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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 6/2/05
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 01:56:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco June 2, 2005
Drug Courts Proliferate Nationally
A new report from the National Drug Court Institute finds that the
number of drug courts in the U.S. has increased 37 percent over the past
year, and has doubled since 2001.
Landmark U.K. Tobacco Case Fails
British courts have ruled against a widow who sued Imperial Tobacco over
the cancer death of her husband, a longtime smoker.
OxyContin Maker Developing Electronic Drug Tracking
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the oft-abused painkiller OxyContin, is
among a group of firms working on a system to electronically track
shipments of pharmaceuticals.
Wave of Hepatitis C Problems Expected
While the rate of new cases of hepatitis C has fallen in recent years,
health professionals are bracing for the impact of the disease among the
millions who were infected during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
Medical Marijuana Rejected by U.K. Court
A bid to legalize marijuana for medical use has failed in the British
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Methadone Treatment in Primary Care Setting Found Successful
Providing methadone treatment in a primary care setting is feasible and
can result in healthy outcomes for patients addicted to heroin who are
stable on methadone.
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Feds Considering New Alcohol Labels
The federal government is considering adding nutrition and ingredient
information to the labels of alcoholic beverages, and the alcohol
industry and health experts have distinctly different ideas about how
that should be accomplished..
ADSS Cost Study: Costs of Substance Abuse Treatment in the Specialty
Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility
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METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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