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March 23, 2015
A measure introduced by two U.S. senators would impose harsher penalties for drug dealers who provide candy-coated or flavored drugs to minors. The “Saving Kids from Candy-Flavored Drugs Act” would impose a sentence of...
March 23, 2015
A marijuana legalization measure will be on the ballot in Nevada in 2016, Time reports. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Arizona are the states most likely to join Nevada in putting legalization measures before...
March 23, 2015
A new fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight legal challenges to their smoking laws by the tobacco industry has been created by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
March 23, 2015
President Barack Obama this week said if enough states decriminalize marijuana, Congress might reschedule the drug. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, which is defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a...
March 23, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert in response to a surge in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use.
March 13, 2015
A bill introduced Tuesday by three U.S. senators would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana, The Washington Post reports.
March 13, 2015
Thousands of soldiers are turned away by Army substance abuse clinics each year, according to an investigation by USA Today.
March 13, 2015
Powdered alcohol was approved by a government agency on Tuesday, The Washington Post reports. The product, called “Palcohol,” could arrive in stores this summer. Last year the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (...
March 6, 2015
Two legislators are calling on the company that makes opioid overdose antidote naloxone to lower the price of the drug nationwide. Last month, the company, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, agreed to offer a $6 rebate per dose...
February 27, 2015
Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Alaska on Tuesday. The state is the third to legalize recreational marijuana, following the lead of Washington and Colorado.

 

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