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Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Aruba frees Venezuelan wanted on US drug charges

Caracas - Aruba on Sunday freed a Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, stating that he had diplomatic immunity.
In the Media by Patricia Clarembaux (AFP)

Cholesterol management drug niacin 'carries risks'

New studies show that cholesterol management drug niacin produces more side effects than previously known. On that basis, some doctors now caution against taking it.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

Washington - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
In the Media by AFP

Priest arrested in Italy for allegedly selling drugs

Police officers in Italy arrested a catholic priest after he took part in a noisy cocaine party in the fashion capital of Milan.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds

Washington - The US Justice Department announced Thursday that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.
In the Media by AFP

Video: 'F*** hammered' Charlie Sheen greets fan at Taco Bell

Charlie Sheen is well known for having some demons when it comes to drugs. A new video has surfaced in which Sheen looks a bit worse for wear when greeting a fan.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Compounding pharmacy regulations put in place

Boston - Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick has signed a law aimed at addressing a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of pharmacies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday urged men who have gay sex to consider taking antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by Ana Inés Cibils, Maria Lorente (AFP)

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015: President

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by AFP

Reorienting Canadian drug policy

Winnipeg - The Frontier Center for Public Policy has published report called ‘A Blueprint for Reorienting Canadian Drug Policy’. The report argues that the ‘war on drugs’ is not working and calls for a new strategy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sometimes fatal side-effects to be revealed after Tor. Star probe

After an ongoing Toronto Star investigation exposed the fact that Health Canada was scrubbing crucial information from public view, the federal regulator will make public information it has kept secret regarding serious, sometimes fatal side-effects.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Washington rolls out their first recreational marijuana stores

Seattle - Recreational marijuana use will soon become a part of everyday life for residents of Washington, even more so than it already is. This legalization is transforming how we think about drugs using money and public opinion.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

New TB drug in development

Researchers have modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis. This is seen as an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues and treat serious global diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Taiwanese face lengthy jail time for Australian drugs charges

Sydney - Six Taiwanese men are facing life sentences after being charged with importing Aus$42 million ($39 million) worth of methamphetamine into Australia, authorities said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

FDA proposes rule to destroy illegal imports

The U.S. FDA is proposing that it be given powers to to destroy any drug valued at $2,500 or less that has been refused admission into the United States under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New generation of antibiotics considered

A new approach in tackling and destroying antibiotic resistant bacteria is being considered. New research reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier that surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Addiction 'off' switch is possible but not a cure

A new report has indicated that it may be possible to 'turn off' withdrawal symptoms deriving from when people refrain from taking illegal substances for a period of time to make it easier for people to stop.
In the Media by James Walker

Spanish police smash Pamplona bull run drug rings

Madrid - Police in Spain said Tuesday they had smashed four rings that smuggled hashish, ketamine and other drugs into the country to sell during the annual San Fermin bull-running festival.
In the Media by AFP

Toronto mayor back at work after rehab, wants 'another chance'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted he had been in "complete denial" about his drug and alcohol abuse, but asked voters for another chance as he returned to work following a stint in rehab.
In the Media by AFP

'War on Drugs' search warrants and disturbing SWAT trends

SWAT teams are kicking in doors in the early morning to serve search warrants typically related to the War on Drugs and according to a new American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), report, it’s happening in 124 homes every single day.

Notorious Toronto mayor set to return

Toronto - Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is to return to work Monday more popular than ever after a stint in rehab for his internationally publicized alcohol and drug abuse.
In the Media by AFP

What is being done about antibiotic resistance? Special

London Colney - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics. The implications of this are that life expectancy could fall due to people dying from diseases that are readily treatable today. This is the warning issued in a new paper by Tim Sandle.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Desperate and alone, immigrant children to be housed in Dallas

Dallas - More than 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into Texas earlier this month are on their way to shelters in Dallas, Texas.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader

- Mexican officials on Friday announced the arrest Jose Manuel Mireles, the face of a powerful anti-crime vigilante group in the western state of Michoacan.
In the Media by Katia Lemus (AFP)

Video: Man bashes police car on task from 'Planet Zoltron'

Michigan - A Muskegon county man allegedly charged an officer's patrol car and bounced off it shorty after. He then threw the pipe into the windshield. The reported weirdness did not stop there.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Woman allegedly hid pound of meth in very private place

San Luis - Authorities allegedly found a pound of meth that a woman was trying to smuggle across the border in her vagina. She was detained and had the meth confiscated.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel
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A rolling paper with a filter and marijuana.
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Stock image of drugs atop money
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Mexican authorities seizure of guns and cash in the Drug Wars
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