Federal officials announced this week that Georgia cannot implement a new law that would require some food stamp applicants and recipients to undergo drug testing.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam this week announced a plan designed to stop prescription drug abuse in the state.
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Substance use remains highly prevalent on college campuses, which may lead young people in recovery to either defer or postpone college, or increase the risk of relapse if they do attend. But as substance use on college campuses became increasingly recognized as a public health issue, experts have called for campus-based services for recovering students.
A lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago against five drug companies alleges they contributed to the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic through deceptive marketing of their opioid painkillers.
Federal authorities are debating whether health insurance companies can charge e-cigarette users more under the Affordable Care Act, as they are allowed to do for smokers of traditional cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Teens ages 12 to 17 were exposed to many new e-cigarette television ads between 2011 and 2013, a new study finds. Young people in this age group experienced a 256 percent jump in exposure to the ads during those years, according to NBC News.
A measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week would end federal interference in state medical marijuana laws.
Diversion of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone concerns some experts, who say in some cases it may be a gateway drug to heroin or opioid use, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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