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In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday. Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, […]

02/28/2014

Actor Cory Monteith (AP Photo)

Reports: ‘Glee’ plans Monteith tribute, hiatus

NEW YORK (AP) – “Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series’ deceased star, Cory Monteith. In remarks to news outlets published Saturday, Murphy said the tribute would address […]

07/20/2013

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Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

ATLANTA (AP) – Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday. “Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at […]

07/02/2013

Rx drug OD on the rise in US | VIDEO

In a new documentary, “Deadly Dose,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S.

11/14/2012