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U.S. officials had hoped that charging Mexican drug traffickers under tough U.S. drug laws would have a deterrent effect, but so far the cartels don't seem to be troubled by the loss of some leaders to the U.S. justice system.
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A bill requiring group health insurance policies to cover addictions and mental disorders on par with other illnesses has been signed into law by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle.
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The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse is pleased to announce its 34th Annual AMERSA National Conference to be held on November 4-6, 2010, in Bethesda, MD. Call for Abstracts and Workshops open through May 28.
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A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research identifies structures at the cellular level that appear to explain a link between heavy alcohol use and cancer.
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A Montana medical-marijuana law approved after a 2004 voter initiative has some significant holes that state lawmakers are now trying to fill in, such as how municipalities can control sales and use of the drug and whether patients must notify employers that they are using the drug medically.
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A study of 12 male weightlifters who were long-term users of anabolic steroids found that the drugs can cause significant damage to the heart.
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The CannBe program of Oakland, Calif., and its Harborside Health Center have distanced their medical-marijuana operations from the counterculture and are hoping to be in the vanguard if the trend toward marijuana decriminalization and legalization continues across the U.S.
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has rejected Republican-led efforts to roll back a recent state sales-tax increase that included alcoholic beverages.
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Children whose parents allow them to watch R-rated movies are more likely to drink alcohol than their peers, exclusive of any other parenting decisions, according to researchers at Dartmouth Medical School.
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Swayed by lobbying from a man with rhumatoid arthritis, a Tennessee House of Representatives committee voted this week to authorize a study of medical marijuana.
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