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2009-05-27 23:01:00

Of Every Federal And State Dollar Spent, 96 Cents Goes to Shovel up Wreckage of Illness, Crime, Social Ills; Only 2 Cents Goes to Prevention and Treatment WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local governments at least $467.7 billion in 2005, according to Shoveling Up II: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets, a new 287-page report released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse...

2009-05-16 14:50:05

Critics say paying drug dealers to answer a research questionnaire in a London borough crime study is wrong, but city officials point to its results. Some, including police officers and their union, were outraged at revelations that the Lambeth Council paid $35 fees to drug dealers to answer questions, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. If the council pays for information which leads to people being arrested and convicted, I would have no problem with that. If, on the other hand, they...

2009-05-11 08:59:00

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University commends the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) for its report State of the Internet: NABP Position Paper on the Continued Proliferation of Rogue Internet Drug Outlets. This report builds and expands on previous work by both NABP(R) and CASA through its "You've Got Drugs!": Prescription Drug Pushers on the Internet series. The NABP(R) report is an...

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2009-03-18 08:00:55

The United Nations issued a few procedures on Tuesday over how to stop Internet drug markets from governments that are besieged by the increase in prescription drug abuse. A U.S. study discovered that only two of 365 online pharmacies were lawful, by selling any controlled substances with requisite prescriptions, International Narcotics Control Board chief Hamid Ghodse stated. In some countries, prescription drug trafficking and abuse is equivalent to the use of heroin, cocaine and...

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control. Country delegates gathering in Vienna next week are expected to issue a political declaration that could impact...

2009-02-04 19:41:12

The cost of U.S. methamphetamine reached $23.4 billion in 2005, including the burden of addiction, premature death and drug treatment, researchers said. The Rand Corp. study said that although methamphetamine causes some unique harms, the study finds that many of the primary issues that account for the burden of methamphetamine use are similar to those identified in economic assessments of other illicit drugs. Our findings show that the economic burden of methamphetamine abuse is...

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2009-02-04 08:50:00

The economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States reached $23.4 billion in 2005, including the burden of addiction, premature death, drug treatment and many other aspects of the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The RAND study is the first effort to construct a comprehensive national assessment of the costs of the methamphetamine problem in the United States. "Our findings show that the economic burden of methamphetamine abuse is substantial," said Nancy Nicosia,...

2009-01-25 00:17:06

Police in upstate New York have seized heroin marketed in packages stamped with an Obama brand name. Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Claboty described the misuse of the new president's surname as an absolute disgrace, the New York Daily News reported. Claboty said the 80 decks of heroin and a large quantity of marijuana were discovered and five suspects seized following a three-month investigation. Most of the heroin packets had Obama stamped on them in red ink. The Smoking Gun Web site,...

2009-01-12 05:00:00

Deflates Myth U.S. Demand Alone Fuels Mexico Drugs as 5% of Mexicans Now Regular Users, but Asserts Calderon Is Confronting the Drug Cartels WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --As President-Elect Barack Obama and President George Bush meet Monday and Tuesday in Washington with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, former U.S. Drug Czar (White House National Drug Policy Director) Four-Star Gen. (ret.) Barry McCaffrey reports that Mexico is on the verge of becoming a narco-state....

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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in U.S. teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong. The University of Michigan researchers conducted the annual survey of U.S. teen drug use, and found continuing declines in cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Researchers said marijuana is the most commonly used of the illegal drugs. Its use had been in a slow but steady decline this decade, but that seemed to stop this year. The survey...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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