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March 13, 2015
Powdered alcohol was approved by a government agency on Tuesday, The Washington Post reports. The product, called “Palcohol,” could arrive in stores this summer. Last year the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (...
March 6, 2015
Two legislators are calling on the company that makes opioid overdose antidote naloxone to lower the price of the drug nationwide. Last month, the company, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, agreed to offer a $6 rebate per dose...
February 27, 2015
Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Alaska on Tuesday. The state is the third to legalize recreational marijuana, following the lead of Washington and Colorado.
February 27, 2015
Schools in Colorado are grappling with how to educate students about the health consequences of marijuana, now that recreational use of the drug is legal for adults. The state Department of Education has not changed its...
February 27, 2015
Although alcohol in powdered form has been around for decades – long before a 1976 patent for it was issued to the General Foods Corporation[1] – the announcement of a new product tabbed for the market has pushed the...
February 27, 2015
Residents of the District of Columbia will be able to legally possess small amounts of marijuana starting Thursday, Reuters reports. District of Columbia voters approved an initiative in November to legalize possession...
February 27, 2015
A large government study on tobacco use, scheduled to be released Thursday, is unlikely to provide many details about e-cigarette use, experts say. The lack of data will make it more difficult to set policies about e-...
February 20, 2015
Schools in some states have started to categorize e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia, instead of tobacco products, according to the Associated Press. Students caught with e-cigarettes in these schools are punished more...
February 20, 2015
A growing number of television shows are depicting marijuana use, The Wall Street Journal reports. Marijuana is being written into story lines of dramas and comedies, and new reality shows are being created about the...
February 20, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider this spring whether the smokeless tobacco known as snus is less harmful than cigarettes.

 

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