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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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Study: Friends, Not Dealers, Most Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

03/03/2014