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Budget Document Seeks Almost 95 Percent Cut for ‘Drug Czar’ Office

By Steven Nelson May 5, 2017 The White House “drug czar” would see an almost 95 percent reduction in its office’s funding under a budget proposal drafted by the Office of Management and Budget. The cuts would eliminate the two large grant programs managed by the Office of National Drug Control, along with a substantial…
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New Report Calls States to Take Action on Drug-Impaired Driving

By Kara Macek April 26, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.—With more states legalizing marijuana and record numbers of people dying from drug overdoses, concerns about drug-impaired driving are escalating. While we have made progress in combatting drunk driving in recent decades, drug use by drivers continues to rise. In fact, in 2015 (the most recent national data…
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New Bill to Put 7-Day Limit on Pain Med Prescriptions

by Megan Brooks April 19, 2017 In an effort to combat opioid addiction and abuse, US Senators John McCain (R-Ariz) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would limit the initial supply of opioids for acute pain to 7 days. This limit does not apply to the treatment of chronic pain; pain being…
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