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Microbiologists assess ways to lower medicine contamination risks Special

Dublin - Microbiologists from a range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies convened in Dublin to attend a conference discussing how to effectively monitor the built environment for risks in relation to drug product manufacturing.

Trump praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war: reports

Washington - US President Donald Trump praised his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte over his immensely polarizing drug war, which has killed thousands of people, reports said Tuesday.

Sao Paulo police take out drugs haven

S - Police in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, erected road blocks on Monday around a notorious neighborhood nicknamed "Cracolandia" or Crack Land to keep out drug dealers following a mass raid.

Weekly vows to keep probing Mexico cartels even after reporter's death

Culiac - Despite the threats and the murder of colleague Javier Valdez, the weekly Riodoce plans to continue its role as a leader in investigating drug trafficking in Mexico.

Norway ex-cop faces 21 years in jail for drug smuggling

Oslo - A Norwegian prosecutor on Friday demanded 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence, for a man accused of allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country while a police officer.

US Justice Dept orders prosecutors to seek toughest sentences

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors Friday to seek the toughest possible charges against criminal suspects, in a move widely seen as reversing the Obama administration's policy to ease punishments for drug offenses.

Mexican court grants vigilante movement figure freedom during trial

Mexico - A court has ordered the release of a founder of the Mexican vigilante movement that fought against a powerful drug cartel, after nearly three years in prison awaiting trial, judicial authorities said.

FDA approves drug to treat ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called Radicava (generic name edaravone). The medication is designed to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Australia to drug test unemployed in trial welfare crackdown

Sydney - Australia will drug test the newly-unemployed as part of a crackdown on people who blow their benefits on getting high, with data from sewage used to identify which hot spots to target, officials said Thursday.

Australia to drug test unemployed in trial welfare crackdown

Sydney - Australia will drug test the newly-unemployed as part of a crackdown on people who blow their benefits on getting high, with data from sewage used to identify which hot spots to target, officials said Thursday.

Australia to drug test unemployed in trial welfare crackdown

Sydney - Australia will drug test the newly-unemployed as part of a crackdown on people who blow their benefits on getting high, with data from sewage used to identify which hot spots to target, officials said Thursday.

Short-term use of ibuprofen raises heart health concerns

A new Canadian study suggests the use of ibuprofen, and other common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), increases the risk of a person suffering from a heart attack. The risk is greatest during the first week of use.

Top medic highlights the risk of ‘polypharmacy’

New York - Many patients are at risk from a practice known as ‘polypharmacy’. This occurs when a patient visits multiple doctors and receives prescriptions of drugs from more than one doctor, without the medics knowing the risks from drug combinations.

Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council

Geneva - The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings.

The Laos Connection: Mr X and the cartels hooking SE Asia on pills

Bangkok - The downfall of millionaire "Mr X", long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive, communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia.

Clinical study on paracetamol poisoning initiated

Edinburgh - A new treatment for paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning is being initiated by the company PledPharma. The focus of the new treatment is with addressing concerns with liver damage and overuse of the medication.

'El Chapo' set to go on trial in New York in April 2018

New York - A US federal judge ruled Friday that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, will stand trial on April 16, 2018.

Narcos in southern Spain increasingly brazen

Algeciras - Attacks on police, unloading drugs in broad daylight... Drug traffickers in southern Spain are operating in an increasingly brazen manner that has authorities worried.

US allows 'El Chapo' to write to wife from behind bars

New York - A US judge on Thursday relaxed slightly the stringent custody conditions of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, allowing him to correspond with his beauty queen wife.

Fighting the opioid scourge in American coal country

Charleston - Ryan Brown grew up playing sports and the cello, shooting games of pool in his basement, surrounded by friends.Two weeks before his 28th birthday, Ryan died in the bathroom of a department store. Alone.

US opioid crisis at epidemic proportions

Charleston - Many US communities are facing an epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse that is straining resources from police, to jails, to emergency medical personnel and treatment centers.

More than 500 sign up to buy legal cannabis in Uruguay

Montevideo - More than 500 people signed up to buy state-vetted cannabis in Uruguay on the first day of registration for the first such scheme in the world, authorities said Wednesday.

Rio police kill two in battle with gangs

Rio De Janeiro - Two suspected drug gang members were killed Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro when police intervened to stop clashes between rival factions and a wave of bus burnings and lootings.

Uruguayans sign up for state cannabis in world first

Montevideo - Pot-smokers in Uruguay on Tuesday became the first in the world to sign up to buy state-vetted cannabis for recreational use, as pharmacies aim to start selling it in July.

Uruguay to sign up users to buy cannabis in pharmacies

Montevideo - Uruguay, which in July will become the first country selling state-produced cannabis in pharmacies for recreational use, will open a user registry on Tuesday, authorities said.

Mexican lawmakers OK marijuana for medicinal purposes

Mexico - Mexican lawmakers gave final and overwhelming approval Friday to a bill legalizing medical marijuana after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence.

FDA issues new codeine drug warning

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the use of codeine based medicines, especially in the context of medicines administered to children.

Former Haiti coup leader admits drug-money laundering charge

Miami - A former Haitian coup leader who was elected to be a senator pleaded guilty in the US on Monday to conspiring to launder drug money, American officials said.

Israelis hold mass protest pot smoke by parliament

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israelis gathered on a grassy hill overlooking parliament on Thursday to smoke marijuana in an act of communal defiance of current laws.

'Microdosing' trend has Americans tuning in with psychedelics

Washington - After a litany of prescriptions failed to control her stormy mood swings and deep depression, writer Ayelet Waldman finally found relief in a blue vial of diluted LSD.
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