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Entries for March 2012

A federal judge has ruled that drug distribution companies must "self-police" to track unusually big drug shipments that might be used improperly.


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A new government report shows that new HIV infections among injection drug users have been cut in half in the past decade, but they continue to engage in risky behaviors such as needle sharing.


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The Obama Administration has appealed a decision by a federal judge that requiring graphic images on cigarette labels violates free speech protected by the Constitution.


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The Navy and Marines announced they will start conducting random alcohol breath tests as part of a larger initiative to improve health and safety.


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A proposal to implement a prescription drug monitoring program in New York State has sparked a debate between legislators and two health care professional associations, Forbes reports.


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The Florida House passed a measure that allows random drug testing for state employees, but rejected an amendment that would have required the tests for themselves and the governor.


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“Spice” caused kidney failure in three young people, and vomiting and back pain in a dozen others in Wyoming, health officials report.


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Young adults who avoid smoking and heavy drinking, and who eat a healthy diet, exercise and stay lean, reduce their risk of developing heart disease when they reach middle age, a new study indicates.


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As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, states must ensure that people being treated for substance abuse are cared for by credentialed professionals, says Andrew D. Kessler of the IC&RC and Founder of Slingshot Solutions, LLC.


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The Drug Enforcement Administration announced this week it is extending its ban on synthetic drugs such as “Spice” and “K2,” which mimic the effects of marijuana, for another six months.


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