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Americans’ general support for medical uses of marijuana does not extend to their embracing of initiatives to legalize the drug outright, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll.
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Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie O'Donnell, Tony Shalhoub, Hector Elizondo, Timothy Hutton and Kevin McKidd received PRISM Awards for individual performances in film and television at the 14th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony .
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New research suggests that high levels of substance use among young adults may increase the likelihood of problematic levels of indoor tanning, perhaps because of a similar addictive process for the two behaviors.
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The highly controversial Project Prevention, a North Carolina charity that gives cash payments to drug addicts who undergo sterilization or start on long-term birth control, is receiving a similar mixed reception as it expands into the United Kingdom.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staffers have questioned whether a proposed new drug that would add the B vitamin niacin to oxycodone in order to combat abuse would be effective and safe.
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Parents who suspect that their kids are using drugs can now rent a retired drug dog from a Chandler, Ariz., woman to help sniff out evidence.
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A Scottish microbrewery that has received intense criticism for marketing products with an alcohol content far exceeding popular brands is shipping one of its beers to select retailers in California and New York City.
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This month, AlcoholScreening.org was re-launched with expanded intervention tools that not only help drinkers identify unhealthy drinking patterns but assist them in developing a personal action plan to change their behavior.
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Referring to cases of prescription opiate addiction in his home state of Massachusetts as 'an epidemic,' U.S. Rep. William Delahunt this month brought together members of affected groups to brainstorm about ways Washington could help the state achieve solutions.
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Recent reports based on confidential government data indicate that deaths resulting from the Mexican government’s three-year attack against drug cartels far exceed previously cited estimates.
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