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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 5/3/05
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 01:57:24 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco May 3, 2005
Ore. Docs Reject Meth Reporting Plan
A proposal to require Oregon doctors to report patients with
methamphetamine addictions to public-health officials was rejected by
the state medical association.
Maternal Drinking May Trigger Sleeping Problems in Kids
Animal studies suggest that binge drinking during pregnancy can disrupt
fetal circadian rhythms, which govern the body's natural clock.
Baseball Steroid Plan Seeks Long Suspensions
First-time violators of Major League Baseball's proposed new policy on
performance-enhancing drugs would face 50-game suspensions.
Fla. House Passes Statewide Student Drug Testing Bill
All high-school athletes in the state of Florida would be tested for
steroid use under a measure that unanimously passed the Florida House
Conn. Crack Penalties Under Review
A Connecticut legislative panel has approved a proposal to make the
penalties for crack cocaine use the same as those for possession of the
powdered version of the drug.
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Study Shows Dropoff in Private Treatment Funding
Private financing for the treatment of addiction and mental-health
disorders continues to drop, with government taking an increasingly
prominent role in providing care for behavioral health problems..
The Center for Mental Health Services: Case Studies
Fairness in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance
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METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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