There are more than 47 million people in the United States who are 65 years or older. What’s alarming is that substance abuse among those 60 years and older (including those who misuse prescription drugs) currently affects about 17% of this population – that’s a whopping 8 million people.
A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators have asked the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) to remove 25% tariffs imposed in October 2019 on European Union food, wine and spirits, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
UNITED KINGDOM - One in five people aged over 55 years of age admit to feeling peer pressured into drinking more alcohol than they otherwise would, a study has found.
Long holiday weekends can be dangerous on America’s roads, and July 4th and the days surrounding the national holiday are among the deadliest for drunk driving.
This year, Christmas will be brought to you by beer. As the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars, restaurants and venues across the world, many beer-makers suddenly found themselves with the same problem.
Did you know that states have their own terms for drunk and impaired driving? Regardless of the name or acronym, it takes strong representation for DUI offenses if a person is looking to limit their sentencing. What about impaired driving, though?
A new study from Consumer Reports estimates that requiring cutting-edge safety features on all new motor vehicles would reduce annual traffic deaths in the U.S. by more than half. The study points out that despite the benefits, how and when these systems should be deployed still lacks a robust regulatory framework from Congress or federal agencies.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee formed inn 1980, provides expert scientific advice once every five years. Currently, the recommended limit for alcohol use in the US is limited to two drinks a day for men, and one for women; one drink is equivalent of 125 mL wine at 12.5% abv (alcohol by volume). The new draft report suggests one drink daily for both sexes.
It says something about Canada that many famous cases throughout Canadian legal history relate to the regulation of alcohol.