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Survey: 9 In 10 Texans Want Pot Decriminalized

A pro-marijuana legalization group named Progress Texas has put up a billboard in support of its cause. Some people may call it a “sign of the times,” after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado two years ago.

04/21/2014

Prescription Pills

FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Texas Lawmaker Leads Call For Rx Abuse Crackdown

Some lawmakers want to know why the federal government hasn’t done more to prosecute clinics illegally dispensing prescriptions for pain medication. Leading the charge is North Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, a licensed physician.

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2013

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Says 1 In 5 Pregnant White Women Smoke

Despite the risks, about one in five white women still smoke cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new study that looked at substance abuse during pregnancy among races.

05/11/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Are Bad Habits Hard To Break?

What’s your poison, your addiction? Whatever it is you’re hooked on, from coffee to cocaine, smoking pot to pigging out, Nora Volkow has your number.

04/30/2012

Prescription Pills

Safely Dispose Of Your Prescription Drugs

Saturday offers a chance for North Texans to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, and help prevent the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

04/27/2012

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Probe: Drug Abusers Exploiting Medicare Benefit

Drug abusers are exploiting Medicare prescription’s benefit to score large quantities of painkillers, and taxpayers have to foot most of the bill, according to a new report by congressional investigators.

10/04/2011

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North Texas Students Rewarded For Prom Promises

One North Texas organization wants to make sure that local teens stay “buzz free” on a special night.

03/16/2011

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