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In Tennessee: 33% on Painkillers

With one-third of Tennesseans filling prescriptions for painkillers every year, is the noted increase in overdose deaths surprising?

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Report

Cocaine, Benzos, Amphetamines (speed), and Heroin were included in the “multi drug toxicity” said to have caused the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York City.

‘Mortal Kombat’ Ecstasy Kills Scottish Clubbers

More ecstasy pills contaminated with other drugs, killing people. This time the pills were appropriately named “Mortal Kombat”.

NekNominate Deaths

Want to keep up on the NekNomination deaths and tragedies? Look no further. We’re keeping a tally!

NekNomination: A Primer

NekNomination: a new drinking challenge game, spread by social media. If you accept the “dare”, you need to take a big risk. Sometimes, you die.

Face Biting Zombie Attack in Florida

Again out of Florida, a raging naked man attacks innocent bystanders, biting the face of one, before getting shot dead by police. Most witnesses think he was “high on something”.

Rest In Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died alone in his bathroom last night. Cause of death: deadly consequences of addiction.

Deadly “Bud Light” Heroin in New Jersey

Officials are warning consumers about what appears to be tainted heroin killing New Jersey residents. The doses are sold in wax paper folds stamped with “Bud Light” in red ink.

Prosecutor Forrest Wegge: DUI is not Wreckless Behavior (even when it kills)

Jefferson County (MO) Prosecuter Forrest Wegge thinks killing someone while driving drunk is not “reckless behavior”, so he did not pursue manslaughter charges. The victim is dead. The drunk driver got 30 days in jail.

Jiah Khan Dead : No Drugs No Alcohol

She was a celebrity, she was depressed, and she may have been despondent after a breakup. But no drugs and no alcohol were connected to Jiah Khan suicide.

Get Ready for New DUI Blood Alcohol Limit of .05%BAC

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman wants the blood alcohol concentration threshold for DUI to be ZERO, eventually. We’re not sure what that means, but apparently right now she’ll settle for 0.05% BAC.

Celebrity Suicide with Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab led the celebrity reality TV industry for years as it showcased popular and less than popular celebrities suffering under addiction. Mindy McCready’s suicide this week marks the 5th unnaturally death of a Celebrity Rehab guest in the past two years.

Bath Salts On Trial: Missouri Man Kills Own Son While High

He’s charged with second degree murder in the death of his son. Witnesses say he used bath salts, “saw things, saw people”, that he carried a gun, and even paid people cash to “stay away” so he wouldn’t shoot them. Did Bath Salts kill Patrick Goforth?

Adolescent Sleepover Ends In Accidental Heroin Overdose

Twenty-three year old Brett Cronin was charged with the murder of his family’s house guest, a 13 year old boy, during an overnight sleepover. Early reports suggest Cronin provided, and may have injected the heroin that killed the boy.

Dr. Lisa Tseng aka “Dr. Feelgood” Caught in Undercover Sting

Dr. Lisa Tseng was called “Dr. Feel Good” by agents because of her alleged high-prescribing of powerful painkillers. She’s on trial for murder. She was secretly filmed by an undercover agent seeking Oxycontin, and the video is pretty convincing.