As doctors crack down on the misuse of prescription painkillers, more people are turning to heroin — and dying because of it.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Stelloh chronicles the search for the lost victims of one of America’s most infamous serial killers. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
This despite the U.S. spending more than $7.6 billion trying to eradicate poppy cultivation, according to a new report.
Teachers alerted the police after noticing children holding small white bags of an unknown substance.
If you believe everything you read in the news, that is. Which – SPOILER – you shouldn’t.
A PSA apparently meant for African-Americans.
The 26-year-old call girl accused in a Google employee’s overdose death appeared in court Wednesday on charges of manslaughter, prostitution, and other drug-related charges.
The Toronto mayor on his drug use: “You name it, I pretty well covered it.”
Nothing is sacred. Not even Popsicles.
With heroin use at epidemic levels, harm reduction — a bold, long-contested approach to treating addicts — is gaining political traction. But are we ready to make it easier to shoot heroin even if it means fewer deaths?
Zohydro contains 10 times more hydrocodone than Vicodin and was approved by the Federal Drug Administration despite being condemned by its own advisory committee. Over 40 organizations are protesting the FDA’s approval of the drug.
Officers raided an address in Manhattan around 7 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a tip that a dealer who sold the late actor heroin was there, reports said. Update: An autopsy performed on Hoffman Monday was inconclusive.
In Maine, deaths attributed to heroin have quadrupled, and in Vermont, opiate addiction has skyrocketed by 770%, according to the governor.
State Police recovered 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop Friday, many were labeled “Obama Care.” Others were marked “Kurt Cobain.”
Everyone should read these books before they go to that great rehab in the sky.
Not every bad habit is all bad.
When I say that this drug is flesh-eating, I mean that it rots your skin while you’re alive and this post contains photos of what that looks like. WARNING: very graphic images.
The Australian police just busted a shipment of half a billion dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine and heroin off the coast of Thailand. The drug bust is the third largest heroin bust in Australian history and the largest ever crystal meth haul.
For the junkie nearest and dearest to your heart. Artist Ben Kling designed this series, called “Love Is The Most Powerful Drug Of All.”
If you’re going to cook up some adorable tiny pancakes, why not also be incredibly sketchy about it? (via)
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At least, that’s the prediction of a majority of respondents in a new Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll. “Fat and bald” was another popular choice. We are a pessimistic people. And why is 60 Minutes polling this?
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A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania was arrested on suspicion of burglary. After a thorough body search, authorities found an amazing array of items hidden in her vagina. Here is the full menu of vaginal contraband. Since the denominations were not announced (and for the sake of running up the score), the $55.22 were broken down into individual dollars and cents. In the race to turn body cavities into clown cars, this woman is winning.
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The soundest and most irrefutable medical advice of all time. In a follow up appointment, the patient was advised to quit being stupid.
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This girl has some serious problems with addiction.
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