Experimental drug that greatly increases levels of "good" cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found.
The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.
Mexican prosecutors investigating the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman formally placed 22 prison officials in custody over suspicions that the infamous fugitive had inside help.
Authorities found five bodies in Mexico's northern state of Nuevo Leon on Sunday, adding to three days of violence that left 22 people dead in the region.
Days after a brief jail stint in the Bahamas for marijuana possession, Willie Nelson was invited to the White House by Jimmy Carter who thanked the country superstar for his campaign support.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called for a regional approach to tackle drug trafficking, saying the death penalty would not halt the illegal trade.
Toni Morgan, the trainer of Gennady Golovkin’s opponent Willie Monroe Jr. has been arrested for dealing drugs.
International researchers said they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide may also prevent some kinds of cancers.
Drugs used to treat the HIV virus and AIDS could be used to fight against vision loss, a US university study said.
The government of Kazakhstan has announced it would continue the controversial methadone therapy until 2015.
Kazakhstan is considering ways to address the problem of cannabis growing in the Chu Valley.
A Member of the Kazakhstan Parliament demanded to urgently ban methadone from being used in Kazakhstan.
According to the head of the National Scientific and Practical Center on Medical and Social Problems of Drug Abuse, methadone therapy also known as opioid substitution therapy (OST) may become nationwide in Kazakhstan in 2016.
Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is back on the agenda in Kazakhstan.
The Prosecutor General’s Office reported higher level of suicides among village teens in comparison to their city peers.
Japanese pop star Aska was convicted on Friday of using illegal drugs in his apartment in Tokyo, and was handed a suspended jail sentence.
CVS announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health.
Grammy-winning US singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to a charge of giving a woman ecstasy before going back to her hotel.
The head of Colombian drug kingpin P. Escobar's hitmen is set to be released from prison after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister.
Mexico launched a new 5,000-member national police force tasked with protecting key sectors of the economy from drug gangs.
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