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August 12th, 2014
12:04 AM ET

Was Robin Williams' heart surgery a factor in his depression?

Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses the link between cardiac disease and depression. He looks back at Robin Williams' own statements about feeling vulnerable following heart surgery.

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Filed under: Dr. Drew Pinsky • Robin Williams
January 30th, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Dr. Drew on Justin Bieber: There is a recklessness to the combination of medicines here

Police documents show that Justin Bieber tested positive for pot, Xanax and alcohol the night he was arrested in Miami Beach. Less than a week later he was turning himself in at a Toronto police station, where he was charged with assault. Back in California he's under investigation for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbor's house. Anderson discussed all of this with Dr. Drew.

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Filed under: Dr. Drew Pinsky • Justin Bieber
January 23rd, 2014
10:05 PM ET

What's next for Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber is now charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. The 19-year-old pop star’s arrest is just the latest in a string of recent public missteps. Anderson discussed Bieber's troubles with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Dr. Drew Pinsky • Justin Bieber • Mark Geragos
January 8th, 2014
12:42 AM ET

Gone to Pot: Is marijuana addictive?

Some substance abuse experts are afraid that Colorado's new marijuana law will lead to a rise in addiction. Gary Tuchman reports.

Plus, Dr. Drew and Carl Hart, Columbia University psychology professor and author of "High Price", debate whether pot is a gateway drug.

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Dr. Drew • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Gary Tuchman • Gone to Pot • Marijuana
December 11th, 2013
09:30 PM ET

Teen drunk driver uses "affluenza" defense after deadly crash

Outrage after a 16-year old drunk driver escapes jail time for killing four people last June. At the time of the crash Ethan Couch's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit and he was speeding. The teen was facing four counts of manslaughter and up to 20 years behind bars. But a judge sentenced him to ten years of probation after his lawyers argued that he was a victim of his family's wealth. An expert witness they put on the stand termed it "affluenza," and the judge bought the argument. Randi Kaye has the story.

Eric Boyles' wife and daughter were killed by the car Ethan Couch was driving. This is the first time he is speaking publicly about what happened.

Anderson discussed this case with Dr. Drew Pinsky along with CNN Legal Analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.

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Filed under: "Affluenza" • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Mark Geragos • Randi Kaye • Sunny Hostin
October 31st, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Is anger management rehab even a real thing?

Singer Chris Brown is checking into rehab after his latest arrest. There is no indication he has a substance abuse problem. He's reportedly entering rehab for anger management. Brown is currently on probation for beating up his former girlfriend Rihanna. Dr Drew Pinsky joins the panel to weigh in on rehab for anger management vs. substance abuse.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Ana Navarro • Andrew Sullivan • Charles Blow • Chris Brown • Dr. Drew Pinsky
October 30th, 2013
11:53 PM ET

Secretary Sebelius testifies about Obamacare: "she tried to fall on her sword"

That's how New York Times columnist Charles Blow described what happened in today's House hearing on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Secretary Sebelius took responsibility for the problems plaguing the law's implantation. President Obama offered a similar message at a healthcare event in Boston today. The AC360 Later panel debates how Americans considering enrolling for coverage are viewing all of this.
October 30th, 2013
12:46 AM ET

Schools sending "fat letters" home with obese children

Across the country, 18 states are sending home so-called "fat letters" to alert parents their child's body mass index is unhealthy and doesn't make the grade. The notices are part of an effort to fight childhood obesity. There are plenty of parents who are angry. Just two weeks ago, Massachusetts stopped sending them home with kids due to concerns over self esteem and bullying. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni joins the panel and talks about his struggle with weight as a child.

Filed under: AC360 Later • Ana Navarro • Andrew Sullivan • Charles Blow • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Frank Bruni
October 30th, 2013
12:45 AM ET

Is it time to legalize marijuana?

For the first time, a recent Gallup poll finds a majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. The panel takes a look at what's happening in states like Colorado and Washington where recreational use of the drug is already legal. Dr. Drew joins the panel to talk about the medical value of cannabis.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Ana Navarro • Andrew Sullivan • Charles Blow • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Frank Bruni • Marijuana
October 4th, 2013
02:14 AM ET

Millions in health care limbo

A new analysis by the New York Times says there are millions of poor Americans stuck in a health care limbo. Their income too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to qualify for federal help in the new health exchanges under Obamacare. Dr. Drew Pinsky joins the panel to discuss what this means.


Filed under: AC360 Later • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Health Care
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