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Senator Calls Drug Cartels Top Organized Crime Threat to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels have displaced the Mafia as the top organized-crime threat to the United States, according to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).

Underage Drinking Grants Target Air Force

The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award grants of up to $500,000 under its 2009 Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program: Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking.

’Truth’ Campaign Can Save Half a Million Lives, Billions of Dollars

The truth youth anti-smoking campaign has the power to save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in smoking related health care costs and productivity losses, according to the Citizens’ Commission to Protect the Truth, a group composed…

Smoking Could Make PTSD Worse

Researchers say that the effect of nicotine on brain activity may exacerbate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among smokers, and that alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by PTSD patients suggests the need for simultaneous treatment of co-occurring addictive and mental-health disorders.

CSPI: NCAA Can Survive Without Beer Ads

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is again urging National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Myles Brand to end beer advertisements on college sports broadcasts, citing new research suggesting that the NCAA would survive financially if beer ads…

Smooth Sailing in Senate for Drug-Czar Nominee

The Obama administration's national drug-control strategy will be balanced, science-based, and include a budget containing 'proven, effective programs' that will be rigorously assessed and adapted to changing circumstances, Obama drug-czar nominee Gil Kerlikowske told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Delays in U.S. Aid to Mexico Criticized

Mexican President Felipe Calderon voiced his concern that the U.S. government has spent very little of the $1.4 billion promised in 2008 to help combat drug trafficking in Mexico.

Concern in Wisconsin over Suboxone-Related Deaths

The recent Suboxone-related deaths of two Milwaukee-area residents has drawn negative attention to federal rules that allow patients to use the buprenorphine-based drug at home, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported April 2. Some local officials blame wider availability of the…

THC Appears to Promote Cancer Cell Death, Study Says

New research from Spain suggests that THC — the main active ingredient in marijuana – may have potential for fighting cancer by promoting cancer cell death Reuters reported April 2. Guillermo Velasco and colleagues at Complutense University in Madrid found…

NYC Unveils More Hard-Hitting Stop-Smoking Ads

New ads from the New York City Department of Health try to convince smokers to quit for the sake of their children. But some observers say the ads — which feature a crying child lost in a train station —…

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