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Give Us Your Drugs, County Officials Say

Officials in Nassau County, N.Y., are hoping to get to the drugs in your medicine cabinet before your kids do as they battle rising abuse of prescription medications, Newsday reported Sept. 9. The county announced that it would accept unused …

Dementia Less Prevalent in Moderate Drinkers than Abstainers, Study Says

An analysis of 15 previously published research studies concludes that moderate drinkers are less likely to develop dementia as they age compared with nondrinkers, Medical News Today reported Aug. 30. “We found that light to moderate drinkers were 28 percent less …

iPhone App Helps Marijuana Users Find Drug

A new application for the Apple iPhone called Cannabis uses mapping technology to help marijuana users find the nearest source for buying the drug, the Guardian reported July 20. The application, which has been approved by Apple and costs $2.99, won’t …

New Hampshire Medical-Marijuana Bill Vetoed

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch vetoed a medical-marijuana bill passed by the state legislature, which in turn promised an override attempt, the Concord Monitor reported July 11. Lynch said the legislation was seriously flawed but also stated in his veto …

Dentists Seen as Source for Prescription Pain Pills

Individuals addicted to prescription pain medications often turn to dentists as a source for drugs like codeine, Vicodin and OxyContin, CNN reported July 21. Typically, users will work their way through the phone book, calling dentist after dentist complaining of …

Military’s Mixed Message on Smoking

A new report recommends that the U.S. military work toward a ban on smoking, but while the Pentagon has supported efforts to cut tobacco use among service members, the military also sells cigarettes at discounted prices to soldiers, sailors and …

Researcher Reveals Past Addiction as Policy Shifts

Kathie Kane-Willis sees the government’s recent push to steer addicts to treatment rather than prison from a fairly unique perspective: not only is she a social researcher who specializes in issues of drug abuse, but she also struggled with a …

New Tobacco Regulation Violates First Amendment Rights, Critics Say

Opponents of the tobacco-regulation bill passed by Congress last week say the measure infringes upon their free-speech rights by outlawing legal advertising and cutting off communication with adults, the New York Times reported June 16. The legislation, which President Obama …

Will FDA Eventually Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

As legislation allowing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate tobacco products clears Congress, some tobacco experts are focusing on the potential for the agency to use its new powers to ban menthol cigarettes, Reuters reported June …

Adding Drones to the Drug War Arsenal

The U.S. Defense Department’s Southern Command (Southcom) has begun to test an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), or drone, for use in detecting and intercepting boats used to smuggle narcotics into the U.S., Time magazine reported June 8.  Called the Heron, …