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Approval of Powdered Alcohol Labels was a Mistake, Government Agency Says

The approval of labels for a powdered alcohol product called “Palcohol” was a mistake, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau said Monday. Palcohol gained widespread publicity in recent days after it was reported the government agency approved the labels.

Children Often Prescribed Potentially Dangerous Codeine in the ER: Study

Children treated in the emergency room for pain or coughs are often prescribed codeine, a potentially dangerous opioid, a new study finds.

New Clemency Rules Aimed at Inmates Serving Time for Nonviolent Drug Offenses

The Justice Department on Monday announced new clemency criteria, aimed at inmates who are serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The goal is to reduce the nation’s federal prison population, the Associated Press reports.

Poll Finds Marijuana is Only Drug Majority of Americans Wants Legalized

A new poll finds while a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, most do not favor legalizing other drugs, such as cocaine or heroin.

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Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announce the Fifth Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards

New York, NY (April 3, 2014) – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fifth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards …

Kids, Marijuana and Mad Men

Love it or hate it – advertising works. Proof comes in the form of the annual $70 billion U.S. advertising industry. Everything from potato chips to cell phones to banking and even cancer care is bolstered by a healthy marketing …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces Winners of National Annual Media Recognition Awards

-Organization Honors Outstanding Pro Bono Support in Digital, Print and Broadcast Media- New York, NY (March 18, 2014) – The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced the recipients of its annual Media Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding pro bono …

Advocacy Effort Recognized at PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards

The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s advocacy effort to stop Urban Outfitters – a national retail store popular with teens – from selling products made to look like prescription drug bottles, received an Honorable Mention at the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards, on …