Public Policy/Legislation

Webinar: Community Benefit and Local Substance Use Prevention

Office of National Drug Control Policy, January 21, 2016 The Office of National Drug Control Policy examines how the new ACA Community Benefit provisions can support community level substance use prevention efforts. Learn more about the Community Benefit and how... read more

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

Drug Enforcement Administration, 2015 DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time in every state but Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event... read more

States and Municipalities with Laws Regulating Use of Electronic Cigarettes

American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, 2015 This list includes states and municipalities with laws currently in effect that regulate where use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is prohibited. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that are designed to... read more

Effects of minimum legal drinking age on alcohol and marijuana use: evidence from toxicological testing data for fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 years

Injury Epidemiology, 2015 Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs by adolescents and young adults. The question of whether these two drugs are substitutes or complements has important implications for public policy and prevention strategies,... read more

Using Law to Support Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Issue Brief

The Network for Public Health Law The brief “explores the legal mechanisms for improved pharmacy distribution of the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone, and aims to help public health professionals, prescribers, pharmacy managers, and local, and territorial... read more

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