10/28/2011 - The demand for drugs in America is growing, and particularly among young people, the rate of drug use has increased, according to the United States Department of Justice's annual National Drug Threat Assessment.
10/28/2011 - In light of a new federal law overhauling the nation’s food safety program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined its new regulatory strategy for increasing the safety of imported food. Also, the FDA released its five-year plan to guide the agency through its expanding priorities for protecting public health. See both documents for details.
10/28/2011 - Prison officials are protected from liability for using technology to search visitors for drugs. In the case, a prison facility scanned visitors for drugs using a portable ion scanning machine. Individuals who were screened argued that the scan violated their Fourth Amendment rights but the appellate court disagreed, ruling that the machine was not intrusive.
10/20/2011 - Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi may be dead; U.S. working to confirm. Ukrainian researchers develop a nonexplosive ordnance-disposal method. Doubts about yesterday's Texas "terror plot." Was it just a bad prank? And more.