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2009-06-04 06:30:00

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is issued by Narconon International. "More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border," says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network of over 150 drug rehab and education centers. "The ONDCP, the UNODC, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in fact, governments everywhere agree that reducing drug demand must...

2009-05-18 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pain Relief Network (PRN) is calling on the Obama Administration to require the Department of Justice to join the organization's recent filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Sharon Johnston. In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday, May 13th, that the bellicose rhetoric represented...

2009-03-11 15:17:00

BALTIMORE, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Society Institute's Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) today said key opportunities exist for the new Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDPC) to shift and strengthen the United States' approach to the problem of addiction. Timed with today's announcement of Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske's official nomination as the nation's "drug czar," the CATG initiative called on the Obama Administration and...

2009-03-11 11:04:00

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America supports President Obama and Vice President Biden in choosing Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske as the next Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). "Chief Kerlikowske's deep understanding of the broad-ranging impacts of substance abuse on public safety, communities and family health is a tremendous asset to ONDCP and the field," said Steve Pasierb, president of the...

2008-12-05 11:36:00

Drug Take-Back Network Launched by Product Stewardship Institute and King Pharmaceuticals WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) convened its second National Pharmaceuticals Dialogue Meeting earlier this week in Washington, DC to discuss ways to improve the disposal of unused medications to combat increasing rates of prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings, and environmental contamination. The meeting, sponsored by King Pharmaceuticals,...

2008-11-18 20:12:41

San Francisco officials dispute U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy's claims the city has more medical marijuana outlets than Starbucks coffee shops. The office said in a posting on its official blog, pushingback.com, that San Francisco is home to 98 medical marijuana dispensaries and only 71 Starbucks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. However, San Francisco's Department of Public Health said only 24 marijuana outlets are registered in the city. I don't know how they got...

2008-10-07 12:00:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Director of National Drug Control Policy, John P. Walters, today released a startling data compilation indicating the extent to which Internet sites -- particularly those that post user-generated content -- can spread misinformation and facilitate dangerous behaviors among teens, tweens, and younger children. These behaviors can include drug and alcohol use, self-mutilation, extreme violence, and anorexia and other eating disorders. While many parents are...

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2008-10-07 10:40:00

Speaking in support of a new study about drug-related videos on popular social networking sites, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy told reporters that Internet videos have the ability to influence teenage drug activity. According to a study that took place in June, five percent of teens on the Internet acknowledged watching at least one drug-related video that month. "Parents would be horrified to think that people are sneaking into their house to encourage their...

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2008-09-12 15:05:00

Mexican drug cartels, finding it harder to smuggle in marijuana, are growing more of their crops in the United States, officials say. Cartels are reported growing their illegal weed in national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, USA Today says. John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, says 75 to 80 percent of marijuana grown outdoors is on state or federal land. The Drug Enforcement Administration says there were...

2008-09-12 06:00:23

By Judy Keen CHICAGO -- Mexican drug cartels are stepping up marijuana cultivation in U.S. national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, law enforcement and National Park Service officials say. John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, says 75%-80% of marijuana grown outdoors is on state or federal land. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says there were more than 4.8million marijuana-plant seizures at...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.