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2010-05-24 09:00:00

MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international forum "Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge for the International Community" will be held in Moscow on June 9 and 10, 2010, at Russia's initiative. Heads of the key global drug control agencies and leading drug enforcement experts will gather in Moscow for a conference initiated by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti. The idea is supported by Russia's State Anti-Drug Committee, the Council for Foreign and...

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2010-05-12 06:00:00

US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to curb drug use in young adults, released a new anti-drug campaign Tuesday that will put greater emphasis on prevention and treatment of the problem. The plan calls for a reduction of 15 percent in the rate of drug use by chronic drug abusers and youths. The plan is also seeking to cut 15 percent of drug induced deaths by 2015. Obama also wants drug use in young adults, and the incidence of driving under the influence of drugs, cut by 10 percent in...

2010-04-21 02:30:00

LONDON, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Concateno ( http://www.concateno.com/index.php?cPath=147_152_297), Europe's leading drug and alcohol test provider, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise (http://www.queensawards.org.uk/business/business.html ) in recognition of its outstanding innovation and commercial performance. The Queen's Award for Enterprise is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a business and is the UK's top award for business...

2010-03-18 12:21:00

CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has unveiled its new "UR Choice UR Voice" drug-prevention campaign, a multimedia platform featuring former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, nationally renowned motivational speaker Milton Creagh, and Grammy Award winning producer Isaiah "Izzy" Avalia. The core of the campaign is the "UR Choice UR Voice" music video, which uses mainstream music to expose youth to a different, more realistic view...

2010-02-25 23:01:00

DRUGS, ALCOHOL IMPLICATED IN 78 PERCENT OF VIOLENT CRIMES, 83 PERCENT OF PROPERTY CRIMES, 77 PERCENT OF WEAPON, PUBLIC ORDER, OTHER CRIMES NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of the 2.3 million inmates crowding our nation's prisons and jails, 1.5 million meet the DSM IV medical criteria for substance abuse or addiction, and another 458,000, while not meeting the strict DSM IV criteria, had histories of substance abuse; were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the...

2010-02-03 16:21:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: IMA), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement with Kroll Inc., a subsidiary of Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) to purchase its Substance Abuse Testing division (Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc.), its business unit providing...

2010-01-19 08:06:00

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies to Bring Business and Technology Expertise to National Non-Profit Health Organization NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today named Patricia "Pat" F. Russo Chairman of the national non-profit organization that exists to help parents prevent, intervene in and treat drug and alcohol use by their children. Russo assumes the Chairmanship effective...

2010-01-12 07:10:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov), prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than abuse of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. In fact, in the past year, prescription drug abuse ranked second only to marijuana use. In the face of this growing problem, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) has just filed its eighth patent application on a technology that promises to curb...

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2009-12-02 15:29:12

Fruit flies may seem like unlikely heroes in the battle against drug abuse, but new research suggests that these insects "” already used to study dozens of human disease "” could claim that role. Scientists are reporting that fruit flies can be used as a simpler and more convenient animal model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs of abuse on the brain. Their study appears online in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, a new monthly journal. Andrew Ewing and colleagues note...

2009-11-25 14:25:22

Drug users are well informed about the harms associated with the drugs they use, and perceive alcohol and tobacco to be amongst the most dangerous substances, according to a survey by UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that the current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in the UK may need to be revisited. The study, led by Dr Celia Morgan and Professor Valerie Curran at UCL,...


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