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2010-01-22 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To stabilize Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has called for a surge of American and NATO troops. His counternarcotics strategy, a major departure from previous ineffective and counterproductive policies, is also crucial to the war effort. In Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs, Brookings fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown, shows that although success in suppressing illicit economies cannot be achieved without first addressing the...

2010-01-14 12:41:35

Forensic pathologists have shown that over three per cent of all sudden deaths in south-west Spain are related to the use of cocaine. They believe their findings can be extrapolated to much of the rest of Europe, indicating that cocaine use is a growing public health problem in Europe and that there is no such thing as "safe" recreational use of small amounts of the drug. The study published in Europe's leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal [1] today (Wednesday 13 January),...

2009-12-10 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe notified the Senate in letter that they will key vote Senator Dorgan's Importation Amendment SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. RetireSafe and their more than 400,000 supporters will be watching closely the vote on this...

2009-12-04 10:11:00

Opposes use of imported drugs often stored in tin cans and car trunks WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe urged the Senate to defeat the Dorgan Importation plan encompassed in SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. We could soon be getting drugs that were stored in...

2009-11-20 15:57:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today announced a new initiative in the war on methamphetamine. The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) is a multi-state electronic tracking program that enforces purchase limitations on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing pseudoephedrine in real-time at the point of sale. The technology for NPLEx is based on a system that was developed and tested in Kentucky in 2005 and...

2009-10-08 10:43:35

Current figures underestimate the number of children who may be at risk of harm from parental substance use. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have generated new estimates using five national surveys which include measures of binge, hazardous and dependent drinking, illicit drug use and mental health. Previous UK estimates were that 250-350,000 children live with problem drug users and 780,000 "“ 1.3 million with problem drinkers. However, the problem,...

2009-09-09 04:00:00

MURRIETA, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus Inc. (Pink Sheets: FTER), which, through its ABTTC Inc. division provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation and a variety of other behavioral healthcare services with the highest levels of accreditation, announced today that Jerrod Menz, Forterus Vice President and co-founder and President of its "A Better Tomorrow" facility, and Jim Fent, Executive Vice President, will be interviewed on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network on the...

2009-09-01 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Gil Kerlikowske, today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign launched in Missouri and across the country, with particular focus on 16 States where meth prevalence, and lab seizures and incidents, are high. Director Kerlikowske was joined by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and Colonel James Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri...

2009-08-25 23:01:00

NEARLY NINE MILLION 12- TO 17-YEAR OLDS CAN GET PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO ABUSE IN A DAY, NEARLY FIVE MILLION IN AN HOUR WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compared to teens who have not seen their parent(s) drunk, those who have are more than twice as likely to get drunk in a typical month, and three times likelier to use marijuana and smoke cigarettes, according to the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XIV: Teens and Parents, the 14th annual back-to-school...

2009-08-12 16:31:35

The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas's son is accused of smuggling heroin to him while he was under home detention in New York, court papers revealed. The federal complaint said a security guard reported hearing Cameron Douglas asking for a toothbrush, which his girlfriend, Kelly Sott, delivered. TV Guide reported Wednesday. When the guard inspected the toothbrush's battery compartment, he found a brownish substance that appeared to be heroin, the complaint said. A field test later...


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