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Poor Addicts in Utah Facing Loss of Treatment Services

Up to 90 percent of patients in publicly funded treatment programs in Utah are at or below the poverty line, yet may soon face the prospect of having to pay for treatment services if they are to continue their recovery. …

Mexican Cartels Growing More Marijuana in U.S.

Marijuana is a staple product for Mexico’s violent drug cartels, and traffickers are increasingly growing pot inside the U.S. to avoid getting caught smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border, the New York Times reported Feb. 2. There is still plenty of …

Raising Alcohol Taxes Reduces Drinking, Study Says

Evidence is “statistically overwhelming” that communities can reduce alcohol consumption by raising alcohol taxes, according to a report from University of Florida researcher Alexander C. Wagenaar and colleagues. The New York Times reported Jan. 20 that a review of 110 …

Matching Gift Programs Hit by Recession

Charities are used to companies cutting back grants during tough economic times, but the current recession also is putting a bite on corporate matching-gift programs. The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 14 that firms like Northrop Grumman, GM and Pfizer …

CSPI: NCAA Alcohol Advertising Policies Not Restrictive, Despite Claim

CSPI Study Reveals More Beer Ads, Lax Policies than Other Televised Sporting Events Despite its claim that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has the most “conservative and restrictive approach” with regard to alcohol advertising of any sporting organization, an analysis …

New Congress To Act Quickly on Tobacco Legislation

Aggressive action against the tobacco industry is expected to gather steam with the arrival of the new Congress and the beginning of the Obama administration, the New York Times reported, Jan. 5. The early legislative agenda will focus on raising cigarette …