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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Athletes big users Wednesday, January 10, 1973 THE LETHBRID6E HERALD 31 Government taking steps to control use of drugs Bv JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Burravi OTTAWA The federal health department 15 nw pre- paring to take 5p.eps 10 control use of illeeal drugs, principally "speed." The action, evpeclcd to be an- nounced on t'n; o" the pub- licaticn of tne LePain Comnvs- sion fina! report in a few- months, follows recen; regu- lation changes to limit thi use of legally-prescribed ampheta- stimulsie their addetic per- mjnes to sii specified disorders.: lormauce. and about execu- But at the same time, a sen- lives, who use the drugs to keep ior health department official themselves going at the office Jus admitted there is a definite in spile of exhaustion, than he "danger" that these recent con- is worried about women, who trols of legal amphetamines, use Uic drugs mainly to Mntrol that came into effect Jan. 11 obesity, turning to illicit could actually force some indi- j sources. None of the aforemen- viduals. to turn to illicit supplies i tioned uses are allowed any- of (he drugs. inore. The official said he is nore The department official said worried about athletes. use in a recent interview that the amphetamines supposedly !o: "speed" problem in Canada is much larger than the problem of abuse of legally-prescribed amphetamines. For this reason, 1 the Government is waiting for the LeDain Commission's views on how to combat "speed" I abuse before it announces its I own approach. i The Lcpain Final report is expected in February, and v.-jll cover amphetamines, heroin, methadone. morphine, the opiates and other minor drugs. I The official noied that one of the main reasons Iht govern- ment decided not to wail for the LeDain report before taking ac- tion on the legal amphetamine abuse v.-as that control cf this problem was so much easier. Perhaps more important, tak- ing Ihis action first solves the official described as a credi- bility problem related to taking eventual action against ''speed" in Canada. ''Hem' can the government move against the problem of the so-called "speed H-hich involves mostly young i people, and not move against Ilia obvious abuse involving the adults, who are allowed am- phetamuies through legal chan- The official said that his own department has already devel- oped its own approaches to the more complex problem of con- trolling "speed" use in Canada. He said the government will be readv to take any action right illegal, but Is no alter the LeDain report, just as ated its announced its cannabis pol- i other slcp5 bei" icy right after LeDain's can- naois report. Sources in Ottawa suggest j young i that one oi the steps being era-, gers ,0 0, .sidered by Ottawa would pro-1 aad 5pecia] I'ide peaalties for illegal posses- medical clinics. La co-operation sion of araphelamiEes. iri'.h the provinces, for craatkg At possession of the "speed freaks" alio? dmg without z prescription is Ibera to shate their habits. whymore people every week oreshomng at... SURF Laundry Detergent Preprieed 69c......2 Ib. net wt. pkg. FLOUR Values Effective 'Til Closing Saturday, Jan. 13, 1973. STORE HOURS Open Daily 9 a.m. 'til 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. 'til 9 p.m, "College Mall" 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive 420 6th Street South "Downtown" 324 Mayor Magrath Drive MARGARINE 100% Pure Vege- table oil, Mb. net wt. parchment pkg..... 16 BROOK PARK TURKEY, BEEF, SALISBURY STEAK FROZEN DINNERS ll-oi. net wt. pkg. PKK FREW ASSORTED BiSCUitS Your 0 AQX Choice. 7-oz. net wt. O DETERGENT "'I 4 Ib. 11 01. net ptg. TOOTHPASTE SO Ml tube UQUID DFTEBGENT [ux FrePriced 69c. 24-fl. 01. bile. POST'S CEREAl EEC Alpha Bits in JO-oz. nef wt. pkg. 2 MORDEN MANOR CANADA STANDARD GRADE YORK FROZEN CONCENTRATE Vegetables 5 Orange Juice 6-fl. cz tins 5 LOBLAWS PLAIN NIPPY or PIMENTO CHEESE SLICES S-oi. net wt. pkgs. CANADA GRADE A BEEF ROASTS STAFFORD'S CHERRY, BLUEBERRY, PEACH. STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB PIE FILLIN0S 19-fl. oz. fins Boneless Blade Boneless Shoulder, CROSS RIB 1.09 Ib. DEVON FROZEN CHICKEN, TURKEY, BEEF 8-01. net wt. pkgs. PRIME Rl STEAKS Ib. 1 .19 MINCED BEEF 4-lb. economy pack 2 .98 PLATE BRISKET BEEF BONE-IN CANADA GRADE A ...............Ib. WITH PORK or BEANS Mix or Match SPAGHETTI YORK 14 fl. 01. tint SIDE BACON Swift's fiver- sweef, Sliced, Rindless 1 -Ib. cov. pkg. BY THE PIECE BOLOGNA Ib. FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT Red or White Sweet and Juicy Large Size ANJOU PEARS POTATOES Canada No. 1 Grade Red or While ;