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2010-06-18 06:20:00

According to a study by two governmental agencies, emergency room visits linked to prescription painkillers abuse have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, a shocking increase that threatens the public health system in the United States.

2010-06-07 15:30:00

BRONX, New York, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) today launches a new, nationwide campaign encouraging teens to engage in a conversation about the positive and negative pressures that influence their decisions.

2010-05-25 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Could your doctor be a drug addict? The answer could surprise you. An article published last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that physicians are more likely to become junkies than the public at large.

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.

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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.

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 performance....

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 of...

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.

2010-02-03 16:21:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc.

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.


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.