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January 20, 2012
The pipeline of prescription painkillers from Florida to Kentucky has started to close off, the attorneys general of both states announced this week. They attributed the slowdown in illegal pill trafficking to new rules...
January 19, 2012
Hawaii was one of only four states to receive all passing grades on the American Lung Association’s annual report grading the states for their efforts on tobacco control. Hawaii received an “A” for smoke-free air...
January 17, 2012
  Fresno County Projects Address Teen Drug AbuseCalifornia Healthlineby Alice Daniel, California Healthline Regional Correspondent FRESNO -- Teenage prescription drug abuse is on the rise in California, so...
January 16, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that binge drinking, usually associated with young people, seems to be an issue among adults as well. And the University of Connecticut recently found Dr. Dipak...
January 16, 2012
Setting limits for drug-driving may prove tricky. A total ban, plus anti-drug campaigns for children, looks like the best solution, says Duncan Vernon.
January 13, 2012
A toddler sits silently amid the squalid interior of his modest home. Jack longs for food, but the shelves have not been stocked in days. What little money that was available has been used to feed the addiction of his...
January 13, 2012
Princess Cruise Lines will ban smoking in its staterooms and balconies starting Monday. While more cruise lines are banning cigarettes, policies on e-cigarettes vary among the cruise lines, the Sun-Sentinel reports....
January 9, 2012
Legislation that would ban the sale of “bath salts” and “Spice,” which was approved by the U.S. House in December, has stalled in the Senate, American Medical News reports. The Synthetic Drug Control Act, approved by...
January 9, 2012
A new report shows that adolescents appear to be strongly influenced by parental behavior when it comes to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The report conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...
January 7, 2012
  San Diego County's Alcohol Policy Panel hopes to take more action to prevent underage drinking. By Hoa Quách Underage drinking is costing Californians billions of dollars and adults “should be alarmed,” according...

 

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