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Entries for August 2011

Women prescribed the drug tamoxifen to reduce their risk of breast cancer are less likely to continue taking the drug if they smoke and drink, according to a new nationwide study.


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A new survey suggests teens who spend time on Facebook and other social networking sites are at greater risk of substance abuse compared with teens who don’t visit the sites.


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A growing number of young adults in California are using hookahs, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found.


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Prescription drug overdoses claimed the lives of 16,650 Floridians from 2003 to 2009 -- an average of eight deaths a day. It’s been a devastating problem, spread by the silence and misunderstanding over addiction and by the underworld “pill mill” economy, explains Karen H. Perry, Executive Director of NOPE Task Force.


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An Alabama lawmaker says he will introduce a bill that would require drug testing for welfare recipients who have a felony or drug conviction.


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A synthetic drug manufacturer has already created a product that skirts a new Pennsylvania law banning “bath salts,” synthetic marijuana and salvia.


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The Minnesota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving the accuracy of a device that measures blood-alcohol levels in people who have been accused of driving under the influence.


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The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to match up teenagers and scientific experts to discuss facts about drug abuse in events across the country during National Drug Facts Week, October 31 through November 6.


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Federal regulators have been putting off the decision about whether to put tighter controls on the painkiller hydrocodone for many years, according to the Associated Press.


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Men are more likely than women to develop substance use disorders, while women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression, a new study finds.


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