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Myanmar makes biggest heroin bust this year

Myanmar police said Thursday they had arrested a man with 133 kilos (293 pounds) of heroin worth $2 million at local prices -- the country's biggest seizure of the drug this year.

Myanmar makes biggest heroin bust this year
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Execution drugs spark controversy as supplies dwindle

The US is turning to new drugs for lethal injections as supplies of the current standard dwindle, sparking lawsuits from death row prisoners that the changes will cause undue suffering.

Execution drugs spark controversy as supplies dwindle
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GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease.

GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was investigating whether US drug enforcement agents were involved in a huge cocaine drug bust as part of a plot to brand Venezuela a "narco state."

Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
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'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study

The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled while seizures of them have risen.

'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study
Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey
Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey

The use of illegal drugs among Americans in general is holding steady, but it's surging among middle-aged baby boomers.

Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey
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Who is 'Molly'? A sweet name for deadly designer drug

Everybody is talking about Molly, but few aside from the young, hip and famous knew who she was until the death of two people at a New York music festival this weekend.

Who is 'Molly'? A sweet name for deadly designer drug
Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus
Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus

Peru's anti-drug strategy hinges on persuading farmers to grow coffee instead of coca, the raw material of cocaine, but low prices and plant disease are getting in the way.

Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus
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Experimental drug 'cures' hepatitis C in small trials

An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease.

Experimental drug 'cures' hepatitis C in small trials
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Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children

A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.

Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children
Australian drug mule Corby a step closer to release
Australian drug mule Corby a step closer to release

The corrections board on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has recommended jailed Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby for parole.

Australian drug mule Corby a step closer to release
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Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry will not expand methadone program

273 patients are taking part in the opioid substitution therapy (OST) program in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry will not expand methadone program
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Bananas, pain killers do trick for world's oldest man

A US drug company said Friday it was considering a banana-flavored version of its pain reliever after the world's oldest man attributed his longevity to the fruit and the drug.

Bananas, pain killers do trick for world's oldest man
Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking
Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking

Senegal's top police chief and former drug buster is suspected of drug trafficking and was dismissed from his job Thursday as police launched an investigation.

Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking
Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs
Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs

Pope Francis warned Latin America against legalizing drugs on Wednesday, delving into a hot topic in his home region after celebrating the first public mass of his landmark visit to Brazil.

Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs
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US deny blackmailing Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry, but attached copy confirms it

Methadone was not mentioned in the letter of the former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan Richard Hoagland to Kazakhstan Healthcare Minister Salidat Kairbekova: US Embassy.

US deny blackmailing Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry, but attached copy confirms it
Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Richard Hoagland. Photo courtesy of ©tengrinews.kz
U.S. Ambassador's blackmailing of Kazakhstan Healthcare Minister revealed

Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan sent a letter to Kazakhstan Healthcare Minister insistently recommending her to continue the methadone program in Kazakhstan.

U.S. Ambassador's blackmailing of Kazakhstan Healthcare Minister revealed
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Lithium greatly reduces suicide risk: study

The mood-stabilising drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression.

Lithium greatly reduces suicide risk: study
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US makes major bust of global synthetic drug ring

US officials announced the largest-ever bust of a global synthetic drugs ring Wednesday, seizing thousands of pounds of illicit drugs and arresting 225 people in five countries and 35 US states.

US makes major bust of global synthetic drug ring
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US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up

A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security officials tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats.

US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up