Feinstein: GAO Report Examines Effect of State Laws on Methamphetamine Labs

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a Government Accountability Office report: State Approaches Taken to Control Access to Key Methamphetamine Ingredient Show Varied Impact on Domestic Drug Labs.             The GAO report examines the effect of prescription-only laws and electronic tracking for pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the clandestine manufacture of

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Feinstein, Grassley Release Report on Strategies to Prevent a Security Crisis in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a bipartisan report entitled Preventing a Security Crisis in the Caribbean that provides recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to enhance current security efforts in the Caribbean.             “The Caribbean region has come a long way since it served as the primary

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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON – Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced a hearing Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. on prescription drug abuse in the United States.             According to a recent survey by Monitoring the Future—a University of Michigan study of U.S. students and young adults funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—prescription drugs

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Senate Drug Caucus Holds Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, held a hearing today on prescription drug abuse.             According to a recent survey by Monitoring the Future—a University of Michigan study of U.S. students and young adults funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—prescription drugs are the second-most abused category

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Feinstein, Grassley Release Report on Strategies to Reduce U.S. Drug Demand

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a bipartisan report entitled Reducing the U.S. Demand for Illegal Drugs that outlines strategies for Congress and the Obama Administration to reduce the massive U.S. demand for illegal drugs.             Drug abuse in the United States poses a major public health challenge

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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Holds Hearing on West African Drug Trafficking Threats

 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, held a hearing today on drug trafficking and U.S. efforts to counter emerging narcotics-related threats in West Africa.             In 2009, wholesale profits to cocaine traffickers in West Africa were estimated at $800 million.  Alarmingly, methamphetamine labs were recently found for

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