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Entries for July 2010

Mandatory-minimum prison sentences for crack-cocaine would only kick in when defendants possess 28 grams or more of the drug under legislation passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Do you find yourself drinking more heavily when you are out with friends? There may be a gene for that.
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The head of Colorado's medical-marijuana enforcement effort promises a comprehensive plan that other states could adopt as a model.
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The state of Washington plans to impose tough new rules on doctors who want to prescribe opiate painkillers to patients, including mandatory third-party evaluation of patients who request higher doses of the drug but don’t show signs of improvement.
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About 15 percent of people seeking recovery from alcoholism turn to clergy members for support, a University of Michigan study finds.
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Republican candidates for Congress are slinging accusations of hypocrisy over marijuana use and policy, including the spectacle of a candidate who favors legalization defending a YouTube video focused on his opponent’s arrest a decade earlier for marijuana possession.
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A study from the Harvard Medical School found that 17 percent of doctors knew of drunk, addicted or otherwise incompetent colleagues, but one-third said they did nothing to report the behavior.
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Car crashes involving prescription drugs are often harder to detect and prosecute than those involving alcohol or illicit drugs.
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Recession penny-pinching and the homemade food fad are driving more Americans -- from hobbyists to trendy hipster kids -- to make homemade liquor, or moonshine.
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Veterans in states with medical-marijuana laws will be allowed to use the drug without losing their access to pain medication under a new policy announced by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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