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White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Haddon Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Haddon Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie campaigns to make drug abuse his issue

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- On no one's early list of issues likely to headline the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is the nation's "war on drugs."

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Feds seek ways to expand use of addiction drug

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's top drug abuse experts are struggling to find ways to expand use of a medicine that is considered the best therapy for treating heroin and painkiller addiction.

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heroin
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Bill Passed to Fight Rising Heroin Use

Due to rising heroin use in New Jersey, a bill has been passed that will strengthen penalties for those convicted.

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Bags of Heroin
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Report Takes on NJ’s Heroin, Pill Problem

A state panel is offering recommendations on how to combat New Jersey's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

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Oreos Could be as Addictive as Cocaine
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One D&D Caller Debunks Study That Oreos Are as Addictive as Cocaine [AUDIO]

Who would have ever thought Oreos were just as addictive as cocaine.

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Heroin
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NJ Heroin Problem Getting Worse [AUDIO]

For the third time this year, officials in Camden have confirmed a cluster of heroin overdoses, from an unusually potent batch of the drug. 

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Operation Dismayed (NJ OAG)
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15 Accused of Roles in Multistate Heroin Ring

Fifteen people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a heroin supply network that authorities say distributed millions of dollars' worth of the drug to dealers throughout the Northeast.

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Prescription Drugs
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Prescription Medication and Drug Abuse in NJ – What You Should Know [AUDIO]

Jim spoke about this topic at great length yesterday (7/11). It started out as a discussion on the drug problem in NJ and morphed into a "what you need to know" segment regarding prescription medication.

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(Flickr photo via via eric c bryan)
(Flickr photo via Eric C Bryan)
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NJ Can Better Monitor Prescription Pill Use

Following yesterday’s report by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) on its findings about prescription drugs and heroin abuse in New Jersey, Assembly Republicans Mary Pat Angelini and Dave Wolfe reiterated their call for consideration of a bill they introduced on June 10 that seeks to curb such abuses by revising provisions of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

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