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Craigslist Ads For Prescription Drugs Result In Arrests
2012-10-14 05:24:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty-one people have been arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for selling prescription painkillers over the Internet, law enforcement officials announced on Thursday. The arrests come after an 11 month investigation known as "Operation Dot Com," in which undercover NYPD officers responded to Craigslist advertisements offering the drugs, according to New York Magazine reporter Joe Coscarelli. Officers made a...

2012-09-24 06:27:13

Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today, during the 23(rd) annual national observance of National Recovery Month. Non-medical...

Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) in New York City found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours. In the study, conducted from April 18 to May 17, the teens noted that around 17 percent of students were abusing drugs during school hours; this amounts...

2012-08-21 18:20:18

75 PERCENT OF TEENS SAY PICTURES OF TEENS PARTYING WITH ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ENCOURAGES TEENS TO WANT TO DO THE SAME WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 9 out of 10 (86 percent) of American high-school students say that some classmates are drugging, drinking and smoking during the school day, according to the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens, the 17th annual back-to-school survey conducted by...

2012-07-31 06:24:00

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent decades, criminal bands in Medellin and Rio de Janeiro have tried to impose a rule of terror supported by a constant influx of dollars from one of the most profitable businesses in the world: illegal drug trafficking. Due to the great demand for narcotics - a market generating billions of dollars each year - drug trafficking has been a force powerful enough to create parallel governments in these important Latin American cities. Against all odds,...

2012-07-24 06:24:58

DALLAS, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology. Although the current U.S. approach is comprehensive, involving policies ranging from arresting and imprisoning drug dealers to suspending the licenses of drunk drivers, it has failed to reduce...

2012-07-20 06:24:10

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas State Representative Drew Darby (R-72) released the following statement today regarding the recent arrest of 16 individuals involved in a methamphetamine production ring in Central Texas. Law enforcement officials recently confirmed that the June bust was made possible by evidence generated by Texas' real-time, stop-sale technology known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), a system put in place by legislation Rep. Darby sponsored...

2012-07-20 06:24:09

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently enacted legislation authored by Texas State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) assisted in the arrest of 16 individuals involved in a methamphetamine production ring in Travis County, Texas. Law enforcement officials recently confirmed that the June bust was made possible by evidence generated by Texas' real-time, stop-sale technology known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). NPLEx, which works much like a credit card...

2012-07-17 06:25:54

LUTHERVILLE, Md., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Iowa. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows...

2012-07-09 02:25:55

LUTHERVILLE, Md., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Kentucky. Data released for the first six months of 2012 by the National Precursor...