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According to educators at Yale School of Medicine and other U.S. medical schools, doctors-to-be require a lot more training to address substance abuse than they

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Now that Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks have been pretty much outlawed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two more federal agencies because of their associated health and safety risks, the question remains: what will happen to stock already on the shelves?

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Good deeds and good work weren’t enough to keep the Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Coalition’s (HTSAC) doors open. The Virginia-based coalition ran out of grant funds last week and had to shut down.

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Retailers and distributors have pulled back on the production and sale of kombucha, a popular tea, as the government tests the drink to see if

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The RAND Corp. has published a detailed analysis of the possible ramifications of marijuana legalization in California, as proposed under the Proposition 19 ballot initiative. The findings are certain to annoy both supporters and opponents of legalization — usually a sign that the authors did a pretty good job.

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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan’s minimum-pricing policy on high-alcohol beverages has resulted in a decline in public intoxication as well as lower sales of potent

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Talk about return on investment: A new report from the Marin Institute says that the alcohol industry parlayed $3 million in California political donations into the defeat of $2 billion in proposed alcohol taxes and mitigation fees. The industry watchdog drew a direct connection between industry donations to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Budget Reform Now poliical-action committee and the withdrawal of the governor’s $751-million alcohol tax proposal.

“We found Big Alcohol standing over the smoldering ruins of a failed state budget,” said Bruce Lee Livingston, executive director of the Marin Institute.

The full report is available on the Marin website.

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The Canadian Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the federal government has the power to shut down a pioneering Vancouver program that provides drug

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A tea that can ferment in the bottle could face regulation as an alcoholic beverage … Peru may be out of the World Cup, but the Andean nation is tops in another category: it now produces more coca than any other country on Earth … The cannabis-based drug Sativex has been approved for use in the U.K. to treat MS symptoms … Cigarette butts are the biggest source of trash on Texas roadways, with an estimated 400 million tossed by drivers annually …

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The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 includes $12 million in funding for development of alcohol-detection devices that could be installed in all cars, the

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