Posts tagged "drug control"

Feb 1 news: White House drug strategy, e-cigarette stroke, Ebola, toothpaste, border health

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Jan. 7 news: Food allergies, flu season, vaping and minors, schizophrenia reclassification, tainted drugs

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Nov. 28 news: Obamacare sign-ups lag, HIV in Eastern Europe, meth use, Ebola, flu shots

Check out today’s public health news on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

Feb. 21 news: Health care is a right in Oregon, vaccine crackdown, kratom salmonella, NY smoking decline

Check out today’s public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Dec. 15 news: ACA sign ups, opioid funding, Zika toddlers, teen drug use

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
News release: Marijuana and alcohol negatively impact lifetime achievement in young adults

News release: Marijuana and alcohol negatively impact lifetime achievement in young adults

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.
New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

Michael Botticelli, the new director of national drug control policy, discussed our nation's drug use epidemic in a meeting with APHA members.
Public health approach to drug control

Public health approach to drug control

This year’s National Public Health Week theme paid homage to public health’s ROI, or return on investment, emphasizing its proven value in savings of both lives and money. ROI is a chief objective at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP.

‘Drug Czar’ Kerlikowske promotes October prevention initiatives

October is a big month for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and its “drug czar,” Director R. Gil Kerlikowske.

White House announces public health approach to drug control

In recent years, the polarizing debate on national drug control policy has been largely dominated by two conflicting perspectives: the nation is fighting a ‘war on drugs’ and legalizing drugs is the silver bullet.

Drug control chief meets with APHA board

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, met Thursday with the APHA Executive Board during their fall meeting.