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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...
October 10, 2011
United States attorneys in California have told dozens of marijuana dispensaries they must close or face criminal and civil action. The move is part of a crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry, The New...
October 10, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law banning alcohol sales at self-checkout aisles. Starting January 1, 2012, anyone who buys alcohol must pay a cashier, according to the Los Angeles Times. Assemblywoman...
October 3, 2011
The arrest of 37 people on drug charges at a Boeing aircraft plant last week puts the spotlight on the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse in the workplace, according to experts. The former and current Boeing...
October 3, 2011
Maine is considering composting unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The Morning Sentinel reports the state hopes composting will be an inexpensive solution to disposing of medications. Environmental rules in...
October 2, 2011
By providing strong support systems for our loved ones, and by talking with our children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, we can increase their chances of living long, healthy, and productive lives.  ...
October 1, 2011
Why addiction rates are surging among traders—and why that matters, especially now. Primary Topic:  Addiction read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
September 29, 2011
  Magellan Launches Behavioral Health Provider Locator App MarketWatch (press release) AVON, Conn., Sep 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Magellan Health Services /quotes/zigman/91048/quotes/nls/mgln MGLN +2.81%...
September 29, 2011
Police and medical professionals in Maine say use of “bath salts” is becoming an epidemic. They have witnessed a growing number of people acting strangely—and dangerously—while under the influence of the synthetic drugs...
September 15, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a rule that would ban smoking electronic cigarettes on all domestic and international commercial flights. Under current federal law, passengers cannot smoke any tobacco...

 

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