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May 18, 2012
Title: Fewer U.S. Teens and Young Adults SmokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2012 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
May 17, 2012
A new government report suggests that treating drug use as a public health issue could lead to reduced crime rates. The annual report by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy finds illegal drugs play a...
April 22, 2012
Kentucky lawmakers have passed a measure that's intended to curb prescription drug abuse in a state where more people are dying from overdoses than car wrecks. A compromise passed by the House and Senate would require...
April 20, 2012
Officials at the University of Colorado-Boulder are trying to prevent thousands of people from gathering on campus today for the annual 4/20 marijuana celebration. They have spread smelly fish-based fertilizer on campus...
April 19, 2012
A report by the General Accountability Office (GAO) finds sales of pipe tobacco surged after the federal government imposed a 2,000 percent increase in taxes on roll-your-own tobacco and small cigars.Forbes reports that...
April 19, 2012
The Obama Administration has chosen the middle ground with its new drug control policy, advocating treatment over tough sentencing. The approach, unveiled Tuesday, rejects both the harsh "war on drugs" approach,...
April 18, 2012
Butte Silver-Bow police are worried about an increase in prescription drug abuse in teens as young as 13-years-old. According to police, the problem's serious enough that law enforcement is teaming up with schools and...
April 18, 2012
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in two cases involving different sentencing rules for sellers of crack and powder cocaine. This issue is one of the greatest controversies in American criminal law, according...
April 17, 2012
The Obama Administration’s 2012 Drug Control Strategy, released Tuesday, advocates diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment. The White House also advises increasing support for reentry programs that help...
April 10, 2012
In a small but increasing number of cases, lawyers defending soldiers are blaming the U.S. military’s heavy use of psychotropic drugs for their clients’ abnormal behavior and related health issues, according to the Los...

 

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