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U.S. to Crack Down on Web Drug Stores

The United States government is cracking down on the sale of drugs over the internet without prescriptions. …

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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds to 2010 Monitoring the Future Study Results

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows that teens’ daily use …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches First-of-Its-Kind Resource To Help Parents in Crisis Understand and Navigate Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches First-of-Its-Kind Website to Help Parents in Crisis Navigate Difficult Path of Teen Substance Abuse and Find Immediate Support and Resources …

One in Three Killed Drivers Tested Positive for Drugs

One in three drivers killed on the road in 2009 had drugs in their system, according to new research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). …

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Controlled-Drug Prescriptions for Teens and Young Adults Double

Twice as many 15 to 29-year-olds are receiving prescriptions for controlled substances than had been 15 years ago. …

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FDA Recommends Pulling Propoxyphene Products, Darvon and Darvocet

One of the makers of pain medications Darvon and Darvocet will stop marketing the drugs after new studies showed they can create abnormal heart rhythms even at normal doses. …

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Ala. Officials: Drugged Driving Increasing, But Time-Consuming to Prove

More drivers are hitting the roads in Alabama under the influence of prescription drugs, but it takes police officers a lot of time to perform a sobriety test that the courts will accept. …

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Rural Teens More Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs

Teens in rural areas abuse prescription drugs at significantly higher rates than their urban and suburban counterparts, a study of national data suggests. …

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Kids Under 6 Made Majority of ER Visits for Accidental Drug Ingestion

Children five years old and younger account for 69 percent of visits made to the emergency room in 2008 for accidental ingestion of drugs, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). …

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National Survey Reveals Increases in Substance Use from 2008 to 2009

The use of illicit drugs among Americans increased between 2008 and 2009 according to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows the overall rate of current illicit drug use in the United States rose from 8.0 percent of the population aged 12 and older in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009. This rise in overall drug use was driven in large part by increases in marijuana use. …

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