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Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

Deaths involving prescription pills have quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit organization in Washington that studies health policy.;  …

Georgia becomes latest state to consider drug testing for welfare

Following the example set by Florida and Missouri, Georgia state Sen. John Albers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require all applicants of Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare programs to pass a drug test. “Whether you work to receive compensation or collect government assistance, the…

AP IMPACT: After 40 years, America’s drug war failing on all fronts

After 40 years, the United States’ war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn’t worked. “In the grand scheme, it has…

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