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Current Events

February 28, 2013
Two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize medical marijuana are being debated in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Supporters of each amendment are trying to gather 385,245 signatures of registered...
January 30, 2013
The keynote address at last week’s 2013 Public Health Law research (PHLR) annual meeting was from Pamela Hyde, JD, administrator of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. View the Q&A...
January 25, 2013
Emergency room visits involving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, according to a new government report. The number of visits involving ADHD medications that were...
January 25, 2013
This fall, seven of the eight Ivy League universities introduced new alcohol policies in an effort to combat high-risk drinking, the Yale Daily News reports. The new policies at Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth,...
January 18, 2013
Once the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented in 2014, access to effective health care services for addiction will improve dramatically, according to Faces & Voices of Recovery. In an issue brief, the...
January 18, 2013
Three federal legislators have sent letters to 14 marketers of energy drinks, asking for information about the products’ ingredients and for studies showing their risks and benefits to youth, The New York Times reports...
January 11, 2013
Mayor Gray Announces New 'Department of Behavioral Health'CBS LocalLANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- A new 'Department of Behavioral Health' will integrate treatment and services for D.C. residents with both mental...
January 11, 2013
New York City public hospitals will restrict prescriptions of some powerful painkillers in their emergency rooms, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday. The new policy is designed to cut down on prescription drug...
January 11, 2013
Major League Baseball and its players union announced they have reached an agreement to conduct in-season blood testing of players for human growth hormone. Players also will be tested for synthetic testosterone, which...
January 10, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon consider whether prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone should be more tightly regulated, as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has urged, USA Today...

 

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