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It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that we have a prescription drug problem in the United States. As I see it, however, we are not devoting our attention to the real root of the problem.

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The state of Illinois will cease to fund alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs as of March 15, the News-Gazette reported Feb. 19. The

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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) issued a nationwide warning about the dangers of legal synthetic drugs often marketed as bath

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Maryland may raise alcohol taxes for the first time since 1972 by a dime a drink, Delmarvanow.com reported Jan. 14. Maryland last raised its tax

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Women who get pregnant later in life are at higher risk of having children with birth defects in general, and those over age 30 who

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U.S. lawmakers say they banned clove cigarettes because of their health risks and appeal to young smokers, but the World Trade Organization (WTO) is investigating

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Many parents joke about drugging their children to sleep, but actually doing so is a form of abuse that could harm or kill the child … Desperate times: heroin addicts in Africa reportedly are injecting the blood of other users to stave off withdrawal … The FDA doesn’t seem to be buying the tobacco industry’s case for keeping menthol cigarettes legal … and researchers say that point of sale tobacco ads appeal to kids and should be banned …

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The first thing Massachusetts voters will see on November’s ballot is a question calling for repeal of the state’s alcohol tax, the Boston Herald reported July

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A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that small molecules called microRNA seem to play a role in regulating

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The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued the nation’s first regulations on the labeling and sale of marijuana-infused edibles, the East Bay Express

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