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Entries for October 2011

A federal judge has temporarily halted a Florida law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before they are able to receive benefits.


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A new study links heavy alcohol consumption with a greater risk of developing lung cancer.


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Major League Baseball is considering whether to issue a ban on alcohol in baseball clubhouses following reports of beer drinking in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this season.


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Wal-Mart has announced it is significantly raising health insurance premiums for many employees who smoke.


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The type of care veterans receive for substance use disorders and mental illness varies around the country, according to a new study.


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An unknown number of blank prescription pads have been stolen from hospitals in New York City since 2008. The thefts are thought to be linked to gangs selling prescription painkillers illegally.


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With an explosion of science suggesting that treatment can work, including laboratory-demonstrated evidence based practices, how do we get those treatments into the hands of our treatment counselors, asks Adam C. Brooks, PhD, a research scientist at the Treatment Research Institute.


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Some medical marijuana shops in central California have closed down following a letter from federal prosecutors threatening their landlords with legal action.


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The Director of Mississippi’s Bureau of Narcotics says the state’s law requiring prescriptions for the cold medicine pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine, has reduced the number of meth labs in the state.


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Young people who begin using heroin generally are unaware of the drug’s dangerous effects, according to a new study.


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