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Entries for June 2010

At least 2.7 percent of Afghanistan’s adult population is addicted to heroin or opium, according to a study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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A new drink debuting in France claims to reduce drunkenness and lessen hangovers but has health experts wary.
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Overdoses from prescription drugs have sometimes led to civil or criminal charges against prescribing physicians, but even toxicologists have problems distinguishing between overdose deaths and fatalities from other causes.
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Indian reservations at the Mexican and Canadian borders with the U.S. are becoming vital pipelines for funneling marijuana, ecstasy, and other drugs into the country.
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Jobless people seeking unemployment benefits or welfare should be required to undergo mandatory drug testing, according to a new proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
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Nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers rose 111 percent between 2004 and 2008, according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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A proposal to name Raleigh, N.C.'s new outdoor performance venue the Bud Light Amphitheater has been shot down by the state’s liquor-control agency.
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Washington voters will be asked this fall whether private companies should be allowed to sell liquor, part of a ballot initiative driven by big-box retailer Costco.
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The excesses of the Baby Boomer generation are starting to show up at the door of U.S. treatment programs, which saw admissions of patients ages 50 and older almost double between 1992 and 2008.
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The main website promoting the viral 'icing' drinking game has been taken down -- most likely shut down by Diageo, the parent company of Smirnoff.
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