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Vital Signs Health Blog - Orlando SentinelPrescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration. To help curb it, the agency announced Monday a new risk management plan that would require manufacturers of long-lasting and...
Hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector are in Orlando for an inaugural prescription drug abuse summit, which included keynote presentations Tuesday from the White House drug czar and a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues, Bath Salt Drugs, Health, HIV, Hepatitis C
LANSING — More teens are turning to pot and see it as less of a risk at the same time alcohol use among the same age group has dipped to historic lows, according to an annual national survey of drug use released Wednesday. The findings were based...
I have never met Tony Allen Gregg, a drug abuser and occasional dealer, a 10th-grade dropout and petty criminal. But the details of Mr. Gregg's life — and the life sentence he is now serving — highlight a major problem in our criminal...
Tags: Judges, Sociology, Criminal Laws, Justice System, Punishment
By Greg Beato"We the people," is one of the most sacred phrases in the American lexicon, right up there with "Play ball!" "In God we trust," and "Hi, my name is X and I'm an alcoholic." It heralds a revolutionary dispersal of power from the mighty to the many, and any...
FOX 17 Web ProducerStudy: 22 Million Americans Use Illegal Drugs (Source: CNN) More than 22 million Americans age 12 and older - nearly 9% of the U.S. population - use illegal drugs, according to the government’s 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The...
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CNNInappropriately used prescription pain medications kill 15,000 people in the United States each year, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We're in the midst of an epidemic," says CDC Director Dr. Thomas...
There are a number of things Kentucky is known for: great basketball, the best bourbon, the fastest horses, and our state’s incredible natural beauty. But sadly, the commonwealth is becoming known for something far less flattering: prescription pill...
The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday. According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...
Tags: Politics, Seattle, Fainting, Health, White House
When White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske recently toured Appalachia, he met with 14 imprisoned women who were in drug treatment, 13 of whom were being treated for prescription-drug use. Kerlikowske asked the women how many had been to Florida to get...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues, Florida, Politics, Rick Scott, Health
Before he was even sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott abolished the state agency tasked with reducing substance abuse and canned Florida's drug czar. Early this month, he stunned legislators and law enforcement when he proposed eliminating Florida's...
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