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JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 10- Thursday, January 16, 2014. …

Entrepreneurs Looking for Business Opportunities in Marijuana Industry

Entrepreneurs are moving forward with new business strategies as legal sales of recreational marijuana get underway in Colorado, CNBC reports. Washington state will begin selling marijuana later this year. …

Treasury Department Gathers List of All Alcoholic Beverages to See What it Needs to Test

The Treasury Department is compiling a list of all alcoholic beverages sold in stores and online, to determine which ones it needs to test. The department wants to ensure the products’ labels do not mislead consumers, according to The New York Times. …

Overdoses from Heroin and Prescription Drugs Reach New Levels at Jersey Shore

Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs more than doubled last year at the Jersey Shore, a locale well known as a vacation destination. Three people in Ocean County, New Jersey have already died in 2014 from drug overdoses, according to NBC News. …

Colorado Initiative Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

A new campaign in Colorado, to be unveiled Wednesday, aims to reduce prescription drug abuse among teens, The Denver Post reports. …

Doctors Can Uncover Drug or Alcohol Use With Just One Question: Study

Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds. …

Tobacco Companies, Government Agree on Statements About Dangers of Smoking

Tobacco companies and the federal government reached an agreement on publishing statements about the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports. The “corrective statements” will say the companies lied about the health effects of cigarettes. …

Study Links Misuse of Prescription Drugs and Violence Among Dating Partners

A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence. …

Rodriguez Banned From Baseball for 2014 Season for Violating Anti-Doping Rules

An arbitration panel has ruled that Major League Baseball can ban New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, Bloomberg reports. Rodriguez was suspended for violating the league’s antidoping rules. …