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Tarzana Treatment Centers, an L.A.-based nonprofit drug-treatment program that receives millions in annual government contracts to provide services, is raising eyebrows because of its top

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President Felipe Calderon is expected to approve legislation passed by the Mexican Congress that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine,

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A California state board called marijuana smoke a health hazard and has added it to the state’s list of environmental hazards, placing the drug alongside

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The Florida Supreme Court recently declined to review the case of Sharon Johnston, a Naples doctor found guilty of criminally dispensing controlled substances, the Naples

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Cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds has been ordered to pay $30 million to the widow of a Florida man who died from lung cancer, another in

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State smoking-prevention programs are being slashed or even shut down as states grapple with massive budget deficits, the Associated Press reported May 27. In Vermont,

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Despite 14 failed attempts over the years, California lawmakers are again considering a proposal to raise tobacco taxes, weighing an increase of $1.50 per pack

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Special-interest groups from labor unions to the alcohol industry are sending in lobbyists to fight plans to raise federal taxes to pay for national healthcare

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A study from Finland concludes that repeated motivational counseling sessions following hospitalization for alcohol-associated pancreatitis are more effective in preventing further episodes than a single

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Alan Landers – best known as the face of Winston cigarettes – passed away at the age of 68 after a long struggle with throat cancer, the

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