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The ’pharming party’ may or may not be a myth, but it’s certain that high-school students are taking a lot of prescription drugs — often without a prescription … Drug courts are a ’top priority’ for the Justice Department, AG Holder says … People with addictions and mental illness are big smokers, but a new study sees tax hikes as a way to get them to quit … Big Tobacco and friends want the courts to block NYC from posting graphic antismoking warnings in stores, saying that consumers could be turned off. Isn’t that sort of the idea?

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Twenty percent of U.S. high-school students say they have taken prescription drugs without consulting a doctor, including one in four high-school seniors, according to a

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People with mental-health problems and addictions seem to be especially sensitive to cigarette tax increases, with a 10-percent price hike translating into an 18-percent reduction

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A study of 35,000 20- to 70-year-olds in the Netherlands found that moderate alcohol consumption — in conjunction with a variety of healthy lifestyle choices

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A measure that would ask Arizona voters to legalize medical use of marijuana this week become the first initiative to qualify for the November 2010

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College students are more likely to drink and drive after they reach the legal drinking age of 21, according to researchers from the University of

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As we report in the news today, the parent company of retailer TJ Maxx acted swiftly to remove a series of drinking games from stores shelves after a Boston Globe reporter spotted the games and contacted the company asking why games titled “Drink Like a Fish” and “Drink Til You Drop” were on display next to graduation gifts.

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Anheuser-Busch and a local beer wholesaler are seeking a deal to name a new performing-arts center in Raleigh, N.C., the Bud Light Amphitheater. City officials said the $300,000 in annual fees for the naming rights would cover most of the facility’s operating expenses, but the city’s Substance Abuse Advisory Commission says the deal would send the wrong message to kids.

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A World Health Organization (WHO) survey released in advance of World No Tobacco Day found that the percentage of female smokers worldwide is on the

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Heroin addicts who can’t quit using and don’t respond to methadone treatment can be helped by maintenance doses of heroin, according to a study conducted

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