An Oklahoma doctor who treats patients with opiate addiction by prescribing buprenorphine says federal restrictions on the number of prescriptions he can write for the drug are hurting patients.
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Warning letters from the federal government about medical marijuana laws have prompted several states to start reevaluating their laws, USA Today reports.
Miami-Dade County, which has started a new court program designed for veterans with drug problems, joins a growing nationwide movement of courts for veterans.
Attorneys general from 24 states have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to do more to shield teenagers from alcohol advertising.
New Jersey’s attorney general has told storeowners who are selling synthetic drugs, known as bath salts, that they have 10 days to voluntarily surrender the drugs or they will face criminal penalties.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, treating them the same as traditional cigarettes. The decision comes after the FDA lost a court case in which it argued that the devices should be regulated as drug-delivery devices, which must satisfy stricter requirements.
Two Illinois state senators are encouraging their colleagues to pass two bills that would ban synthetic drugs known as bath salts, K2 and spice. The bills have already passed in the Illinois House.
The Pharmacy Board in Washington state has filed emergency rules that would ban the sale and manufacture of bath salts, which are being used as substitutes for cocaine and methamphetamine.
As a growing number of states increase tobacco taxes to raise revenues, violent gangs and drug traffickers are moving into the cigarette smuggling business, USA Today reports.
Legislation proposed by the Australian government would make it the first country to require plain packaging for cigarettes, outlawing all colors, logos and promotional text.