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Current Events

October 10, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to rehear a case about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirement that tobacco companies place graphic labels on cigarette packages to warn about...
October 10, 2012
The 27th annual “Red Ribbon Week,” October 23-31, will raise awareness about drug prevention around the country. Families can get involved this year by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods, and...
October 10, 2012
The scientific nonprofit group that sets standards for medicine safety is proposing reworking and standardizing medication labels, in an effort to reduce potentially dangerous medication mix-ups. The U.S. Pharmacopeial...
October 10, 2012
Marines cited for drunk driving and other drinking-related incidents will be required to participate in a new program that focuses on early intervention, according to the Marine Corps Times. The “Prime for Life” program...
October 4, 2012
October is Bullying Prevention Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a busy and important time for prevention efforts.  On the surface, bullying and youth substance use may seem like separate...
October 2, 2012
This October marks the second annual National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in individual and community health and to remember those who lost...
September 24, 2012
A growing number of middle schools are requiring that students submit to drug testing, The New York Times reports. Students are being asked to provide a urine sample to participate in sports, or even in extracurricular...
September 24, 2012
Polls suggest there is substantial voter support for initiatives in Colorado and Washington that would allow recreational use of marijuana, according to The Wall Street Journal. Voters in Oregon, where a similar measure...
September 21, 2012
Teenagers can purchase alcohol on eBay, according to an investigation by the news show “20/20.” The website prohibits the sale of all alcohol, except for some wines, but allows the sale of collectible alcohol containers...
September 20, 2012
UT police say there have been an increased number of citations issued for underage drinking and an increase in the number of medical issues involving alcohol, compared to last year. "When I see reports of people being...

 

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