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Ten tips for handling prescription medications safely

There have been several stories reported on in the past few years about the risks associated with prescription medications, especially around misuse and overuse. A leading medic has provided Digital Journal with some important advice.

12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: officials

Guadalajara - A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said.

Philippines vows no whitewash in S. Korean businessman's murder

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office vowed on Sunday there would be no cover-up or whitewash in the investigation into a South Korean's alleged murder by police.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in US

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, pleaded not guilty in a US court Friday to a raft of firearms, drug trafficking and conspiracy charges that could see him jailed for life.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces charges in US court

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, appears before a US court on Friday to answer drug trafficking, firearms and conspiracy charges that could see him jailed for life.

Mexico's 'Chapo': From selling candy to selling drugs

Mexico - Joaquin Guzman has recounted that he had humble beginnings, selling oranges and candy when he was a child in his hometown in Mexico's northwestern mountains.

Mexico court dismisses Chapo extradition appeals

Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed appeals by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman against his extradition to the United States, a court source said.

German lawmakers green-light medical cannabis use

Berlin - German lawmakers on Thursday legalised cannabis use for medical purposes for people with serious diseases such as certain cancers and multiple sclerosis.

S. Korean businessman 'murdered in Philippine police HQ'

Manila - A South Korean businessman kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs was murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said Thursday.

Philippine police kidnapped and murdered S. Korean businessman

Manila - Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday.

At least 3 killed in new Brazil prison beheadings

Rio De Janeiro - At least three inmates were brutally executed and decapitated Saturday in a prison in Brazil's north, just days after 100 detainees died in prisons during gang-related bloodletting, officials said.

Cocaine gang war drives Brazil prison bloodbaths

S - When beheaded, disemboweled corpses stacked up in Brazilian jails, it looked like bloody chaos caused by overcrowding.But experts see method in last week's madness.

Haitian senator-elect in US to face drug trafficking charges

Miami - A onetime Haitian coup leader who was recently elected senator has been taken to the United States to face longstanding federal drug trafficking charges, officials said Friday.

Spain, Gibraltar police seize hashish after high-speed boat chase

Gibraltar - Spanish and Gibraltarian police on Thursday recovered hashish worth nearly five million dollars that was thrown into the Bay of Gibraltar by drug traffickers to escape a high-speed chase.

Finland jails drugs squad chief for smuggling hash

Helsinki - A Finnish court sentenced Thursday the former chief detective of the Helsinki police drug squad to ten years in prison for taking part in a drug smuggling ring.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Israel to ease punishment for pot-smoking soldiers

Jerusalem - Israel's army is to relax its disciplinary action against soldiers accused of smoking cannabis while on leave, a general overseeing the reform said Wednesday.

Canada police raid Montreal pot stores after Trudeau's warning

Montr - Police in Montreal raided six cannabis shops one day after they opened, following a warning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Canada.

Nine dead of fentanyl opioid abuse in one day in Vancouver: mayor

Ottawa - Nine people died from fentanyl opioid overdoses in the Canadian city of Vancouver in just the past 24 hours, Mayor Gregor Robertson said Friday.

Jailed Mexican drug lord gets court order for blanket

Mexico - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has felt so cold in his prison cell that he sought -- and won -- a court order to get an extra blanket.

Mexican Senate approves medical marijuana bill

Mexico - Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence.

Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs

Culiac - Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: a cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air conditioning and bulletproof glass.

Mexican army faces uphill battle against opium poppies

Los Zacatones - The soldiers ripped the opium poppies with their hands and tossed them in four bonfires, clearing a hill in Mexico's lush northwestern mountains in less than two hours.

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Mexico - Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to barracks.

Mexico says army to stay in streets

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defense minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment.

'Unnatural' for Mexican military to fight drug trafficking: minister

Mexico - Mexico's defense minister has complained about his troops having to take part in the country's war on drug trafficking -- a rare expression of criticism about the controversial, decade-old deployment.

Trump says Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': Duterte

Manila - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump told him Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way", in stark contrast to the criticism he has received from the current White House.

Girl of four dies after mother fed her meth, heroin and ketamine

Grimsby - A four-year-old girl died after she was persuaded to take a cocktail of drugs that her mother, Michala Pyke, 37, referred to as Smarties.
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