• Demi Lovato's mom opens up about the singer's overdose and not knowing for 'two days if she was going to make it or not'
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    Taryn Ryder

    Demi Lovato's mom opens up about the singer's overdose and not knowing for 'two days if she was going to make it or not'

    Demi Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza, is breaking her silence on her daughter's overdose (with Demi's permission). For the first time, we are hearing just how serious an incident it was.

  • Princess Diana's model niece wears marijuana leaf necklace for controversial fashion shoot
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    Eliza Velk

    Princess Diana's model niece wears marijuana leaf necklace for controversial fashion shoot

    Lady Kitty Spencer raised eyebrows by modeling Bulgari's "Happy Leaves" necklace in a new fashion shoot.

  • TMZ claims Demi Lovato 'freebased' oxycodone laced with fentanyl: What does that mean, exactly?
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    Korin Miller

    TMZ claims Demi Lovato 'freebased' oxycodone laced with fentanyl: What does that mean, exactly?

    Sources tell TMZ that Demi Lovato's drug apparent overdose was fueled by a dangerous session of freebasing oxycodone mixed with fentanyl. Here's what you need to know about the dangerous practice.

  • This woman tested positive for opiates during labor because she ate a poppy seed bagel
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    Elise Solé

    This woman tested positive for opiates during labor because she ate a poppy seed bagel

    How can a basic breakfast potentially ruin someone's life? A mother in Maryland who ate a poppy seed bagel before going into labor wound up testing positive for opiates — and almost losing her newborn baby in the process.

  • Officials say this baby died hours after being breastfed
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    Korin Miller

    Officials say this baby died hours after being breastfed

    Authorities said methadone, amphetamine, and methamphetamine were found in the baby’s system.

  • Boots with a cocaine pocket are actually for sale
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    Kerry Justich

    Boots with a cocaine pocket are actually for sale

    The Dolls Kill online retailer says its customers like to test boundaries. One offering on the site does the same, and it stirred up a sarcastic response.

  • Pharmacists' Picks: 2017's Top Recommended Health Products
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    U.S. News Staff

    Pharmacists' Picks: 2017's Top Recommended Health Products

    These pharmacist-recommended over-the-counter products will make your next trip to the drugstore easier. be.

  • Mother Shares Before and After Photos of Meth Addiction, Inspires Many
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    Beth Greenfield

    Mother Shares Before and After Photos of Meth Addiction, Inspires Many

    Dejah Hall’s post about before and after drug addiction has gone viral. One mom’s shocking before-and-after photos — showing how her “disgusting” life had been ravaged by meth, cocaine, and heroin addiction — are going viral for their combo of shock and hope this week. “I was a monster,” Dejah Hall, 26, of Glendale, Ariz., told ABC 15 on Monday (video below).

  • These common medications are dangerous during pregnancy
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    Gail Johnson

    These common medications are dangerous during pregnancy

    There are a lot of things that become off limits when you’re pregnant but many Canadian women who take Accutane for severe acne don’t comply with warnings to avoid the drug during pregnancy – despite the potential to cause damage to the head, face, heart, central nervous system, and limbs of a fetus. ALSO SEE: Jillian Harris responds to being called out for drinking coffee while pregnant A new study commissioned by Health Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal points to many failures in preventing pregnancy in those who use the drug, which also goes by the name Isotretinoin.     ALSO SEE: New mother urges pregnant women to get whooping cough vaccination But it’s not the only medications that can be risky during pregnancy.  Click through the gallery above to learn about some other drugs that should be used with caution or avoided altogether during pregnancy and if you’re unsure about any other drugs, be sure to check with your doctor first before taking anything

  • Why a drug that can reverse fentanyl overdoses should be available over the counter in Canada
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    Gail Johnson

    Why a drug that can reverse fentanyl overdoses should be available over the counter in Canada

    Fentanyl deaths have become an epidemic in Canada, with police and health experts from all across the country warning the public of the drug’s devastating and potentially fatal effects. In Canada, the so-called overdose antidote is available by prescription only in a liquid form that’s administered via an intramuscular injection. Narcan works by quickly reversing the respiratory depression caused by opiates in an overdose.

  • Dad Speaks Out After 'Skittles Party' Leads to Son's Death
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    Rachel Grumman Bender

    Dad Speaks Out After 'Skittles Party' Leads to Son's Death

    “Skittles parties” may sound innocent, but they are far from it: They’re an alarming trend in which teens raid their parents’ medicine cabinets and dump the prescription and over-the-counter drugs they’ve gathered into a communal bowl. The teens then take handfuls of a random assortment of pills, often with alcohol, to get high. Several teens have overdosed after playing Russian roulette with pills at these parties, which are also known as “pharming parties.” Last month, five high school students in Marin County, California, overdosed after an apparent “Skittles party” and were taken to the hospital. He died from a drug overdose after a “Skittles party” in 2013, just days before he was supposed to head off to college.

  • The right time to talk to your kids about drugs, sex and alcohol
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    Gail Johnson

    The right time to talk to your kids about drugs, sex and alcohol

    Parents should start talking to their kids about alcohol at age nine, according to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP report, published in the journal Pediatrics, was aimed at reducing binge drinking in high school students. The reason to start talking to kids about alcohol before they even reach middle school is that, according to study authors, kids begin to develop impressions about alcohol as early as nine years old.