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Current Events

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...
February 19, 2012
DCist.com Underage drinking needs more exposureWashington Post15 Style article “Reporter balks in face of threats” should have been “Teenagers harass reporter who exposed underage drinking.” WUSA reporter Andrea...
February 17, 2012
Widely distributing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, and training people in how to use it, could save many lives, suggests a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Naloxone safely reverses the...
February 17, 2012
Entertainment news reports during the past week have centered the Nation’s attention on substance abuse, addiction, and the vital need for recovery by millions of Americans. Positive stories of recovery are all around...
February 16, 2012
A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and...
February 11, 2012
On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a good week—gone to their Narcotics Anonymous meetings and stayed out of...

 

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