WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration budget released Wednesday emphasizes drug abuse punishment and interdiction over treatment and prevention, despite recent rhetoric from the Office of National Drug Control Policy on a "21st century" approach.
The Dräger DrugTest 5000 will be used in police stations to detect cannabis. A positive saliva test with the new device means that officers will no longer have to call a doctor before asking for a blood sample if they suspect a driver of being on drugs.
The general direction when it comes to state laws regarding marijuana -- whether it's legalizing it, legalizing it for medicinal purposes or decriminalizing it -- is clearly moving in the direction of leniency.
A retrospective study of people presenting for treatment at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Department (ED) following benzodiazepine use has found a constant increase over the five years 2007-2011.
In an overhaul of the state's alcohol and gaming authorities, Victoria's regions will have no dedicated liquor inspectors, a move that has enraged police and others trying to curb alcohol abuse in the country.
To reduce the significant burden of our Nation’s drug problem on our people and our economy, the President’s Budget supports a 21st century approach to drug policy that acknowledges drug use is a public health issue, not just a criminal justice one.
Are governments abrogating their public health responsibilities? This was the title of a presentation to the National Rural Health Conference in Adelaide this week, by David Templeman, CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council.
An advert for an exercise machine called the StreetStrider and a promotion for a Shisha pipe which claims to be tobacco and nicotine free are the latest to be banned by the Advertising Standards Bureau.
PARAMEDICS have treated more than 1,700 people for drug and alcohol overdoses in just two years, The Sentinel can reveal.New figures show that since April 2011, on average, an ambulance has attended...
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