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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...
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...
January 2, 2013
Some people in Colorado celebrated New Year’s Eve in private marijuana clubs, which were allowed for the first time under the state’s new recreational marijuana law. One such party took place in Denver’s Club 64. People...
December 14, 2012
More than 86,000 children in Kentucky are being raised by someone other than a biological parent, and prescription drug abuse is largely to blame, community leaders say. CNN reports that while it is difficult to assess...
December 13, 2012
A controversial surgical procedure being studied in China attempts to cure addiction by destroying parts of the brain’s “pleasure centers,” Time.com reports. The research is being conducted on alcoholics and people...
December 13, 2012
The number of people in Maryland who have switched from abusing prescription drugs to heroin is on the rise, resulting in an increase in heroin-related deaths, according to The Baltimore Sun. Suburban teenagers who...
December 13, 2012
Maine public officials are reporting four cases of serious infections that resulted from people injecting the synthetic drugs known as bath salts. The Portland Daily Sun reports all four patients had to be hospitalized...
December 12, 2012
The U.S. military has introduced a number of measures aimed at reducing binge drinking, NBC News reports. Service members and addiction specialists say alcohol abuse in the military is widespread. Initiatives include a...

 

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