Newest Synthetic Drug to Cause Concern is Called “Smiles”

It’s nice to share…The latest synthetic drug to cause concern among law enforcement officials is called “Smiles,” or 2C-I.  The drug has been linked to the deaths of two North Dakota teens. The drug is chemically similar to the drug 2C-B, which is a Schedule I hallucinogen. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, […]

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Study Finds Alcohol and Drug Abuse Common in Fatal Crashes

It’s nice to share…Reuter reports that more than half of U.S. drivers killed in car crashes had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash.  Researchers also found that men and people driving at night were the most likely to have alcohol, marijuana or other illicit or prescription drugs show up […]

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Congress Agrees to Add 26 Synthetic Drugs to Controlled Substances Act

It’s nice to share…The Drug Enforcement Administration this week commended House and Senate negotiators for agreeing on legislation to control 26 synthetic drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. These drugs include those commonly found in products marketed as “K2” and “Spice.”… Read more  

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FDA Reform Act Provisions Finalized in Both House and Senate Include Bath Salts Ban

It’s nice to share…This week, an agreement was reached between the Senate and the House on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Reform Act. Many coalition leaders throughout the country engaged with their local lawmakers on the importance of prescription drug abuse and other drug prevention provisions.  Click here to find out more.

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More High School Students Using ADHD Drugs to Get Better Grades

It’s nice to share…A growing number of high school students are using attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, to help them get better grades, The New York Times reports. Teens get them from friends, buy them from student dealers, or pretend to have ADHD in order to get prescriptions. Click […]

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