Tag Archives: State Government

Drinking at Work on the Rise in Silicon Valley

Doesn’t having a beer in the afternoon when you’re at work sound pretty cool? Sure it does -- but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. …

Maker of Four Loko Sued for Fraud Again

Another lawsuit has been filed against Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of Four Loko alcoholic beverages, Crain’s reported March 9. The new lawsuit, which is aiming for class-action status, was filed March 4 in the Southern District Court of California. It …

Proposed Federal Bill Supports Pill Mill Databases

A Florida congressman has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives intended to curb prescription drug abuse and eliminate pain clinics that illegally dispense narcotic pain medications, even as legislators in his home state fight over a similar …

You’re Invited: SAMHSA Advisory Committees to Meet Jointly

All six Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) advisory committees will be meeting jointly on Mar. 29 -- and you’re invited. …

N.M. Okays Beer Pong in Bars

New Mexico has ruled that beer pong can be played again in local bars as long as the games don’t involve drinking alcohol or gambling, the Portales News-Tribune reported Feb. 28. “It’s against the law for [liquor] licensees to allow …

Hackademy Awards Name Smokiest and Smokeless Movies of the Year

"There were no glittering stars getting out of limousines, but there was a red carpet, and there were still winners and losers at the 16th annual Hackademy Awards, spotlighting 2010’s smokiest – and smoke-free – movies." …

More States Favoring Treatment Over Lock-up for Drug Offenses

"For several decades, states have taken a ""nail ’em-and-jail ’em"" approach to drug offenders -- but several states are now rolling back their punitive drug laws and investing in treatment." …

Menthols Not Worse, But Could Be More Addictive: FDA Tobacco Panel Draft

A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that menthol cigarettes are not worse for smokers’ health than regular cigarettes — but they may be more addictive, Bloomberg reported Feb. 28. To reach its conclusions — which …

Activities Key to Cutting College Binge Drinking

It may seem like binge drinking is just a fact of college life, but a number of institutions of higher-education are proving otherwise. …

Study: Ignition Locks Cut DUI Reoffenses, Crashes

A systematic review of 15 research studies shows that special automobile ignition locks significantly reduce the likelihood that people convicted of driving while drunk will reoffend, Reuters reported Feb. 22. Drivers who have had an ignition interlock installed in their …