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$50 Million Social Innovation Fund for Nonprofits Planned

The Obama administration plans to establish a $50-million social-innovation fund intended to leverage corporate and foundation support to expand innovative nonprofits, the Philanthropy News Network reported May 8. First lady Michelle Obama announced the program — which has not yet …

RWJF Gives $2.3 Million to Support Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures, a model program that helps youths involved in the criminal-justice system access addiction treatment and other services, will be expanded to three more communities thanks to a new, $2.3-million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program …

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Launches New Ad Campaign

The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has launched a new youth-targeted ad campaign to educate teens about the dangers of multiple substances, including drugs and alcohol, and help them to live “above the influence.” Rolled …

Facebook Staff Scour Site for Objectionable Images

Some employees of the popular social-networking site Facebook have the full-time job of scanning the images posted to user pages and deleting those that are explicitly sexual or contain images of underage drinking or illicit drug use, Newsweek reports in …

Schwarzenegger: Let’s Debate Marijuana Legalization

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he is “for an open debate” on the question of whether marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated in order to generate revenue for the state, the San Francisco Chronicle reported May 6. “I …

VA Researchers Gave Morphine to Addicts in Study

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gave doses of morphine to a study group of 69 heroin addicts, then cut them off to measure the impact of withdrawal on hyperactivity, the Washington Examiner reported April 30. The VA …

Lower Crack Cocaine Penalties, Justice Dept. Advises Congress

Criminal penalties for crack cocaine sales and possession should be lowered so that they are the same as those for offenses involving the powdered form of the drug, a high-ranking member of the U.S. Justice Department told Congress this week. …

Carcinogen in Urine May Determine Lung Cancer Risk

New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting concludes that testing for high levels of a tobacco carcinogen found in urine could be used to predict the risk of lung cancer among smokers, Reuters Health …

Report Disputes DEA on Cocaine Price Rise

Cocaine prices have steadily declined over the long-term, according to a report from the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) that disputes recent assertions from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) about the impact of a reported rise in the …

Senate Approves Funds to Fight Border Violence

The U.S. Senate has approved a $550-million package to help combat growing drug violence in Mexico and the U.S. border region,  AFP reported April 1. The legislation would allocate $260 million to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to …