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Entries for February 2012

Almost two dozen states are considering measures that would require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing, the Associated Press reports.


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A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.


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Medicare and private health insurance companies pass on the cost of prescription drug abuse to consumers in the form of higher premiums, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.


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Marines may be required to take Breathalyzer tests as part of an overall wellness program expected to be announced by U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.


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The implementation of state prevention monitoring programs, by targeting doctor shopping and pill mills, is one of many strategies to help fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic, says Carmen A. Catizone, MS of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.


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The number of methamphetamine lab seizures in the United States rose again last year, according to an Associated Press survey of the nation’s top meth-producing states.


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The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have launched a nationwide study to find out why people use tobacco.


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Bills to limit the access to a key ingredient of methamphetamine by requiring a doctor’s prescription have been killed in the Oklahoma legislature.


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American troops who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan – especially those who have been in combat – are more likely to start using smokeless tobacco, when compared to their counterparts who stay home, Reuters reports.


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According to a recent study, nearly one in five (19 percent) of teens say they have gotten behind the wheel after smoking marijuana.


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