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Oklahoma Receives Grant To Tackle Prescription Drug Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

The state was given $1 million that will be used to prevent overdoses and address triggers for addiction. MORE  

One Out of Every 10 Adult Deaths Is from Excessive Drinking

By Paul Gaita

It should come as no surprise that alcohol is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. MORE  

Alcohol Rarely Cited As Cause of U.S. Traffic Deaths, Study Shows

By Shawn Dwyer

The study examined data over a 10 year period and found a major discrepancy in the number of roadside fatalities being caused by alcohol. MORE  

States Spending Fraction of Recommended Amount on Anti-Smoking Campaigns

By Shawn Dwyer

Only two states – North Dakota and Alaska – are spending at the levels the CDC suggests. Everyone else, not so much. MORE  

Gory Ads Scare Smokers to Quit

By Valerie Tejeda

An anti-smoking campaign featuring graphic, shocking images causes a dramatic upsurge in smokers seeking help. MORE  

Painkiller Deaths Tripled in 10 Years

By Will Godfrey

According to a new government report, an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse is causing more fatalities than heroin and cocaine combined. MORE  

Why Everyone Should Like a Liquor Tax Hike

By Jennifer Matesa

Current US alcohol taxes don't come anywhere close to covering the more than $220 billion a year that excessive drinking costs the nation, says a new CDC study. MORE  

Bad Economy Could Be Curbing Drunk Driving

By Anthony Daconti

In a silver-lining effect, the tough economy could be responsible for a slump in drunk driving in recent years. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Overtake Traffic Toll

By Jeff Forester

Drugs are now out-killing cars nationwide, but illegal substances aren't the chief culprits. MORE  

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