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May 18, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Formation of the nation's first comprehensive center to study how substance abuse affects society will be announced in New York today with support from a consortium of foundations, banks and businesses. The center, affiliated with Columbia University, will bring together all professional disciplines of the university's graduate schools and faculties. It will be headed by Joseph A. Califano Jr.
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May 18, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Formation of the nation's first comprehensive center to study how substance abuse affects society will be announced in New York today with support from a consortium of foundations, banks and businesses. The center, affiliated with Columbia University, will bring together all professional disciplines of the university's graduate schools and faculties. It will be headed by Joseph A. Califano Jr.
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June 15, 1996 | JOSH GREENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal drug czar Barry R. McCaffrey warned Friday that heroin use is rising at an alarming rate nationwide and that dealers have found new and increasingly more successful ways to market the drug. The average street price for heroin is so low and the quality is so high that new users can smoke or inhale it instead of injecting it, McCaffrey said in releasing the latest "Pulse Check"--a quarterly report on drug use compiled by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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May 1, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the drug's illegality, more than 40% of surveyed U.S. cancer specialists have recommended smoking marijuana to relieve chemotherapy nausea, and 48% say they would prescribe it in some cases if it were made legal, a new study reported Tuesday. The survey, which comes as federal drug enforcers are reconsidering their absolute ban on the drug, indicates a greater level of acceptance of marijuana's medicinal value by physicians than previously indicated.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2005 | Jamie Talan, Newsday
More teenagers are saying no to cigarettes and alcohol, according to a survey, which also found that misuse of prescription pain medication remains high. Scientists at the University of Michigan, who have conducted the federally funded annual survey since the mid-1970s, found that drug use in general had dropped 19% over the last four years. High on the list of substances teens are less apt to touch: cigarettes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2001
Dr. Herbert D. Kleber's response to "Traffic" screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's contention that [former drug czar] William Bennett contributed to his friend Rob Bingham's death from heroin is specious (" 'Traffic' Screenwriter's Sentiment Is Misplaced," Jan. 29). Kleber would have us believe that the Bennett-Reagan years were an Enlightened Age in the area of drug policy. On the contrary, the Bennett watch saw the emergence of "zero tolerance," the most misanthropic public policy since the Inquisition.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
Pundits and politicos seldom miss an opportunity to decry "the drug epidemic" as a "plague" cruelly infecting the hearts and minds of today's youth. They talk tough about pushers and then ladle on the compassion for the victims of this "dread disease." But if drug addiction really is an illness, then we better start treating it like one.
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