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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...
March 14, 2013
A task force in Colorado has issued recommendations on how to regulate marijuana, now that recreational use of the drug has been legalized. The final regulations will be made by state legislators, according to The...
March 13, 2013
The Meth Project Joins Forces with The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Read more about how the Meth Project’s public education programs in schools, advertising campaigns and family of websites are now a part of The...

 

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