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Entries for February 2012

The smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may help curb problem drinking, a small study suggests.


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When the Drug Enforcement Administration recently charged a major health care company and four pharmacies with violating their licenses to sell controlled drugs, it marked the most aggressive efforts by the agency to combat prescription drug abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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Legislators in Florida have proposed making crimes related to the manufacture, delivery or sale of synthetic drugs such as “bath salts” and “K2” a third-degree felony.


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Legislation passed by the Virginia Senate this week would require ignition interlocks for first-time drunk drivers, regardless of their blood alcohol level.


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The legal age to purchase tobacco would gradually rise from 18 to 21 in Oklahoma under a bill proposed by state legislators.


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In the first of a two-part series, Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida, breaks down the various issues of medical marijuana.


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R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, says singer Whitney Houston’s death is an opportunity to talk about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.


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A new study finds that young adults who quit smoking have substantially fewer respiratory symptoms, especially coughing, after just two weeks.


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Kansas has joined the growing number of states considering drug testing for welfare recipients.


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Smoking bans in public places such as restaurants and offices lead people to smoke less at home, a new European study concludes.


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