All states must link their prescription drug monitoring programs in order to successfully fight “pill mills” and painkiller abuse, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said this week at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando.
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The Food and Drug Administration asked a federal appeals court this week to undo a lower court ruling that said graphic cigarette warning labels are unconstitutional.
Health officials of 135 nations provisionally agreed this week to a deal to fight tobacco smuggling.
Veterans living in state-run centers in Oklahoma are worried they may have to move out because they smoke. A new order signed by the governor bans the use of tobacco products on any properties owned, leased or contracted for use by the state.
The Food and Drug Administration says tobacco companies will have to report levels of 20 dangerous chemicals found in their products. The chemicals have been associated with cancer, lung disease and other health problems, the Associated Press reports.
A retail store that calls itself a one-stop shop for marijuana cultivators opened in Washington, D.C. last week. WeGrow is located about four miles from the White House.
Eight states raised cigarette taxes between 2010 and 2011, compared with 15 states in 2009, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As cigarette prices go up, smoking rates decline, according to the CDC.
Nations negotiating a treaty to stamp out tobacco smuggling are making significant progress, the World Health Organization announced this week.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced this week the state will sign an agreement to share and receive prescription drug dispensing data with at least 20 other states. The move is designed to help the state monitor prescription drug abuse.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed that the United Kingdom set a minimum price for alcohol, in an effort to reduce problem drinking.