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Published: January 6, 2012
An estimated 200 million people worldwide use illegal drugs, according to a new study. The health consequences of this use are wide-ranging.
Published: November 7, 2011
An estimated 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired prescription medications were collected around the country on the third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced.
Published: June 27, 2012
Drug abuse kills about 200,000 people worldwide each year, according to a new United Nations (UN) report. Global treatment for drug abuse would cost $250 billion per year if everyone who needed help received proper care, according to the UN.
Published: October 25, 2012
An online petition demanding the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation test homes for methamphetamine residue before selling them has received more than 200,000 signatures. The petition was started by a family who purchased a home from the agency that turned out to be a former meth lab.
Published: October 5, 2012
The national chain Family Dollar is getting into tobacco in a big way, CSPnet.com reports. The chain, with 7,200 stores nationwide, is introducing a four-foot tobacco display to 6,000 of its stores by the end of the year.
Published: May 17, 2013
Law enforcement officials in West Virginia say they have seized 200 methamphetamine labs so far in 2013, and are on track to shatter last year’s record of 288 meth lab seizures.
Published: September 22, 2015
A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives has introduced a bill designed to combat the increasing use of synthetic drugs, according to Roll Call. The bill would add more than 200 compounds to the list of Schedule I drugs, which are likely to be abused and have no medical uses.
Published: June 17, 2015
Methamphetamine seizures by border officers in Arizona have spiked as production of the drug increases in Mexico, the Associated Press reports. Officers seized more than 3,240 pounds of meth between October and May, compared with 3,200 pounds for the entire last fiscal year.
Published: June 16, 2010
Robert A. Zucker, director of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, will receive the 2010 Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award -- the group’s highest honor, according to a June 15 announcement.
Zucker has directed the Michigan Longitudinal Study -- which tracks the alcohol and other drug use histories of 2,200 people in 460 families -- for the past 26 years, as well as conducting research into gene-based environmental relationships and the neural circuitry underlying addiction risk.