drugs and painkillers to players in order to keep them in the game, … [Read more...]

Justin Bieber’s DUI Toxicology Report Shows Pills, Weed in Singer’s System

Justin Bieber Tested Positive for Marijuana, Prescription Drugs During DUI Arrest On January 23rd, teen pop idol Justin Bieber was arrested on DUI charges in Miami while reportedly drag racing. Now, his DUI toxicology report has come back, and the singer has tested positive for marijuana and prescription drugs as well. A urine sample taken … [Read more...]

Former Teacher’s Aide Charged with First Degree Murder in Overdose Deaths

Colorado Woman Charged with Accused of Giving Prescription Drugs and Causing Overdose Deaths A woman from Arapahoe County in Colorado has been charged with the overdose death of a young man found in her bed. However, according to court reports and police investigations, the suspect is responsible for many overdoses, including four deaths, over … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Overdose in Celebrities a Reflection of a Larger Epidemic

In the last several years, Heath Ledger, Britney Murphy, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson have all passed away from overdoses on prescription medications. However, the loss of these celebrities is a reflection of a larger epidemic in the United States, reports the CDC. In fact, 15,000 people died in 2008 from overdosing on prescription … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Drug abuse does not just occur with illegal drugs, in fact, prescriptions drugs can also be subject to abuse when someone uses them who is not prescribed the drug or are used in manner not prescribed by a physician. Many prescription and over the counter drugs in your medicine cabinet could be amongst the most commonly abused drugs. The Top … [Read more...]

CDC: Prescriptions Drugs Cause More Deaths than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys Many people do not realize the seriousness of prescription drug abuse. Street drugs like heroin, crack or meth have always been considered evil for decades, but prescription drugs have not had that status.  As a result, there's a tendency to take them a little less seriously. This may be the wake up call … [Read more...]

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