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March 6, 2012
Thank you for that kind introduction.   I am delighted to be here today.  This is the third year I’ve had the opportunity to join the National Congress of American Indians and I’ve been proud to see the...
March 1, 2012
House Speaker Greg Stumbo's legislation to make it easier for law enforcement to find and stop prescription drug abusepassed the House's Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon. “This is a major step forward for an...
February 29, 2012
This Administration is determined to do everything we can to warn young people about the dangers of smoking, which remains the leading cause of preventable death in America.  This public health initiative will be...
February 27, 2012
Almost two dozen states are considering measures that would require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing, the Associated Press reports.Although the measures are popular because of a perception that people on...
February 27, 2012
A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.The programs have been cut due to budgetary problems, even though they have been...
February 27, 2012
Medicare and private health insurance companies pass on the cost of prescription drug abuse to consumers in the form of higher premiums, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.According to a 2007 report by...
February 27, 2012
Marines may be required to take Breathalyzer tests as part of an overall wellness program expected to be announced by U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. The Marine Corps Times reports the program, called the “21st Century...
February 27, 2012
The White House drug czar described the prescription drug abuse epidemic that's ravaging the Appalachians as "simply heartbreaking" in a meeting with governors from the region on Sunday. National Drug Control Policy...
February 24, 2012
During a live chat session on Twitter, members of the CDC discussed the growing problem of prescription opioid abuse and ways clinicians and patients can fight back. Medscape Medical News
February 22, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE — It’s Saturday night at Boylan Heights, one of the largest bars near the University of Virginia, and the upscale burger joint undergoes a transformation. In the upstairs dining room, the music is turned...

 

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