A scientist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is developing a vaccine designed to treat heroin addiction while at the same time prevent HIV infection.
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Drug abuse or heavy drinking can cause long-term changes in the heart, arteries or blood that increase the risk of stroke in young adults, a new study finds.
Across Colorado and Washington state, communities are taking varying approaches to newly approved laws that legalize small amounts of recreational use of marijuana for adults.
Legislators in Washington, D.C., are proposing a ban on synthetic drugs, The Washington Times reports. More than 40 states have banned synthetic marijuana and/or bath salts.
As Kentucky begins to see results from its crackdown on prescription drug abuse, officials report a rise in heroin use.
Michael Botticelli has been sworn in as Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, according to UPI. Botticelli, who is in long-term recovery from addiction, is a former director of the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Services Bureau.
Hospitals in Tennessee will be required to report babies exposed to drugs prenatally, under a measure that takes effect in 2013.
New Jersey has made its temporary ban on synthetic marijuana permanent, state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Monday.
Vermont officials report an increase in heroin use, as OxyContin abuse decreases, according to the Associated Press.
A plan that would require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits in Texas to be tested for drugs would hurt children, critics argue. The plan is backed by Governor Rick Perry.