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2011-06-08 04:00:00

Study identifies over 1,000 websites still selling controlled substance medicines without a valid prescription PORTLAND, Ore., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report criticizes the US Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough about rogue online pharmacies selling addictive medications without a valid prescription requirement. The report, issued by Internet pharmacy monitoring service LegitScript.com, analyzes the DEA's implementation of the Ryan Haight Online...

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2011-06-02 10:34:18

Declaring the "war on drugs" a failure, a group of prominent former world leaders have asked that decriminalizing marijuana be strongly considered to help curb drug-related violence and social ills, reports the AFP news agency. "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy say in a report. "Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and...

2011-05-12 11:04:57

Easy online availability of controlled drugs may contribute to soaring abuse levels Increasing access to rogue online pharmacies "“ those which dispense medications without a doctor's prescription "“ may be an important factor behind the rapid increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. In a report that was released today online by the journal Health Affairs and will also appear in its June edition, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of...

2011-04-21 00:00:27

In response to the Obama Administration's recent request to increase the drug war budget, Unity Rehab creates an infographic that illustrates the amount of money already spent on our failed war on drugs and offers a more sensible alternative. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 In a recent release of the Obama administration's 2011 fiscal budget proposal, Obama requested $15.5 billion for federal drug control, a 3.5% increase over last years. Obama's budget request, which maintains...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

A new film, "Limitless," which opened in theaters on March 18, 2011, was the highest grossing motion picture in the United States that weekend. A fast paced thriller, the film has garnered positive reviews from many critics, and is hailed for being innovative and gripping. Although the film depicts the dangers in illegal drug use, The Recovery Place fears the ending to the film may send the wrong message. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 A new film, "Limitless," which opened in...

2011-02-25 22:56:52

Botulism is a rare disease and recurrent botulism even more rare.  However, in California, recurrent wound botulism among injection drug users has been on the rise and makes up three-quarters of reported cases in the United States.  A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and currently available online examines this problem. From 1993 through 2006, 17 injection drug users were identified within the surveillance system of the California Department of Public Health for...

2011-02-15 08:23:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Crack, cocaine, marijuana "¦ we all know that illegal drugs are bad for your health, but a new study suggests they could also increase your risks of having a stroke. A new study from the University of Cincinnati found that illegal drug use among stroke patients rose more than nine-fold, over a 13 year period.Researchers say this increase in recreational drug use could explain why they're starting to see more strokes in younger patients. "We know that stroke...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

"If we help Mexican youth become part of the solution, they at the same time are freed from being trapped in the problem," says Clark Carr Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Youth involvement in violent drug cartel operations in Mexico has steadily escalated over the last several years. Case in point, a recent AP news bulletin from the City of Monterrey contained multiple mentions of youth connected to mainline cartel activities. The report described US Navy capture of four suspects...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...

2010-12-14 14:51:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows that teens' daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among this group jumping to 16 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2009. The MTF survey also points to marked increases in...


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