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Entries for December 2011

Texans arrested for drunk driving this holiday season who refuse to take a breathalyzer test may have to submit to a blood test.


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The NFL is trying to recruit physician Congressmen to urge the football players union to allow human growth hormone testing. The union has resisted the testing, insisting they need more information.


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In searching for solutions to the devastating impact of the tobacco epidemic, it’s easy to understand why some employers are turning to “smoker free” workplaces. But upon sober second thought, “smoker free” workplace policies emerge as a deeply flawed strategy, explains Ellen Vargyas of Legacy.
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The U.S. House voted Thursday to ban more than 30 synthetic drugs, including “bath salts” and “spice.” The Synthetic Drug Control Act would make it illegal to manufacture or dispense the drugs.


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An estimated 31 percent of driving deaths were linked to alcohol in 2010, compared with nine percent of deaths caused by distracted driving, according to a new government report.


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The Appalachian Regional Commission, a regional economic development agency, is taking a key role in the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in April. The summit will take place in Florida, which has been called the center of the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.


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A prison warden in the Central Michigan Correctional Facility says prisoners are making homemade alcohol, mostly from oranges.


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Maine and North Dakota received the highest marks for being friendly to smokers trying to quit, in a report released by the American Lung Association. Georgia and Louisiana are the states least hospitable to smokers who want to kick the habit, according to the report.


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Young women who start binge drinking in college may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, a new study suggests.


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The National Basketball Association players union has recommended that its members agree to additional drug testing, including offseason screening for performance-enhancing drugs.


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