Navigation Links
Target America Exhibit Opens at the California Science Center October 2, 2008
Date:9/11/2008

Exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration explores the many costs

and consequences of illegal drugs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) traveling exhibit Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause will open in Los Angeles at the California Science Center on October 2, 2008. Running through May 3, 2009 the exhibit will explore the science behind illegal drug addiction and the myriad costs of illegal drugs to individuals, American society and the world.

Target America began its national tour in 2002 and comes to Los Angeles with a newly expanded section specific to Southern California. The "Southern California Story" section looks at prevention, treatment and law enforcement issues related to drugs in Southern California as well as current neuroscience research aimed at understanding and breaking the cycle of drug abuse and addiction. Most Americans are unaware of the science behind the damaging effects of illegal drugs on the mind and body, or of the other tremendous costs associated with the production, sale and use of illegal drugs. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans are not drug users, the costs to society -- estimated at more than $180 billion a year -- are paid by the public in many ways. This includes the cost of lost productivity of users in the workplace, their health care, criminal justice costs, child welfare costs, and the impact their drug use has on everyone's health and safety.

"This exhibit will open eyes to the vast and tragic consequences of illegal drugs -- from their damaging health effects, to lost lives, to taxing our healthcare and social welfare systems, to billions in economic losses, to family despair, environmental harm, impaired worker performance, to funding terrorism," said DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "Understanding the far-reaching and devastating impact of illegal drugs is key to preven
'/>"/>

SOURCE California Science Center
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. A new molecular zip code, and a new drug target for Huntingtons disease
2. Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity in Humans, Study in Nature Medicine Finds
3. National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Partners With Sherwin-Williams to Target Lead Risks in Neglected Housing
4. U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics
5. Global Health Project targets reducing AIDS among Indias adolescents
6. Study suggests brain tumors need treatment with multiple targeted drugs
7. GP targets on heart disease should be simpler and based more on treatment and prevention
8. T vs. B: Re-engineered human T cells effectively target and kill cancerous B cells
9. Chronic infection persists by targeting stromal cell network in lymphoid organs
10. Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White Houses National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
11. International Law Enforcement Operation Targets Underground Manufacture of Anabolic Steroids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... PHILADELPHIA The presence of chronic inflammation in ... aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found ... levels, according to a study published in ... of the American Association for Cancer Research. , ... some participants of the placebo arm of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the most popular vaccine brands for children may not ... overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the ... according to a new study by University of Illinois ... be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon H. Jacobson, ... computer science and of mathematics at the U. of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Two recent papers by a University of Colorado ... scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, ... other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey S. Kieft, PhD, ... the School of Medicine and an early career ... colleagues recently published articles in the scholarly journals ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and ... (TBI) were compared to military personnel without TBI ... in measures of overall disability, cognitive function, post-traumatic ... reported in an article in Journal of ... Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... CHICAGO, IL, April 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one ... accounts for numerous pediatric visits during the first several ... of colic symptoms was showing promise; however, the April ... (BMJ2014;348:g2107; Sung, Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics ... probiotic L reuteri for infant colic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military 2Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2
... Losing weight can help reduce your risk of cancer if ... effective in lowering that risk, an expert says. Diets ... changes in eating habits and also provide a variety of ... clinical dietitian in the clinical nutrition department at the University ...
... Urinary tract infections are common in women, costing an ... in the United States alone. These infections frequently ... A depletion of vaginal lactobacilli, a type of ... suggests that replenishing these bacteria may be beneficial. Researchers ...
... , cancer scientists Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein pit their ... cancer against the widely accepted Somatic Mutation Theory (SMT) in ... theories have formally opposed each other championed by authors ... forum for discussion. Soto and Sonnenschein, from Tufts University, ...
... , THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- ... target the new organ can develop accelerated narrowing of ... may lead to organ rejection. That,s the finding ... kidney biopsies from 99 kidney transplant patients -- 40 ...
... a statin before having major elective surgery reduces potentially ... an upcoming issue of the Journal of the ... than 230 million major elective surgeries are performed around ... develop kidney injury soon after surgery, often due to ...
... , Thursday, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Just as the ... world,s languages also originated there and spread across the globe, ... analyzed the phonemes -- distinct units of sound that differentiate ... pattern mirrors that of human genetic diversity. As humans ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Good Diet Includes Many Cancer-Fighting Foods: Expert 2Health News:Statins may protect against kidney complications following elective surgery 2Health News:Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) ... fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A ... the close of trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ... discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the fourth ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new ... targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert ... to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction ... repair heals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , a ... therapeutics for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, ... Valhalla, NY as of January ... space at New York Medical College. Oligomerix, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... Mich., Dec. 3 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) ... to repurchase up to $750 million of its common stock. ... by the Company,s management based on their evaluation of market conditions, ... considerations. Purchases may be made from time to time in ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3, 2009 Raytheon BBN Technologies, a ... has licensed its patented, award-winning stereo digital mammography (SDM) technology ... SDM technology with the Aspire HD FFDM system. Combined with ... stereo images for 3-D viewing. FUJIFILM will display the Raytheon ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stryker Announces $750 Million Share Repurchase Program and Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend 2Raytheon BBN Technologies Licenses Stereo Digital Mammography Technology to FUJIFILM Corporation 2Raytheon BBN Technologies Licenses Stereo Digital Mammography Technology to FUJIFILM Corporation 3
PDA formatted guide containing outlines and detailed information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS....
PDA version of the best-selling guide....
PDA application contains 15,000+ ICD-9-CM Diagnosis codes....
More than 200 key diagnostic and treatment tables culled from Tierney's Current Medical Diagnostics and Treatment 2003....
Medicine Products: