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Entries for June 2010

Combining behavioral interventions with acamprosate and naltrexone therapy for alcohol-dependent patients saved an estimated $3,800 per patient in societal costs compared to providing medical management alone, according to researchers who evaluated data from the COMBINE study.
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Starting July 1, store owners in Indiana will be required to check legal photo identification from all alcohol buyers, regardless of how old they appear.
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Twenty percent of U.S. high-school students say they have taken prescription drugs without consulting a doctor, including one in four high-school seniors, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Drug courts should be more widely available to offenders, including juveniles, U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said during an address at a National Association of Drug Court Professionals meeting last week in Boston.
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People with mental-health problems and addictions seem to be especially sensitive to cigarette tax increases, with a 10-percent price hike translating into an 18-percent reduction in smoking.
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A measure that would ask Arizona voters to legalize medical use of marijuana become the first initiative to qualify for the November 2010 ballot.
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A study of 35,000 20- to 70-year-olds in the Netherlands found that moderate alcohol consumption -- in conjunction with a variety of healthy lifestyle choices -- was associated with a 40-percent reduction in risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
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The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol.
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College students are more likely to drink and drive after they reach the legal drinking age of 21, according to researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
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An inquiry from a Boston Globe reporter led retailer TJ Maxx to remove a series of drinking games from store shelves.
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