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Entries for March 2012

The U.S. military services will expand their drug testing programs to include commonly abused prescription drugs beginning on May 1.


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A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General says tobacco companies’ ads and promotional campaigns may influence teens and young adults to start smoking.


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As Florida gains success with shutting down “pill mills,” demand for prescription painkillers is shifting to retail pharmacies, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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Fetal exposure to cocaine, tobacco or marijuana is not associated with lower academic achievement in children, a new study suggests. However, fetal exposure to alcohol in children with no evidence of fetal alcohol syndrome does lead to lower scores in math reasoning and spelling at age 11.


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Sis Wenger, President and CEO of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics for the past 20 years, has announced plans to retire later this year.


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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter Tuesday to the maker of the inhalable caffeine product AeroShot Pure Energy, stating its labeling is false or misleading.


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Adopted children whose biological parents abused drugs are twice as likely to do so themselves, compared with adopted children whose birth parents did not abuse drugs, a new study finds.


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U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric disorders are more likely than veterans without mental health issues to receive prescription opioids for pain, according to a new study.


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The amount of drinking children and teens see in movies may influence their own drinking habits, suggests a new study conducted in six European nations.


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Ten percent of American adults consider themselves to be in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse problems, according to a new survey.


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