Top Menu

young woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor office building

E-Cigarette Standards Will Protect Public Health: FDA Tobacco Chief

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will develop e-cigarette policies that will protect public health, the head of the agency’s Center for Tobacco Products said Wednesday. The FDA is considering product standards in the areas of addiction, toxicity and product appeal.

Read More > 0
Read More >

New York State Takes Steps to Tackle Heroin

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the state will add 100 State Police investigators to drug units in order to fight the growing heroin problem. “In the ’70s we had a heroin epidemic. This is worse than what we went through before,” he said.

Read More >
Read More >
Read More >
Read More > 0
Elderly Hands Sorting Pills

Use of Narcotic Painkillers Among Elderly Rising Sharply

Use of narcotic painkillers and anti-anxiety medications among elderly patients is rising sharply, according to an examination of Medicare data by USA Today. The newspaper found older patients are using the medications for longer periods than in the past.

Read More > 0
Read More > 1

Colleges Punishing Drug and Alcohol Offenses More Aggressively

Colleges are increasing the number of disciplinary actions against students for alcohol and drug offenses, according to The New York Times. The change reflects an increase in enforcement, not a rise in the number of offenses, experts say.

Read More > 0

New Rules for Sentencing Low-Level Drug Offenders Could be Retroactive

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.

Read More > 0

Disclaimer:
Reproduction in whole or in part of this publication is strictly prohibited without prior consent. Photographic rights remain the property of Join Together and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. For reproduction inquiries, please e-mail jointogether@drugfree.org.