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Strip Search of 13-Year-Old for Drugs Unconstitutional, High Court Says

Arizona school officials violated a middle-school girl's Constitutional protection against unreasonable searches when they strip-searched her on suspicion of possessing prescription ibuprofen in school. …

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Wounds of War: Drug Problems Among Iraq, Afghan Vets Could Dwarf Vietnam

The U.S. could face a wave of addiction and mental-health problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars greater than that resulting from the Vietnam War. …

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FDA Wants Drug Ads Toned Down

Pharmaceutical companies need to stop using various advertising techniques to distract viewers from learning about the side-effects of prescription drugs marketed on TV, according to draft guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

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National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Launches New Ad Campaign

ONDCP's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has launched a new youth-targeted ad campaign to educate teens about the dangers of multiple substances, including drugs and alcohol, and help them to live "above the influence." …

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U.S. Prescription Drug Use Declined in 2008

Safety concerns, fewer new drugs hitting the market, and popular drugs becoming available over the counter contributed to the first decline in prescription drug use in the U.S. in a decade. …

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Survey Finds Rising Parental Awareness of Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

Parents are increasingly aware of the threat that prescription drug abuse poses to their children, according to findings in the latest Partnership for a Drug-Free America/MetLife Foundation Parents Attitude Tracking Study. …

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Army No Longer Considering Recruits Who Fail Drug Tests

When the economy was riding high and the war in Iraq was at its peak, the U.S. Army relaxed its rules to allow some recruits with felony records and those who failed drug tests to join the service. Now that the economy has tanked and the situation in Iraq is quieter, the Army is eliminating such waivers as recruiting picks up. …

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Former Prosecutor Named U.S. 'Border Czar'

Alan Bersin, who served as a federal prosecutor in the Clinton administration, has been named the Obama administration's 'border czar.' …

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College Students More Likely to Misuse Adderall, Study Finds

College students between the ages of 18 and 22 were twice as likely to use the amphetamine drug Adderall nonmedically as those who had not been in college at all or were only part-time students, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). …

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FDA Allows Liquid Morphine to Remain on Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has exempted a liquid morphine painkiller from a crackdown on unapproved drugs. …

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