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Current Events

January 27, 2012
Backers of a ballot proposal in Colorado to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana are urging voters to “regulate marijuana like alcohol,” The New York Times reports.The proposal is likely to be on the...
January 27, 2012
An Internet piracy bill that has stalled in Congress could help authorities shut down illegal online pharmacies, according to ABC News.Work on the bill, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the...
January 27, 2012
A federal judge said this week she will not delay an order in a longstanding lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers while other courts decide newer cases that challenge graphic cigarette warning labels and restrictions...
January 26, 2012
Google’s $500 million settlement with the U.S. government over allegations the company aided illegal online drug sales involved evidence the government obtained during a sting operation, The Wall Street Journal reports....
January 26, 2012
New York and Tennessee are considering bills that would require doctors to access drug monitoring databases every time they write a prescription for a controlled substance, according to American Medical News.Proponents...
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.

 

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