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Montana Brown, 15, died after experimenting with the synthetic drug called "N-bomb", similar to LSD. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Father In Mourning Warns Of Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

It was before last Christmas, when Eric Brown and his family’s lives changed in an instant. “It’s the phone call no parent ever wants to get.”

04/08/2014

An ambulance driver transports a patient to the hospital. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Free Synthetic Drugs Forum Being Held In Plano

Parents in McKinney just want to know how three McKinney teenagers got their hands on what’s believed to be called N-bombs, which is a synthetic form of LSD.

04/08/2014

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Police: 3 Students Overdose On “N-Bomb”

McKinney police said three teenagers — two boys and a girl — younger than 17 were rushed to two different hospitals after overdosing on drugs Saturday.

04/07/2014

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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.

04/03/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Supreme Court Won’t Stop Texas Execution Over Drug Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Federal Judge Halts 2 Texas Executions Over Drug Secrecy

The Texas attorney general’s office says it is appealing a federal judge’s order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.

04/02/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Pushes To Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.

04/01/2014

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MLB Toughens Drug Agreement Provisions

Baseball players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that year’s postseason under changes to the sport’s drug agreement announced Friday.

03/28/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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5 Texas Inmates Sickened By Synthetic Pot

Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

03/11/2014

Heroin packets, a syringe and spoon are shown. (credit: AP Graphics)

Heroin Use Reaching Epidemic Levels Across North Texas

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

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