The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first warning letters to retailers for selling tobacco to minors, Reuters reported Jan. 7. The FDA was
Hazelden, the Minnesota-based addiction treatment center, has created what may be the first in-patient program in the nation specifically designed for attorneys.
Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko — known to college students as ’blackout in a can’ — has suddenly gotten ’serious’ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives.
Impaired driving by people using legal prescription drugs is hard to detect and prosecute, experts say … Most doctors say they don’t report colleagues they know are impaired by alcohol or other drugs … A U.S. ban on sales of clove cigarettes could be undone by international trade agreements …
Youth smoking had a good run as a top-of-mind issue among U.S. parents and preventionists — 30 years or more, by some estimates — but now seems to have taken a back seat to childhood obesity in the national consciousness.
A study on the expected impact of marijuana legalization in California predicts that the price of the drug would drop steeply, the Sacramento Bee reported
Funding for tobacco prevention programs has dried up and — perhaps not coincidentally — progress against smoking in the U.S. has stalled, Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., and Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D. wrote in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial that called for renewed attention to countermarketing efforts and other interventions.
Treatment for high blood pressure as a result of binge drinking has increased 74 percent in five years in the U.K., the Daily Mail reported
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