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Referring to cases of prescription opiate addiction in his home state of Massachusetts as “an epidemic,” U.S. Rep. William Delahunt (D-Ma.) this month brought together

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Recent reports based on confidential government data indicate that deaths resulting from the Mexican government’s three-year attack against drug cartels far exceed previously cited estimates.

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Budget crises are leading prisons nationwide to eliminate addiction treatment programs, according to the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and other experts. The Associated Press

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Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds has agreed to pay the Canadian government about $324 million to settle a long-running case involving cigarette smuggling, the Bloomberg reported

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The state Senate in Washington has approved a cigarette tax increase of $1 per pack, sending the measure one step closer to the governor’s desk,

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Lab rats that consumed high-fat foods showed neurological responses similar to patterns of addiction in human cocaine and heroin users, a study by the Scripps

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As memories of Woodstock-era acid trips fade from memory, researchers are revisiting hallucinogenic drugs as possible treatments for addiction and mental illness, the New York

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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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Six percent of children who had Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) later developed epilepsy, compared to a rate of less than one percent in the

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A medical-marijuana bill has been approved 35-12 in the Maryland Senate, but the state House won’t vote on the measure this year, the Baltimore Sun

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