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Entries for July 2010

Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson ordered the state’s alcohol regulation agency to delay enforcing a decades old -- but largely ignored -- law that requires bars to price drinks according to alcohol content.
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The first thing Massachusetts voters will see on November's ballot is a question calling for repeal of the state's alcohol tax.
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About one in 10 people admitted to addiction treatment programs misuse prescription drugs, quadruple the rate reported in 1998.
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Group addiction treatment can actually lead to more drug use by teens if they are casual users placed in sessions with more experienced addicts.
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People in recovery often face a social dilemma: where to hang out when bars and clubs must remain off-limits. For many, so-called Token Clubs provide an answer -- and a safe haven.
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has removed a trademark category for medical marijuana after receiving a flood of applications from producers seeking to claim various products and brand names for the drug.
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Soldiers of the First Armored Division’s Fourth Brigade are statistically at higher risk of death upon returning to their home base of Fort Bliss, Texas, than they were while deployed in Iraq.
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Sales of alcohol for consumption at home has grown 21 percent since 2004, according to market research firm Mintel.
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Restrictions on precursor chemicals helped drive methamphetamine labs out of Oklahoma in the mid-2000s, but a new “one-pot” recipe for the drug has labs proliferating in the state again.
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Retailers and distributors have pulled back on the production and sale of kombucha, a popular tea, as the government tests the drink to see if it meets alcohol regulation standards.
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