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Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: Study

Paris - European scientists announced Thursday they had found antibodies which attack Zika, a discovery they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.

Huge opium production fall won't stop heroin glut: UN

Vienna - Global opium production plunged almost 40 percent last year but the world remains awash with heroin, the narcotic that still kills the most people worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.

Peru expels British woman jailed for drug trafficking

- Peru expelled a British woman held in jail for more than two years for cocaine-trafficking in the South American country, authorities said.Melissa Reid, 22, was put on a plane on Tuesday accompanied by her father, officials said.

In Mexico, no war but many internally displaced

Chilpancingo - A television wrecked by a bullet, a shirt abandoned on a hammock, pots resting on a stovetop: They're among the belongings that Mexican villagers left behind after gunmen stormed their hamlet.

Canada gets set to address the future of drug use

Toronto - On June 17, Dr. Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Health, opens the 2nd national conference on “Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada,” in Toronto. The focus is on Canada's changing approach to drug use.

FedEx accused of shipping illegal prescription drugs

Washington - The U.S. government has accused global distributor FedEx of knuckling shipping company illegal prescription drugs. The case has begun in a federal court.

'Bungling sailors' in record New Zealand 'ice' bust

Wellington - Some bungling boating by a group of landlubber drug smugglers led to New Zealand's largest ever haul of methamphetamine, commonly known as 'ice', with their fumbling efforts arousing the suspicion of locals, police said on Tuesday.

'Bungling sailors' in record New Zealand 'ice' bust

Wellington - Some bungling boating by a group of landlubber drug smugglers led to New Zealand's largest ever haul of methamphetamine, commonly known as 'ice', with their fumbling efforts arousing the suspicion of locals, police said on Tuesday.

'Bungling sailors' in record New Zealand 'ice' bust

Wellington - Some bungling boating by a group of landlubber drug smugglers led to New Zealand's largest ever haul of methamphetamine, commonly known as 'ice', with their fumbling efforts arousing the suspicion of locals, police said on Tuesday.

Montenegro's tourist jewel riven by drug gang feuds

Kotor - With its winding cobbled streets and stunning Adriatic bay, the Montenegrin town of Kotor draws crowds of visitors each summer.But deadly gang violence threatens to cloud the tourist boom.

U.S. to turn over drug cartel veteran to Mexico

- US officials will hand over a veteran Sinaloa drug cartel leader to Mexican authorities after his US prison sentence ends in the coming days, the US embassy said.

Guatemalan drug lords burning down forests to land planes

Drug traffickers burning down Guatemalan forest to make clandestine landing strips for planes carrying US-bound cocaine have razed an area twice the size of Manhattan this year, officials say.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Epilepsy and pain management drug connected with birth defects

A medical study says the drug pregabalin, designed to treat epilepsy as well as neuropathic pain, could be linked to an increased risk of birth defects.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' appeals extradition to U.S.

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has appealed the government's decision to extradite him to the United States to face narcotics and murder charges, officials and his lawyers said Friday.

'Chapo' threatens to sue Netflix over planned series

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could sue Netflix and Univision to stop their plans to make a television series about his life, his lawyers said Thursday.

Scientists find a new treatment to slow down Alzheimer's Disease

A team of German, Swedish and Italian researchers from Örebro University found a new strategy to slow down Alzheimer's Disease (AD) progression. They tried an old drug (clopidogrel) to test out a new therapeutic strategy.

Green hopes as Australia legalises medical cannabis

Nimbin - Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Mexico agrees to extradite drug boss Chapo to US: govt

- Mexico on Friday agreed to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States where he faces narcotics and murder charges, the foreign ministry said.

Colombia druglord Lopez Londono to be extradited to U.S.: Judge

Buenos Aires - A judge in Argentina on Friday granted a US extradition request for Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, reputedly one of the most notorious cocaine traffickers in the Americas.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

Pharma News: New products and new health initiatives announced

In the latest pharmaceutical news round-up there is a new push to eliminate polio, a new treatment for COPD, and unfortunate news that a patient has died after taking an anti-psychotic medication.

Mexican judge backs second US extradition order for Chapo

- A Mexican judge has approved a second US extraditionrequest for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said, giving the government about a month to confirm the decision.

Colombia nabs record-breaking eight tons of cocaine

Estanzuela - Colombian police have seized eight tons of cocaine from the country's main organized crime ring, the largest ever haul in the nation's history, the president said Sunday.

Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

- Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine.

Peru expels British woman convicted of drug trafficking

- Authorities in Peru said they will expel a British woman in prison since 2013 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine. A court in Lima approved the expulsion of Briton Melissa Reid, granting a petition for her release filed by her attorneys.

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

Geneva - The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective.

Chapo wants to return to old prison, cleans new cell

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is so disgusted by the dirt in his new prison cell that he has asked for chlorine to clean it himself, his lawyer said.
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Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers
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$2.5 million of cocaine was fished out of Florida waters in June 2013.
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Mexican authorities seizure of guns and cash in the Drug Wars
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Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one Spanish man.
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File photo: 158 arrested in Utah's largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
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A variety of needles
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File photo: pharmaceutical drugs
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