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Both Major League Baseball (MLB) officials and members of Congress would like to see all tobacco use by players banned, but the player’s union will

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The Oscar-nominated film “Crazy Heart,” which features Jeff Bridges as an alcoholic country singer, was honored in the annual Prism Awards for its accurate portrayal

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The state of Virginia’s alcohol regulatory board was within its rights to ban college newspapers from running alcohol-related advertising, the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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A medical-marijuana bill has been advanced by a committee in the Alabama House of Representatives, but probably too late for a vote to take place

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A new slow-release version of the powerful opiate painkiller OxyContin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new formulation is

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Less than half of U.S. addiction-treatment programs screen for infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, despite the fact that people with

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A new $331-million antidrug strategy unveiled this week by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would build on the Bush administration’s so-called Merida Initiative and improve

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A new $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes is likely to become law in Utah after Gov. Gary Herbert indicated that he would not veto a measure

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A public-service campaign that warns smokers of the danger of impotency with the image of a droopy cigarette has been condemned in conservative Egypt, the

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More people die of cocaine overdoses on hot days, possibly because the drug raises body temperatures, according to researchers. Study author Amy Bohnert of the

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