Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of painkiller OxyContin, will pay $634.5 million in fines for saying the drug is less addictive than other pain medications. The lead prosecutor in the case and a drug safety advocate discuss the plea agreement.
NewsHour essayist Anne Taylor Fleming shares some thoughts about rehabilitation following addiction and its effects on families.
President Bush's signing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act bans the use of credit cards, checks, and electronic transfers to place bets on gambling websites on the internet. Analysts discuss the implication of the recent law.
For decades, far more U.S. males than females have been substance abusers, but the gender gap is now shrinking. An encore report looks at the growing dependency in woman and the approaches to treat the problem.
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