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Drug Traffickers in Puerto Rico Use U.S. Postal Service to Ship Cocaine

Drug traffickers in Puerto Rico are using the United States Postal Service and private overnight couriers to smuggle cocaine, the Associated Press reports. …

Marin Institute: Beer Tax Increases Long Overdue in 12 States

"Budget deficits bedevil nearly every state, yet six states have not raised their beer taxes in 50 years or more, according to Marin Institute’s Neglected & Outdated Beer Taxes Map. Wyoming, in fact, hasn’t raised its beer tax since 1935, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving his first term as president. " …

Drug Court Tests Recovery App for Smartphones

"Researchers are pilot-testing a smartphone application in an adult drug court program in Massachusetts to find out if it can help participants be more successful. " …

Teen Problem Drinking Not a Phase, Study Shows

A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that drinking problems in teens is not “just a phase,” but strongly predicts they will be alcohol dependent in their twenties, CNN Health reported Feb. 15. Researchers assessed the …

Judge Supports Wal-Mart Firing of Employee Over Medical Marijuana

A federal judge in Michigan has ruled that Wal-Mart was within its rights to fire an employee for using medical marijuana to treat an inoperable brain tumor, The Wall Street Journal’s law blog reported Feb. 11. Judge Robert Jonker ruled …

Recovery Advocates Call on U.S. Representatives to Join Addiction Caucus

"Faces & Voices of Recovery is organizing recovery and treatment advocates to ask their U.S. Representatives in Congress to join an addiction caucus focused on substance use disorders treatment and recovery." …

New Dietary Guidelines on Alcohol Keep Daily Drinking Yardstick

"Thanks to comments from public health advocates -- including many of you -- the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans do not suggest a weekly average for alcohol consumption. Consistent with current scientific evidence, the guidelines suggest up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men for moderate consumers. " …

Ariz. to Tax Medical Marijuana

Arizona will soon be collecting sales taxes on medical marijuana, the Associated Press reported Jan. 27. The state became the 15th in the nation to approve medical marijuana last November, when a measure was passed by voters. The new sales tax …

Wanted: Students for ’Big Bowl Vote 2011’

" Educators and middle- and high-school students are invited to participate in an informal national survey to measure the impact of alcohol advertising from the Super Bowl." …

FDA Warns Miss. Retailers for Selling Tobacco to Youth

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 granted authority over the sales and marketing of tobacco products under the 2009 Family Smoking …