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Heroin, Painkillers Focus of White House’s 2014 Drug Control Policy

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration’s 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

07/09/2014

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Anne Arundel Police To Begin Carrying ‘Narcan’ To Combat Heroin Overdoses

Anne Arundel County police officers will soon begin carrying “Narcan,” a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, the department announced Monday.

03/24/2014

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Va. Lethal Injection Drug Same as One in Ohio Suit

Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate’s family who says his death was cruel and inhuman.

02/20/2014

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Air Force Drug Probe Grows to 10 Officers

An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.

01/10/2014

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FDA Delays Decision About Drug To Prevent HIV

Federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug’s manufacturer says.

06/08/2012

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