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November 3, 2011
  Prescription drug abuse loophole KFDA Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing narcotics problem in the United States. Methadone, Oxycotin and Hydrocodone are three popular abused drugs not only here in the...
November 3, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will spend about $600 million over five years on a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco, the Associated Press reports. The first part of the campaign...
October 18, 2011
 Excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006 alone, and nearly half of that burden was borne by the government, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and...
October 16, 2011
The number one drug problem in the nation now comes not from foreign drug cartels - but from doctors. Tracy Smith reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)MedWorm Message: Please support the DoctorsInChains.org...
October 16, 2011
  Prescription Drug Abuse topic at local summit Midlothian Exchange Mark Blackwell, executive director of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Recovery Alliance offers his perspective on the prevalence and impact of...
October 16, 2011
  Consequences of Fake IDs and Underage Drinking U.S. Politics Today Teenagers who purchase fake IDs and participate in underage drinking are usually good kids from good families. They make a few poor decisions...
October 13, 2011
CIGNA and The Partnership at Drugfree.org are hosting a monthly series of telephone seminars that will help you better understand today’s changing landscape of substance abuse. The seminars are free and there is no...
October 13, 2011
An estimated 56 percent of parents in a Massachusetts survey say their children have access to parents’ prescription drugs at home. One in seven parents say they have given their children pain medication that was not...
October 11, 2011
Parents and officials are protesting the appearance of candy shaped like marijuana leaves in stores around the country. The candy, labeled “Pothead Ring Pots,” and “Pothead Lollipops,” are made by Kalan LP, a novelty...
October 11, 2011
Movies that depict smoking make less money than smoke-free films, a new study concludes. Researchers reviewed 1,232 movies released in the United States that were among the top 10 profitable films for at least a week...

 

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