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November 29, 2010

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - using its emergency scheduling authority - has begun the process to classify five chemicals used to make synthetic marijuana as controlled substances.

Use of synthetic marijuana, commonly called K2, Spice, and Blaze, has become increasingly popular among teens in the last few years. They are commonly sold in retail shops and over the internet.

Since 2009, DEA has received reports of serious adverse events and hospitalizations...

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November 19, 2010

College students who frequently drink highly caffeinated beverages, "energy drinks," are at significantly greater risk for alcohol dependence according to a study in a forthcoming issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

The findings support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it is issuing warning letters to several manufacturers of pre-mixed caffeinated alcoholic beverages, according to Amelia Arria, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at...

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