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A million British workers pumped up with drugs


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain are pumped up with drugs, a study suggests.Statistics from a drug-testing firm have revealed that around one in 30 employees ... Read more...

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With 3.1 mn users, India biggest opiate consumer


February 28th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Around 3.1 million Indias illegally use opiate - an opium derivative - of which half use synthetic opiate, an international report released here said Tuesday.The International ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Afghanistan to prioritise anti-drugs effort


February 17th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Afghan government to prioritise its efforts to eradicate illicit drugs in the war-torn country, warning "time is not ... Read more...

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Australians, New Zealanders world’s biggest cannabis users


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest cannabis users in the world, said a report published in the medial journal The Lancet.According to the report, the ... Read more...

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India to host meet against drugs trafficking


November 13th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) For the first time, India will host the "Paris Pact Meeting" beginning Monday that will focus on devising international cooperation against drugs trafficking.The two-day meeting ... Read more...

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400 kg hashish seized in Afghanistan


November 6th, 2011 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 400 kg of hashish has been seized in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand by the interior ministry, police said.Smugglers made an armed resistance ... Read more...

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Afghan opium production up by 61 percent


October 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 11 (IANS) Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 61 percent in 2011 in comparison with 2010, a UN report released here said Tuesday.In 2011, according to the ... Read more...

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Salt is addictive as cigarettes: Study


July 12th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Salt is addictive in the same way as cigarettes or hard drugs, a study has found.The findings could help explain why many find it so hard ... Read more...

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A closer look into how addiction hijacks the brain


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): New research has provided some more answers into how substance abuse hijacks neuronal circuits involved in reward and motivation and causes profound and persistent changes in behaviour.A ... Read more...

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Yves Saint Laurent perfume ‘drug simulation’ advert banned


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): An advertisement for Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) perfume has been banned in UK for appearing to show a woman simulating drug use.The ad for Belle D'Opium features a ... Read more...

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UK man pulled over for erratic driving had eight different drugs in his body


January 28th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A man in UK, who was pulled over for driving erratically, has been arrested after he was found to have consumed eight different drugs.Tests showed that Jamie Harrison, ... Read more...

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UN says rising opium prices threaten fight against drug production in Afghanistan


January 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Rising opium prices may encourage Afghan farmers to plant more of the narcotic crop, reversing recent gains in the fight against drug production, the United Nations Office ... Read more...

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Scientists solve 40-yr-old puzzle related liver enzyme function


November 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Penn State University researchers have finally found the answer to a 40-year-long puzzle about a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food. ... Read more...

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Howard K. Stern Found Guilty Of Contributing To Anna Nicole Smith’s Murder


October 30th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Howard K. Stern was found to be guilty of contributing to the murder of Anna Nicole Smith, his ex- lover. Smith had also been his client ... Read more...

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Indian-origin doc cleared of all charges


October 29th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Dr. Sandeep Kapoor of Indian-origin was found not guilty of conspiracy to provide prescription drugs to Anna Nicole Smith.Nicole Smith was found dead in a Florida hotel room ... Read more...

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Two guilty on some counts in Anna Nicole Smith drug case


October 29th, 2010 - 5:27 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- A jury on Thursday reached verdict in the drug trial against two physicians and a lawyer in relation to the accidental overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith.The ... Read more...

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Novel drug boosts marijuana-like chemical in body to relieve severe pain


September 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): American and Italian researchers have discovered that a novel drug allows a marijuana-like chemical in the body to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.Daniele Piomelli ... Read more...

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British forces hand over restive Afghan district to US


September 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/London, Sep 20 (DPA) British forces in southern Afghanistan have handed over control of volatile Sangin district to US troops in a transfer of security responsibility agreed earlier this year. The Ministry ... Read more...

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Obama identifies Pakistan as “major transit country” for narcotics


September 17th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has identified Pakistan as a major transit country for opiates and hashish for markets around the world, especially for narcotics originating in Afghanistan."Pakistan ... Read more...

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Nanny talks about Anna Nicole’s last days


September 8th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A nanny who worked at the Smith's home during her last few days has finally broken her silence and disclosed all about the last few days ... Read more...

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Prescriptions for painkillers stepping stone for drug addiction


August 21st, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Majority of the drug addicts first get hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain, revealed a study by University at Buffalo physicians.The study by UB's Richard Blondell and ... Read more...

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Alaska Couple Compile Hitlist Of 20


August 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul and Nadia Rockwood may look like an ordinary couple from Alaska but the FBI will agree that they had the most dangerous plans in store ... Read more...

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Doctors, boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith go on trial


August 5th, 2010 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (DPA) The former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith and two of her doctors, one of Indian origin, went on trial charged with illegally supplying prescription drugs to the ... Read more...

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Questioning Of The Jury Starts In Anna Nicole Smith’s Trial


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The drug conspiracy trial in the case of the late American model Anna Nicole Smith has started today as the jury began questioning ... Read more...

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LiLo addiction claim a fabrication, says attorney


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 02 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan's attorney has dismissed reports claiming that the actress is addicted to methamphetamine, saying drug accusation is "100 percent fabrication."Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley even denied ... Read more...

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Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Anna Nicole Smith’s doctor


July 7th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A request to drop charges against one of the doctors accused of providing Anna Nicole Smith with illegal drugs, that led to her death have ... Read more...

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Doctor Denied By Judge


July 7th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Los Angeles judge refused to drop two of the charges against the doctor who was charged with prescribing the drugs to Anna Nicole Smith that ... Read more...

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Drugs and alcohol can fuel creativity is a myth, says psychiatrist


June 25th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Psychiatrists have claimed that drinking and taking drugs does not enhance a person's creative quotient.While there are many artists and writers famous for drug abuse, most of them ... Read more...

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UN survey finds ‘major drug abuse’ in Afghanistan


June 21st, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 21 (DPA) The number of opium and heroin users in Afghanistan has risen 75 percent in the past five years, as total users of illegal drugs reached one million, ... Read more...

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Jenna Jameson passes drug test


April 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Former porn star Jenna Jameson has reportedly passed a drugs test she underwent to prove her boyfriend Tito Ortiz wrong after he claimed that she is hooked on ... Read more...

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Babies born to methadone mums develop eye defects: Study


February 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new study, medical experts found that babies born to mothers who had taken methadone during pregnancy developed a range of visual problems.The research, carried out by ... Read more...

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A Couple Used Jury Box To Smuggle Drugs


January 31st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to Pueblo County authorities, a 22-year-old woman, Felisha Trujillo, who is under police custody seemingly hatched a daring plan with her boy friend Phil Martinez. ... Read more...

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Over 700 oxycodone narcotic pills discovered in traffic stop


January 17th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – Two residents from Bronx, NY are facing felony charges after being found in illegal possession Friday of over 700 oxycodone narcotic pills.A New York State Trooper ... Read more...

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Angst among soldiers needs greater psychiatric focus


December 14th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The incidents of soldiers gunning down their superiors in a fit of rage in the US and India have placed much needed focus on mental healthcare in the ... Read more...

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Prescription drugs linked to Tiger Woods accident


December 8th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): Prescription drugs may have contributed to Tiger Woods' accident outside his Florida mansion, it has emerged.The billionaire golfer got embroiled in controversy after smashing his car outside ... Read more...

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