Cough Syrup Pulled from Shelves Thanks to Justin Bieber

Add another black mark to the Biebs’ reputation.  Actavis, makers of a potent high-end cough syrup, have pulled the product from the market because it’s become a drug of choice for Bieber, Soulja Boy and a bunch of other singers/rappers.  It’s so popular that a pint bottle sells for around $800 on the street.

What’s the attraction?  Actavis contains codeine, which offers a cheap high.  The company says they don’t need the grief that comes with how certain artists are glamorizing its stuff.

The price has now shot through the roof, of course.  TMZ says that one rapper offered his dealer $100,000 to secure as much as he could before it disappeared forever.  Meanwhile, Justin is going to have to find a replacement for his Sizzurp.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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