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Entries for January 2011

California medical marijuana dispensaries are facing raids and tax audits from local and federal officials skeptical about their finances and their legitimacy.
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Doctors-to-be require a lot more training to address substance abuse than they currently receive, according to educators at Yale School of Medicine and other U.S. medical schools.
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New Jersey's nonviolent offenders with addiction disorders could be eligible for early release from prison -- with continued substance abuse treatment -- under proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued strict new limits on a common ingredient in prescription painkillers.
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The Monitoring the Future study -- the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years -- even as teens report finding the messages effective.
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A family history of alcoholism may make people more likely to overindulge on junk food, according to a new study.
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Masachusetts has added cough medicines with codeine, sedatives, some anti-anxiety medication, and other Schedule 3, 4, and 5 drugs to its program that requires patients to show photo IDs when picking up certain prescriptions.
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New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription painkillers.
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Acculturation stress may be part of the reason some Mexican teens living in the U.S. report high rates of marijuana and alcohol use.
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Federal data shows that prescription drug abuse now sends twice as many people to the emergency room (ER) as it did five years ago -- outstripping illegal drugs for the third year in a row.
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