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Approximately every five years, the U.S. Congress reauthorizes the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to carry out its duties as the primary agency of federal drug control policy. ONDCP was first authorized by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and has been reauthorized many times since. The last time ONDCP was reauthorized was in 2006, by the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (public law 109–469). Since ONDCP is only funded through FY 2010, another bill will be forthcoming. This will be the first time ONDCP has been reauthorized under President Barack Obama; although no one outside ONDCP knows what changes will be made in federal drug control policy, it is expected that ONDCP will devote more resources to ...

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