Alcohol and Drugs News on the Internet

Entries for August 2013

The chairman of the California Assembly Health Committee announced he will examine the issue of fraud in taxpayer-funded drug rehab clinics, during a hearing on the state’s Medicaid program. The problems in the clinics were uncovered through an investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

Mothers who consume a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with an increased vulnerability to drug or alcohol abuse, a study of rats suggests.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

Tobacco companies are using marketing tactics for their e-cigarettes that are similar to the ones they have used for regular cigarettes, including sponsoring race cars, using cab-top and bus stop displays, and buying TV ad time to tell smokers to take back their freedom, the Associated Press reports.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

Alcohol plays a major role in almost 20 percent of deadly crashes that involve recreational boats, according to The Journal News.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

The number of women receiving treatment for substance use disorders could rise under changes that will be implemented as part of health care reform, according to an expert at UCLA.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

Legislators in the lower house of Uruguay voted to approve a bill to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reports. The country’s Senate is expected to approve the bill as well. President José Mujica supports the measure.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

As a growing number of doctors use urine drug tests in an effort to detect prescription drug abuse in their patients, they face ethical questions about the tests, according to The New York Times.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

The U.S. Postal Service is considering delivering alcoholic beverages as a way to raise revenue, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. He told the Associated Press alcohol deliveries could raise as much as $50 million annually.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

Quitting smoking after undergoing a balloon angioplasty procedure to improve blood flow to the heart could add an average of two years to a person’s life, a new study concludes.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       

The death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith from an overdose that involved heroin highlights the growing use of the drug, ABC News reports.


Read the rest of this article »
Comments (0)       
Page 5 of 6First   Previous   1  2  3  4  [5]  6  Next   Last