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Student Drinking in Spotlight as Dartmouth Starts Year with New President

Dartmouth College is starting the school year with a new president, as the Ivy League school faces troublesome questions about binge drinking and other issues, The New York Times reports.

California Governor Signs Two Bills Designed to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills designed to fight prescription drug abuse. He vetoed a third bill that could have assisted the state’s medical board in identifying doctors whose patients died after taking drugs they prescribed, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Atlanta Electronic Dance Music Festival Will Give Advice on Molly and Other Party Drugs

A nonprofit drug education group will be on hand at the TomorrowWorld electronic dance music festival in Atlanta on Friday to give advice on the dangers of using Molly and other party drugs. The group will also tell people who choose to use the drugs how to do so more safely.

Senator Feinstein Calls Synthetic Drugs “Diabolical” at Hearing

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, called synthetic drugs “diabolical” at a hearing on the substances Wednesday. Senator Feinstein is co-sponsor of the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act.

Marijuana Legalization Opponents Worry States Can’t Keep Drug Away from Children

Opponents of marijuana legalization say they don’t believe states where recreational use of the drug is legal will be able to keep it out of the hands of children, according to the Miami Herald.

Two State Senators Call on Craigslist to Stop Listing Prescription Drug Ads

State senators from California and Nevada are calling on Craigslist to stop running ads for prescription drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports.

New App That Measures Blood Alcohol Levels to be Released in October

A new app that measures a person’s blood alcohol level will be released in October, Reuters reports. The app works through a device that plugs into the headphone jack of a smartphone.

Pennsylvania Colleges Take Steps to Reduce Alcohol Use

A number of colleges in Pennsylvania are taking steps to reduce alcohol use among students, according to the Associated Press.

California Legislature Passes Two Bills Aimed at Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse

The California Senate passed two bills designed to fight prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths, the Los Angeles Times reports. The bills, which were passed unanimously, now await Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.

DEA Says New Cold Medicine Can be Used to Make Meth

The Drug Enforcement Administration said this week that a new cold medicine must be kept behind pharmacy counters because it can be used to make methamphetamine. The medicine, Zephrex-D, contains a new form of pseudoephedrine that the drug’s maker says is difficult to use to make meth.

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