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Survey: Dramatic Decline in Teen Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages

New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) — the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention …

HBO Advertising Prohibition Show in Liquor Store Windows

Time Warner’s HBO network is advertising a new TV show about Prohibition in liquor stores, raising awkward questions about whether it is in effect marketing alcohol to minors. …

We’re Back From Our Publishing Break!

We’ve resumed publishing after a two-week hiatus to migrate our web and email publishing systems. If you have a Join Together email subscription, here’s a couple of things you need to know. …

More Birth Defects for Older Women Who Binge Drink During Pregnancy

Women who get pregnant later in life are at higher risk of having children with birth defects in general, and those over age 30 who binge on alcohol are more likely to have babies who suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum …

U.S. Ban on Clove Cigarettes Draws International Scrutiny

U.S. lawmakers say they banned clove cigarettes because of their health risks and appeal to young smokers, but the World Trade Organization (WTO) is investigating whether the ban violated international free-trade agreements. The Associated Press reported July 20 that Indonesia …

Nadelmann: NYC the ’Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World’

More than half a million "stop and frisks" by police each year have led to 46,000 annual marijuana arrests in New York City -- mostly among blacks and Latinos -- writes Drug Policy Alliance director Ethan Nadelmann. …

Proposed FDA Plan on Prescription Drugs Rejected

A lack of mandated training for physicians has helped sink a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal intended to curb misuse of prescription drugs, the New York Times reported July 23. The FDA advisory committee voted 25-10 to reject …

’MicroRNA’ Could Someday Be Used to Battle Cocaine Addiction

A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that small molecules called microRNA seem to play a role in regulating cocaine use, a discovery that eventually could lead to the development of novel new addiction …

ACLU Sues Wal-Mart Over Medical-Marijuana Firing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Wal-Mart in Michigan after the company terminated an employee for medical marijuana use, CNN reported June 29. Joseph Casias, a cancer patient and one of Michigan’s 20,000 approved medical-marijuana users, was fired …

Costa Leaving U.N. Drug Agency

The longtime head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, is stepping down in July, and the leading candidate to replace him reportedly is Yuri Fedotov, currently Russia’s ambassador to the U.K. …