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Commentary: Cigarettes and Pharmacies Don’t Mix

By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award. …

Google Isn’t Doing Enough to Stop Illegal Drug Sales Online, Some Attorneys General Say

Google is not doing enough to stop online sales of illegal drugs and fake prescription medicines, according to a group of state attorneys general. The company says it disabled 4.6 million pharmaceutical or health supplement ads last year.

Occasional Marijuana Use May Change Structure of Young People’s Brains: Study

Occasional marijuana use may change the brain structure in young adults, a new study suggests. Marijuana may cause changes related to motivation, emotion and reward.

Private Equity Firm Hopes for Profits From Substance Treatment Facilities

The private equity firm Bain Capital recently took over the largest chain of substance treatment facilities in Massachusetts, The Boston Globe reports. Bain, which usually makes investments in brand-name companies such as Dunkin’ Donuts, sees treating addiction as big business.

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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 …