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Drug News: Jan 4, 2007

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METH – USA Meth: The Overstated Assiction – Coastal Post OnlineThe Department of Justice has declared today National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. What better way to observe it than taking a break from the hype? ADDICTION – USAKicking an addiction, with real people – International Herald TribuneNEW YORK: Every time they turn around, smokers are being more…

Drug News: Jan 3, 2007

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COCAINE – UKCOCAINE BINGERS ARE DICING WITH DEATH – The Daily RecordRISK-TAKING Scots are endangering their lives by mixing booze and cocaine. PRESCRIPTION – USATeen Prescription Drug Use on the Rise – Kait8.comIt’s a growing problem with teens and it’s probably already in your home. According to a University of Michigan study, teen drug use more…

Drug News: Jan 2, 2007

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ALCOHOL – USATeens binge drink, U.S. study finds – CNN HealthNearly half of all U.S. high-school students admit to recently drinking alcohol illegally, and most of them were binge drinkers, according to a government survey published on Tuesday. METH – USAMontana researcher unlocks dangers meth holds for kids – Times-NewsThe dope is cooked over a more…

Happy New Year

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Hope everyone is having a fun and safe New Year’s celebration. See you next year!!

Drug News: Dec 29, 2006

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ALCOHOL – USAAlcohol, crowded roads are a bad mix this weekend – Statesman JournalNew Year’s Eve packs a dangerous combination of factors: lots of drivers hastening to parties, lots of alcohol flowing. METH – USATahoe teens win anti-meth film grant – The UnionA group of Kings Beach teens will become movie producers, actors and camera more…

Drug News: Dec 28, 2006

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OPIUM – INDIARebels boosting poppy business in Myanmar – Hindustan TimesPoppy trade is flourishing in Myanmar, thanks to the activities of a rebel group that has the support of the country’s military regime, a media report said. GENERAL – USANew Year’s Eve, A Time to Help Those with Addiction – CBS NewsNew Year’s Eve parties more…

Drug News: Dec 27, 2006

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GENERAL – USAPopular heartburn drugs linked to hip fractures – CNN HealthCHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Taking such popular heartburn drugs as Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec for a year or more can raise the risk of a broken hip markedly in people over 50, a large study in Britain found. PRESCRIPTION – USA FDA To Crack more…

Drug News: Dec 26, 2006

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GENERAL – USSurvey: Teens abusing more legal drugs – ExaminerThat’s the increasingly popular way for teenagers to get high, according to a new government survey. “This is a phenomenon that has been going on for the last five years,” said Michael Gimbel, Sheppard Pratt Health System’s director of Substance Abuse Education. “We’re seeing a huge more…

Happy Holidays

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Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah Happy Kwanzaa Here is to a year of handling the drug problem!

Drug News: Dec 22, 2006

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GENERAL – UKNumber of children treated for drug abuse ‘shocking’The number of children being treated for drug abuse has reached shocking levels, the Deputy First Minister admitted yesterday, as he was attacked by both the SNP and Tories over the Scottish Executive’s record. GENERAL – USMany Youths Admitted to Hospitals for Alcohol or Drug Dependence more…

Drug News: Dec 21, 2006

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ALCOHOL – CANADARiding Under The Influence: New Study Shows More Than A Quarter Of High School Students In Atlantic Canada Have Accepted Rides With Drunk Drivers – Medical News TodayMotor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for Canadian teenagers, and according to recent statistics, alcohol is involved in 40% of these fatalities. PRESCRIPTION more…

Drug News: Dec 20, 2006

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GENERAL – UKCOKE EPIDEMIC GRIPS NATION: Addiction has tripled in 5 years – Daily Record UKSCOTLAND is facing a fast-growing cocaine and crack problem, shock figures out yesterday reveal. METHADONE – SCOTLANDWidespread use of methadone ‘fails to tackle the damage of drug abuse’ – Scotsman NewsSCOTLAND’S reliance on methadone is failing to tackle the damage more…

Drug News: Dec 19, 2006

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PAINKILLERS – CANADAU.S. officials push to beef up painkiller warnings – The StarFederal health officials on Tuesday proposed sterner warning labels for acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen, again cautioning millions of Americans who take the nonprescription pain relievers regularly of potentially serious side effects. CANNABIS – CANADADrug driving doubled since 1989 – Edmonton SunA study coming more…

Drug News: Dec 18, 2006

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ALCOHOL – UKBritain’s booziest Christmas ever – The IndependentPrice wars in supermarkets and drink promotions in pubs are making alcohol cheaper than ever. And we’re lapping it up, as this exclusive survey for the ‘IoS’ reveals. Which is why police are calling for a ban on advertising aimed at young drinkers and doctors are warning more…

Drug News: Dec 17, 2006

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GENERAL – SCOTLANDCold turkey plan for Scots addicts – The ScotmanThe biggest shake-up of drugs policy for 20 years is to be pushed through by Labour in a bid to get Scotland’s 50,000 addicts off heroin and other deadly substances. GENERAL – USDrugs might be the reason the season has been so violent – Our more…

Drug News: Dec 16, 2006

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Slow, must be the weekend before Xmas thing. Here you go: METH – USMobile Meth Lab Found in Marshall CountyIt’s a first for Marshall County and a potentially dangerous find for the West Virginia State Police. State troopers made a routine traffic stop Thursday night of a vehicle and conducted a search that turned up more…

Drug News: Dec 15, 2006

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MARIJUANA – USProsecutors may change marijuana limitsLimits on the number of marijuana plants people with doctors’ recommendations are allowed to grow in Nevada County may become more stringent in coming months, as the district attorney-elect re-evaluates local standards for cultivation of the drug. MARIJUANA – USCity aims to prohibit medicinal marijuana dispensariesSimi Valley could soon more…

Drug News: Dec 14, 2006

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PRESCRIPTION – USFDA Set to Add to Antidepressant Warnings, Allow Emotion to Sway PolicyIt seems all but a certainty that the FDA will proceed forward with its plan to add to the existing black box warning on SSRI class antidepressants. After hearing testimony and deliberating yesterday, the FDA’s advisory panel recommended that the current warnings more…

Drug News: Dec 13, 2006

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PRESCRIPTION – USAntidepressant suicide warning may be expanded – CNNTreatment with antidepressants increases the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in patients up to age 24, according to proposed changes to the drugs’ labels unveiled Wednesday by health officials. PRESCRIPTION – USPanel to Debate Antidepressant Warnings – New York TimesPublic health officials, psychiatrists, grieving parents more…

Drug News: Dec 12, 2006

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GENERAL – MEXICOCalderon vows war against notorious drug gangs – CNNSoldiers stopped cars and frisked passengers Tuesday, searching for drugs or weapons. Helicopters swooped low over remote mountaintops, looking for signs of opium and marijuana fields. Ships patrolled Mexico’s main Pacific port, a hub for drugs arriving from Central America and Colombia. OPIUM – AFGHANWalters more…

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