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April 24, 2013
Legislators in Colorado are considering a measure that would create a task force to look at whether gun restrictions should be instituted for people with substance abuse problems or mental illness. The task force would...
April 5, 2013
The majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The findings represent a shift in public opinion, particularly among young people, Reuters reports....
April 5, 2013
A bill that would allow doctors to prescribe the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone is expected to be signed this summer by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Cincinnati.com reports. The bill also would allow pharmacists...
April 4, 2013
CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $11 million, in order to settle civil charges for violating the Controlled Substances Act at pharmacies in Oklahoma, according to USA Today. The Justice Department announced the company...
April 4, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled a new series of anti-smoking ads designed to appeal to people’s emotions. They follow anti-smoking ads released last year, which the CDC said had a...
March 27, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police must first obtain a search warrant before bringing drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect’s property to look for evidence, the Associated Press reports. The decision...
March 27, 2013
Eighty percent of Border Patrol drug arrests in recent years involved American citizens, according to a new report. The findings are contrary to public perceptions that most drug couriers are Mexican, according to ABC...
March 25, 2013
~ Multi-Year Effort Will Help Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicines by 2017 ~  New York, NY, March 25, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen...
March 22, 2013
The Florida House Judiciary Committee this week passed a bill that would add 27 substances to the list of controlled substances that are banned in the state. The bill aims to make it more difficult for makers of...
March 21, 2013
Officials in Washington state have chosen a think tank to help them set up and regulate its new marijuana market, Reuters reports. Botec Analysis Corp., based in Massachusetts, specializes in crime and drug policy. The...

 

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