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Tests intended to determine whether the drug tenofovir can prevent HIV from entering the body have hit a wave of global opposition, the Washington Post reports. Trials in Cambodia, have all been cancelled because of protests. The interesting thing, as the article makes clear, is that the tests might very well have helped the individuals who…

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Several months ago I posted an item asking for readers to give me the scoop on suboxone, a relatively new drug that is used to treat opioid dependence. A lot of people get to this blog because they Google the word suboxone, but I was not aware of any legal controversy around the drug. I…

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Every day this blog gets hits from people interested in Suboxone, which is a drug made from buprenorphine and naloxone that is used to treat opioid dependence. It’s ridiculous in a way, because I’ve previously only posted *one* item on Suboxone and it was nothing but a link to a news story about the difficulties…

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Another year is wrapping up and so it is once again time to consider the most interesting drug law stories of the last 365 days. Keep in mind that I’m a California oriented blogger and my interests have to do primarily with issues that are either in criminal law or in areas of our national…

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The New York Times’ Bats blog, written by Alan Schwartz, has been live blogging from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing on Major League Baseball steroid use today.   (Above: Former Senator George Mitchell, author of the “Mitchell Report” on MLB steroids, at today’s hearing. Photo by Brendan Smialowski, New York Times.)…

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