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Fashion Inspired by Rx Drugs? Mary Kate and Ashley's Pill Bag

Sara Bellum
December 11, 2012

Child actresses turned luxury fashion designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen recently announced the release of patent Nile crocodile skin backpacks, some of which are covered with fake prescription drugs, as part of their fashion line. Read More »

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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong: More News We'd Rather Not Have

Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch
September 18, 2012

Hello, you last heard from me when Michael Jackson died, although I’m behind the scenes at NIDA almost every day. Read More »

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Elton John

Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

Sara Bellum
August 22, 2012

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

Sara Bellum
April 25, 2012

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Legendary Singer Dies After Struggle With Addiction

Sara Bellum
February 22, 2012

On February 12, the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards paid tribute to music legend Whitney Houston, who died the previous night at the young age of 48. Read More »

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