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Entries for February 2012

A legislative panel in Oklahoma approved a bill requiring drug testing of welfare recipients.


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To reduce the number of methamphetamine labs in the state, Oklahoma prosecutors are asking lawmakers to make the tablet form of pseudoephedrine a prescription.


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In the second half of a two-part series, Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida, focuses on the issues brought up by the governors in their rescheduling petition.


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National Guard soldiers who do not have a history of alcohol abuse have a significant risk of developing alcohol-related problems while they are deployed and afterwards, a new study suggests.


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Widely distributing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, and training people in how to use it, could save many lives, suggests a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.


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The arrest of four football players on the Texas Christian University team this week on suspicion of selling marijuana points to an increasing problem in college athletics, says the Vice President of the National Center for Drug Free Sports.


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An increase in ectopic pregnancy deaths in Florida appears to be associated with illicit drug use and delays in seeking health care, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Parents are a key part of the fight against the emerging threat of synthetic drugs, said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy. He spoke Thursday at a working group session on synthetic drugs, which was co-hosted by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.


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A new government report finds 7.5 million children in the United States—10.5 percent—live with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year.


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Hospitalization for underage drinking costs an estimated $755 million in the United States each year, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic.


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