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Friends, family hold wake for Hoffman Friends and family of celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent heroin overdose over the weekend, gathered late Thursday to attend a New York wake in his honor.
07 февраля 2014
Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for a tell-all story if she is released from an Indonesian jail Friday, with a bidding war reportedly in full swing.
07 февраля 2014
Heroin found in Hoffman's apartment: official Investigators confirmed Monday that heroin was found in the New York apartment of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a suspected drugs overdose.
04 февраля 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman. ©Reuters/Max Ross Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.
03 февраля 2014
Askhat Daulbayev. Photo courtesy of the official website of Kazakhstan's General Prosecutor's Office Kazakhstan General Prosecutor discusses anti-drug-trafficking methods with United States Kazakhstan's General Prosecutor's Office will cooperate with the United States in the fight against drug trafficking.
27 января 2014
Photo courtesy of asada.govspace.gov.au Australian police crack global money-laundering racket Australian police revealed they had cracked a major global money-laundering ring with operatives in more than 20 countries and funds syphoned off to groups reported to include Hezbollah.
24 января 2014
Justin Bieber. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Drugs found at Bieber home after egg-attack raid: police Detectives searching pop singer Justin Bieber's Los Angeles mansion over an egg-throwing attack seized illegal drugs and arrested one of the singer's associates.
15 января 2014
Photo courtesy of thepharmaletter.com New Japan research scandal brewing over Alzheimer's study Japan's health ministry said Friday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer's disease study involving major pharmaceutical firms, a day after filing an unrelated criminal complaint against Swiss drugs giant Novartis.
10 января 2014
Chiara de Blasio. ©Reuters/Brendan McDermid NYC first daughter confesses to drug, alcohol abuse The teenage daughter of New York's incoming mayor confessed on Christmas Eve to smoking pot and underage drinking in a video aimed at helping others battling depression.
25 декабря 2013
Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema Three times a day dozens of men pack the auditorium, the air heavy with hashish smoke, to watch graphic sex movies: welcome to the Shama -- a pornographic cinema in Pakistan's Taliban heartland.
24 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom Dubai police in record $31 mn drugs haul Dubai police have made a record drug seizure of some 4.6 million Captagon pills, an amphetamine-like stimulant, worth more than $31 million (23 million euros), the local press reported Monday.
23 декабря 2013
Photo courtesy of silkroaddrugs.org US charges three more people in Silk Road website case US authorities said Friday three more people were charged in connection with the operation of Silk Road, the online black market bazaar for drugs, hacker tools and other illicit goods.
22 декабря 2013
Cast members Bryan Cranston (L) and Dean Norris pose at the premiere of the documentary "No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad". ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni 'Breaking Bad' namesake meth dealer gets 12 years' jail A US judge has sentenced meth dealer Walter White to 12 years in prison, in a case of life mirroring art a few months after the end of cult TV show "Breaking Bad," local media reported.
19 декабря 2013
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
11 декабря 2013
Film spotlights pop culture inspired by Mexican drug gangs A new documentary shines a worrying and grisly light on a growing Latino pop culture phenomenon in the United States inspired by the deadly drug violence which has ravaged neighboring Mexico.
07 декабря 2013
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. ©Reuters/Aaron Harris Toronto mayor may have tried to buy crack video Weeks before the public first became aware of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's crack video, the disgraced politician may have tried to buy it, according to court documents made public Wednesday.
05 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Stefan Wermuth Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: official A drug used to treat advanced breast and colorectal cancers has been linked to sometimes fatal skin reactions in patients, its Swiss manufacturer and Canadian health officials said Wednesday.
05 декабря 2013
Japan's top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss Japan's top drugmaker said Saturday it had picked a GlaxoSmithKline executive as its next president in a rare example of overseas head-hunting by a major Japanese firm.
01 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque US lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia US authorities on Monday lifted restrictions on the prescription of diabetes drug Avandia after a new study indicated it did not carry an elevated risk of heart attacks.
26 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Mike Hutchings Global gangs target Australian pupils as drug mules Australian authorities on Monday warned that high school students were being recruited by international drug syndicates to help them bring illicit substances into the country.
25 ноября 2013

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