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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • Prescription drugs left around house tempt kids

    Prescriptions for painkillers -- left over from surgeries, orthopedic injuries or dental work -- frequently languish, unfinished, in family medicine chests. Supplies of anti-anxiety medications, including the benzodiazepines known by their commercial...
  • Pro: Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain and Nausea

    Medical marijuana use has a history stretching back thousands of years. In prebiblical times, the plant was used as medicinal tea in China, a stress antidote in India and a pain- reliever for earaches, childbirth and more throughout Asia, the Middle...
  • Don't Just Flush Leftover Meds

    Don't Just Flush Leftover Meds
    Unused medications create a dilemma—what to do with the things? They obviously shouldn't be left lying around accessible to bored teenagers or curious kids. Nor should they be flushed; medication traces are already showing up in the water supply....
  • U.S. war on drugs has failed, report says

    The United States' war on drugs has failed and will continue to do so as long as it emphasizes law enforcement and neglects the problem of consumption, a Washington think tank says in a report co-chaired by a former president of Mexico. The former...
  • Drug traffickers use submersibles to ferry narcotics

    Drug traffickers use submersibles to ferry narcotics
    It was on a routine patrol that the Colombian coast guard stumbled upon an eerie outpost amid the mangroves: a mini-shipyard where suspected drug traffickers were building submarines. Perched on a makeshift wooden dry dock late last month were two 55-...
  • Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana

    Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana
    A large and respected association of physicians is calling on the federal government to ease its strict ban on marijuana as medicine and hasten research into the drug's therapeutic uses. The American College of Physicians, the nation's largest...
  • Letters to the editor

    Solving problems in education Re "Rewriting the Locke story," May 20 This article does not explain how Green Dot, or any charter school operator, will make such drastic changes immediately. Please do not give false hope that Green Dot will go into Locke...
  • Chicago Leads in Percentage of Arrested Men Intoxicated With Drugs

    (WGN-AM)- A recent study reveals that almost 90 percent of men arrested in Chicago have drugs in their system. The Office of National Drug Control Policy released the findings on Thursday, which looked at the drug use of men arrested in 10 metropolitan...
  • IZOD Indycar Series news and notes

    IZOD Indycar Series news and notes
    1. Tight race brewing for oval championship: In a 250-lap sprint at Iowa Speedway, Scott Dixon went from 11 points arrears of leader Dario Franchitti to three points clear of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate in the A.J. Foyt Oval Championship...
  • This Week's All-Star Officers: Clark County K-9 Teams

    This Week's All-Star Officers:  Clark County K-9 Teams
    This week's All-Star Officers are very special team of crime-fighters: Clark County's award-winning K-9 Units, including Deputy Brian Ellithorpe and his four legged partner "Saver", and Deputy Rick Osborne, with his K-9, "Kane" Commander Chuck Atkins...
  • Coalition awarded federal grants

    LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition on Tuesday was awarded a major federal grant that will total $625,000 over the next five years as they work to thwart substance abuse among local teens. The Office of...