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The government used to have a better counting method, but its accuracy has diminished amid congressional budget cuts.

  • Aug 22, 2017

An innovative program has demonstrated that the best use of the power of the criminal justice system is to attack the role of alcohol in offenders’ lives — by mandating them to abstain from drinking it.

  • Aug 7, 2017

A new study found opioid abuse is now at least as common in cities as it is in rural areas.

  • Jul 31, 2017

The Netherlands unintentionally created a perfect laboratory for studying marijuana effects, and it produced troubling results for legalization advocates.

  • Jul 25, 2017

Chemists are looking for new ways to make pain medications safer, but early attempts were plagued by unintended consequences.

  • Jul 10, 2017

Five states account for 90 percent of executions. What makes them different?

  • Jun 20, 2017

Bringing down the rate of HIV infection in one of the United States’ great public health triumphs of the past quarter-century. Now, thanks to the opioid economic, some of those hard-won gains may be reversed.

  • Jun 14, 2017

Courts are forcing fewer people to get marijuana-addiction treatment, but more people believe they need it.

  • Jun 12, 2017

Why “zero-tolerance” policies for driving under the influence of marijuana aren't the simple solution they seem.

  • May 31, 2017
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