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Drug News: March 12, 2009

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DRUGS – UK Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people – National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse This report summarises the data for 2007/08, together with information about the different types of interventions and the context in which these young people misuse substances. ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking – more…

Drug News: March 11, 2009

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METH – USA Study cites meth abuse costs for Georgians – The Daily Citizen A RAND Corporation study released recently, “The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States,” estimates that the national cost of Meth abuse in one year alone exceeds $23.4 billion. PRESCRIPTION – USA Three sentenced for teen Oxycodone overdose death more…

Drug News: March 7, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk in Women – Voice of America News A newly released study shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption leads to an increased risk of cancer among women. ALCOHOL – USA Marion County Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Drug/Alcohol Screening Kits – State Journal The Marion County more…

Drug News: February 18, 2009

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METH – USA Methamphetamine Abuse Costs US $23.4 Billion – Med Headlines The economic burden to society in general has been evaluated for some major illnesses such as heart disease but, until now, similar evaluations have not been made for drug addictions. Now, however, the RAND Corporation has estimated the annual societal cost of using more…

Drug News: August 28, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Abuse: Part One – KAUZ News Texoma is facing growing drug problem. Experts say more residents are becoming addicted to prescription and over-the-counter medications. ALCOHOL – USA Binge drinking summit – ABC News Dr Nelson is convening a four hour summit on binge drinking in Canberra today, with about 20 more…

Drug News: August 24, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Scams Happening in the Ozarks – Ozark First It’s not exactly what the doctor ordered, but a scam involving prescription drugs is making its way through several Ozarks communities. DRUGS – UK Orthodox community steps up its anti-drugs campaign – The JC A strictly Orthodox charity is planning to step more…

Drug News: July 29, 2008

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DRUGS – UK Scotland facing ‘drugs Doomsday’ – BBC News Scotland could find itself facing a drugs Doomsday that would see primary school children following their parents into drug use, an expert has warned. DRUGS – UK The drugs scourge – The Herald Drug-users tend to die young, but we know surprisingly little about those more…

Drug News: July 15, 2008

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HEROIN – USA Heroin use on rise in Shelton – Connecticut Post Arrests this week bear out the police finding that heroin is becoming more widely abused here, especially by teenagers and young adults. DRUGS – USA Addictive Drugs Available “With The Click Of A Mouse” – eFlux Media Despite efforts by governmental agencies to more…

Drug News: June 16, 2008

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DRUGS – AUSTRALIA Heroin, cocaine seizures soar at Australia’s borders – The Age Heroin seizures at Australia’s borders rose to a record high last financial year, while detections of cocaine also soared, new figures show. HEROIN – AUSTRALIA Illicit drugs: get it in the mail – The Sydney Morning Herald Drug traffickers are increasingly using more…

Drug Newss: April 29, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Advocates Win Delay on Md. Alcopops Bill – Join Together After meeting with MADD officials and parents, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley backed off plans to sign a bill that would have allowed so-called alcopop drinks to continue to be taxed at the same rate as beer. DRUGS – USA Drugs Seized in more…

Drug News: April 23, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Anita Bruzzese: Preventing alcohol addiction – Asbury Park Press It’s not that we think they’re alcoholics, but we are aware that there could be a problem. And that’s where a little education can go a long way to making sure these little problems don’t become full-scale disasters that ruin professional and personal more…

Drug News: April 22, 2008

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HEROIN – USA Cheap heroin hooks a wider population – Atlanta Journal Constitution The cause of Georgia Tech baseball player Michael Hutts’ death hasn’t been determined, but the mention of heroin in the police report on his death was a reminder that abuse of the addictive drug is on the rise. PRESCRIPTION – USA Teen more…

Drug News: April 17, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Moderate Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk – Join Together Even moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a common form of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2008 annual meeting in San Diego. PRESCRIPTION – USA User Registry for Prescription Painkiller Abuse more…

Drug News: April 15, 2008

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PAINKILLER – USA Doctor’s Offices Can Help Stem Narcotic Painkiller Abuse – Newswire They walk this tightrope every time a patient asks for a prescription for a powerful opioid narcotic painkiller, such as Oxycontin or Vicodin. These drugs have eased the pain of millions, but have also become lucrative street drugs that are used by more…

Drug News: Apr 14, 2008

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METH –USA Local officials react to meth documentary – Portales News-Tribune The “Crystal Darkness” documentary, filmed in northern New Mexico by a nonprofit organization in Nevada, was part of a campaign designed to draw awareness to the statewide problem of meth abuse and addiction. COCAINE – USA ‘Candy cocaine’ — New flavor adds intensity to more…

Drug News: April 2, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA When alcohol use is alcohol abuse – The Heights It’s time to acknowledge the alcohol problem that students have observed for a long time and take positive steps toward changing it. Whether we want to admit it or not, BC has a higher-than-average rate of alcohol misuse, according to statistics from AlcoholEdu. more…

Drug News: March 13, 2008

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert today on the safe and correct use of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension in response to numerous reports of adverse events–including death–associated with the misuse and inappropriate use of this potent cough medication. PAINKILLER – USA UPDATE 3-US says UCB cough medicine overdose can kill – Reuters more…

Drug News: March 10, 2008

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DRUGS – UK Government Of Canada Helps Parents Understand The Dangers Of Drugs By Launching Advertising Campaign – Medical News Today This component of the campaign, which is aimed at parents with kids aged 13 to 15, includes newspaper, radio and online advertisements beginning this week, to be followed by a national television campaign in more…

Drug News: February 7, 2008

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ALCOGOL – UK Chronic Drinking Can Lead To Severe Pneumonia After Surgery – Medical News Today Consistent alcohol consumption can impair immunity functions following surgery. ALCOHOL – UK Effects On Drinking Differ By Gender: Study On Drinking By Hispanics Along The Texas-Mexico Border – Medical News Today Acculturation in the Texas-Mexico border region: effects on more…