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Entries for August 2010

Veterans in states with medical-marijuana laws will be allowed to use the drug without losing their access to pain medication under a new policy announced by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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Recession penny-pinching and the homemade food fad are driving more Americans -- from hobbyists to trendy hipster kids -- to make homemade liquor, or moonshine.
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Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell has spent months quietly trying to build consensus around a plan to shutter state liquor stores established after Prohibition and return the distribution of alcohol to private wholesalers and retailers.
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Seeking greater control over who supplies marijuana to legal medical users, the city of Oakland has approved a plan that would license four large marijuana farms and sets hefty regulatory fees on the operations.
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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) gave colleges detailed advice on how to prevent student drinking in 2002, but the recommendations have not been widely adopted, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.
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Sedating children with over-the-counter or prescription medications may be an under-recognized form of abuse.
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'Flashblooding,' the act of injecting one heroin addict's blood into another to share a high or ward off withdrawal, is becoming increasingly common in some African cities.
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Risk of stroke more than doubles in the hour immediately after consuming alcohol.
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Strict licensing and regulation of New Mexico's medical-marijuana distribution has led to chronic shortages in supply of the drug.
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With national health reform moving the field toward coordination of all aspects of an individual's medical care, longstanding federal requirements that govern information about clients in addiction treatment have come under scrutiny over their potential effect on integrated care.
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