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Entries for November 2010

The medical marijuana industry has a new trade organization in Washington, D.C.
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College students who consumed energy drinks weekly or daily had an increased risk of alcohol dependence, a recent study finds.
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One of the makers of pain medications Darvon and Darvocet will stop marketing the drugs after new studies showed they can create abnormal heart rhythms even at normal doses.
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More states and local communities are allowing sales of hard liquor and alcohol on Sundays -- or shifting starting times as early as 6 a.m.
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A multi-year experimental study performed at 14 universities in Calif. and funded the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that community-based, well-publicized environmental interventions can significantly reduce drinking and intoxication at off-campus locations.
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More drivers are hitting the roads in Alabama under the influence of prescription drugs, but it takes police officers a lot of time to perform a sobriety test that the courts will accept.
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org has launched a new prevention campaign in Hispanic communities.
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Women serving in the U.S. military smoke, binge drink, and use illicit drugs less frequently than male servicemen, according to the U.S. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
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Since three federal agencies acted together on Nov. 17 to shut down the manufacture, marketing, and shipment of caffeinated alcoholic beverages -- popularly dubbed “blackout in a can” and linked to numerous injuries and fatalities -- you’d think that would be the end of the matter.
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