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Entries for February 2012

Legislators in the Virginia House have recommended that a proposal to perform drug screening on certain recipients of public assistance in the state be delayed until next year.


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The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland has ruled that the winner of the 2010 Tour de France, Alberto Contador, is guilty of doping.


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More than one-fifth of middle and high school students were exposed to secondhand smoke in cars in 2009, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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The Drug Enforcement Administration has charged a major health care company and two Florida CVS pharmacies with violating their licenses to sell controlled drugs.


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Officials in Pennsylvania are introducing a new drug testing program for certain welfare recipients.


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The Colorado Secretary of State said Friday that supporters of a measure to legalize possession of marijuana for recreational use need an additional 2,500 signatures in order to get the initiative on the ballot.


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Substance abuse treatment is committed to abstinence from nonmedical drug use. Yet, continued nonmedical drug and alcohol use and relapse are so common that they are often defined as part of the disease itself, says Robert L. DuPont, MD of the Institute for Behavior and Health.


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A new study of siblings’ brain structure and function may provide clues to addiction. Time reports that the study suggests at least some brain changes seen in addiction are a cause of excessive drug use, not the result.


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A new study links smoking with an increased risk of psoriasis. Heavy smokers, and those who smoke for many years, are at greatest risk.


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Indiana’s “blue law,” which bans carryout liquor sales on Sundays, may leave some unprepared Super Bowl visitors alcohol-free, according to the Associated Press.


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