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2012-07-09 02:25:52

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 Missouri. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for the...

2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up — but have deadlier consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The change in the overall pattern of substance abuse is reflected in the types of drugs causing overdose deaths and trips to rehab. Since 2000, the drugs sending people to their graves or to rehab have been shifting away from illicit drugs and toward prescription drugs. The 2011 report on the subject from...

2012-06-05 06:28:39

Will give law enforcement ability to deal with new drug threat OTTAWA, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced today that the Harper Government plans to regulate MDPV, a key ingredient in the illicit drug referred to as "bath salts", under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The so-called "bath salts" earned their name because they look like bath salts sold in mainstream drug stores. However, unlike legitimate bath salts,...

2012-06-02 23:01:02

Over 85% of drug addicts have used drugs before reaching majority. Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 As any parent would likely agree, it seems that kids grow up all too quickly these days. While some parents´ worries these days focus on classic problems like teen sexuality, bullying, academic performance, and other popular favorites; there´s no question that the issue of drug abuse has become more relevant than ever for concerned parents. In an era in which people can get...

2012-05-31 23:03:22

Increased emphasis on arrests of drug dealers, especially those who provided drugs that resulted in overdose, helps make communities safer but can never be a complete solution. McAlester, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 As heroin deaths increase across America, law enforcement and civic groups push for more arrests to deal with the problem. In many cities, when an overdose death occurs, the person who supplied the drug is arrested for homicide. While this provides a certain degree of justice...

'Horror Stories' Surfacing of Deadly Columbian Mind-Control Drug
2012-05-14 04:23:50

Experts are warning about a dangerous drug currently being dealt in Colombia that can reportedly rob an individual of their free will, making them vulnerable to criminals and attackers, or erase their memories. The drug is known as scopolamine, and according to Gizmodo reporter Sam Biddle, the substance, which is derived from plants like cocaine, "will turn you into an insane zombie and probably kill you." Scopolamine, otherwise known as "The Devil's Breath," was tested by the CIA as a...

2012-04-05 10:04:57

Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people. However, it is likely to become more common as generations that use drugs more frequently reach an older age. New research published today in the journal Age and Ageing has found that the lifetime use of cannabis, amphetamine, cocaine and LSD in 50-64 year olds has significantly increased since 1993 and is much higher than lifetime use in adults aged over 65. The study also found that drug use in inner London was higher than...

New Study Examines Teen Alcohol And Illicit Drug Use
2012-04-03 11:36:38

Most US teenagers have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood and more than 15 percent of them meet the criteria for substance abuse, according to a new survey published in the April issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. The survey of more than 10,000 US teens found that 4 out of 5 (78.2 percent) teens had tried alcohol before the age of 18. The results of the survey also showed that some 18 percent of adults meet the criteria for “lifetime abuse” of...

2012-03-28 01:03:29

To curb employees' on-the-job substance use and intoxication, bosses need to do more than just be around their employees all day, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). "It's only when employees think their supervisor knows how to detect substance use -- and is willing to do something about it -- that employees' drinking and drug use on the job decreases," explains Michael Frone, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA and research...

2012-02-29 17:21:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today the federal district court denied our motion for a preliminary injunction against the DEA's immediate suspension of our license to ship controlled substances from our Lakeland, Fla., distribution center. We disagree with this decision and have noticed our appeal of this decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Our contingency plans will be immediately activated, and we will make every effort to meet...