The U.S. Sentencing Commission held a hearing Tuesday on whether to make new guidelines on reducing prison sentences for low-level drug offenders retroactive for current inmates. The guidelines would shorten sentences for some nonviolent, low-level drug offenders.
As marijuana becomes more readily available, a growing number of researchers are studying the possible link between marijuana and fatal car crashes, USA Today reports.
CVS Caremark Corp., which announced earlier this year it will remove all tobacco products from store shelves by October 1, said it is on track to be tobacco-free by that date.
The use of smokeless tobacco among American workers has held steady since 2005, as cigarette smoking has declined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some Massachusetts physicians have resigned from marijuana companies after being told by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigators they must do so or be faced with relinquishing federal licenses to prescribe certain medications, The Boston Globe reports.
Federal officials want to ease restrictions on sharing substance abuse treatment records among healthcare providers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move concerns some privacy advocates.
Marijuana is linked to several significant adverse health effects, and can be addictive, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow writes in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.
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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