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Entries for April 2013

The federal government has been reducing funding for research on marijuana’s potential medical benefits, Bloomberg reports. Medical research funding for marijuana reached a peak of $131 million in 2007; it dropped to $91 million last year.


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A new study suggests planting false memories of getting sick from alcohol may influence a person to drink less of that type of alcohol in the future.


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The National Football League has a complex and potentially dangerous system of managing pain, The Washington Post reports. One in four players surveyed by the newspaper said they felt pressure from team doctors to take medications they were uncomfortable with.


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As a growing number of states have either passed new legislation or are considering legislation limiting payment for opioid treatment, the American Society of Addiction Medicine has launched a task force focused on FDA-approved medications for opioid dependence, says their Acting President Dr. Stuart Gitlow.


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A growing number of companies are using data analysis to fight prescription drug abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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Young adults who receive health insurance through their parents’ plans because of the Affordable Care Act are more likely to use the coverage to treat substance abuse, mental illness or pregnancy, compared with their peers who already had coverage, a new report finds.


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In an effort to further crack down on synthetic drugs, the federal government announced this week it is outlawing three more synthetic marijuana substances.


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An international effort is underway to identify and ban new synthetic drugs earlier, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.


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Thank you for being part of the Join Together community as we celebrate our second anniversary.


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North America’s only government-sanctioned facility that medically supervises the injection of illegal drugs, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, continues to stir controversy, according to CNN.


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