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Drug News: Dec 11, 2006

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ALCOHOL & GENERAL DRUGS – USNational Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2006 – White HouseEach year, thousands of Americans lose their lives in accidents involving drunk and drugged driving. During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, we continue our efforts to promote awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and encourage fellow citizens more…

Drug News: Dec 10, 2006

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GENERAL – SCOTLANDTop traffic policeman warns officers are ‘powerless’ to tackle drug-drivers – ScotsmanScotland’s most senior traffic policeman has admitted that officers are “powerless” to stop drug-drivers and that reliable tests capable of securing convictions are years away. PRESCRIPTION – USRitalin on campus a growing problem – News Times LiveA 15-page paper to write. A more…

Drug News: Dec 9, 2006

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HEROIN – AFGHANU.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide – International Herald TribuneThe top U.S. anti-drug official said Saturday that Afghan poppies would be sprayed with herbicide to combat an opium trade that produced a record heroin haul this year, a measure likely to anger farmers and scare Afghans unfamiliar with weed more…

Drug News: Dec 8, 2006

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GENERAL – ITALYMore Accurate Estimates Of Community-Wide Illicit Drug Use – Medical NewsScientists in Italy are reporting development of a method for more accurate estimates of the amount of illicit drug use in a community. Sara Castiglioni and colleagues note that current estimates of community-wide illicit drug use are based on indirect methods – such more…

Drug News: Dec 7, 2006

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METH – USClick here for drug offenders in your area – MSNBCInternet registries of rapists or pedophiles are available in every state, but a new breed of criminal now is experiencing the notoriety of being outed online — people convicted of making or selling methamphetamine. GENERAL – USNew Poll Shows Parents Afraid Of Talking To more…

Drug News: Dec 6, 2006

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METH – USClick here for drug offenders in your area – MSNBCInternet registries of rapists or pedophiles are available in every state, but a new breed of criminal now is experiencing the notoriety of being outed online — people convicted of making or selling methamphetamine. METH – USCalifornia Using Fiction to Fight Methamphetamine – Join more…

Drug News: Dec 5, 2006

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MARIJUANA – USMarijuana-flavored lollipops in Toledo – ABC Local OhioA candy product has already fueled a bitter debate across the country; now it’s showing up in Toledo stores. Lollipops are putting a bitter taste in some people’s mouths. Chronic Candy or pot suckers are a part of a growing trend that has made its way more…

Drug News: Dec 4, 2006

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GENERAL – USLaw enforcement divided about decriminalizing drugsVermont’s top law enforcement official disagrees with a county prosecutor’s call for decriminalizing illegal drugs. OTC – USCough medicine drug a hallucinogen for some – CNNYoung people are increasingly abusing a drug found in nonprescription cough medicines that can produce hallucinogenic effects, but at a risk to their more…

Drug News: Dec 3, 2006

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COCAINE – UKJust say no to a white Christmas – The UK TimesWe’re the biggest consumers of coke in Europe. Cosmo Landesman has given up on moral grounds but can he persuade his right-on mates to quit too METH – USThe meth menace – New York Daily NewsEasy & addictive drug is creeping up social more…

Drug News: Dec 2, 2006

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HEROIN – AFGHANAfghanistan Opium Crop Sets Record – Washington PostOpium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than 90 percent of the world’s heroin, broke all records in 2006, reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.-sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday. HEROIN – PORTUGALHeroin use on the rise in Portugal – The Portugal NewsThe more…

Drug News: Dec 1, 2006

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PRESCRIPTION – USWarning on Paxil – New York TimesWomen who are pregnant, or plan to be, should avoid taking Paxil because of a risk of birth defects, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has warned. METH – USCollateral damage of methamphetamine addictionMonroe County ranks among the top five counties in Tennessee for methamphetamine lab more…

Drug News: Nov 30, 2006

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METH – USNational Methamphetamine Awareness Day – November 30, 2006In an effort to generate awareness about the damaging effects of methamphetamine abuse on individuals, families and American communities, the Federal Government has designated Thursday, November 30 as National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. METH – USMeth epidemic spreading along East Coast – MSNBCMethamphetamine use is increasing along more…

Drug News: Nov 29, 2006

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GENERAL – WORLDWIDEDrugs and the law around the world – The HeraldInformation on laws for different countries PRESCRIPTION – USParents blame antidepressant for toddler’s heart defect – CNN* A mom fears the Paxil she took while pregnant caused her son’s heart defect. * FDA says two studies suggest paroxetine, or Paxil, increases birth defect risk. more…

Drug News: Nov 28, 2006

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OPIUM – AFHGANISTANPesticide solution to eradicate opium trade – Telegraph UKThe Afghan government is to launch a campaign of pesticide spraying of opium poppy for the first time following intense American pressure for a more radical approach to the country’s burgeoning drugs problem. METH – AUSTRALIAIce fuels Sydney armed robbery epidemicA massive rise in the more…

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National Methamphetamine Awareness Day – November 30, 2006

Drug news: Nov 27, 2006

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ALCOHOL – AUSTRALIASchoolies’ dangerous drinking – Herald SunAlcohol is clearly the drug of choice among school leavers celebrating on the Gold Coast, with almost a quarter drinking to the point where they are physically sick. More than 85 per cent of schoolies surveyed by drug education centre DRUG ARM said they had consumed alcohol within more…

Drug News: Nov 26, 2006

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GENERAL – UKAnnual report 2006: the state of the drugs problem in EuropeContains: Overview of the European drugs phenomenon in 29 countries. Drug facts, figures and analyses: across Europe and by country. Latest trends and social, legal and political responses. GENERAL – UKThe really tough way to control drugs is to license them – Times more…

Drug News: Nov 25, 2006

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COCAINE – UKPowder to the people – Guardian UnlimitedCocaine has conquered Britain. This angry little island is in thrall to an angry little drug. ALCOHOL – USTests find alcohol in many suicides – Washington TimesMore than a third of those who committed suicide in 2004 tested positive for alcohol, according to a federal study. The more…

Drug News: Nov 24, 2006

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New Articles GENERAL – AFGHANAfghan Drug Boom Fuels Child Addiction RatesDoctors estimate that there are more than 2,000 drug-addicted children in the western city of Herat alone. GENERAL – UKAddicted to Failure – The TimesThe most optimistic reading of the remarks by Europe’s top anti-drugs official yesterday was that the war against drugs is in more…

Drug News: Nov 23, 2006

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New Articles GENERAL – UKMeasuring Different Aspects of Problem Drug Use: Methodological Developments – Drugs UK GovernmentThis report brings together the results of three studies which provide robust updated estimates of the size of the illegal drug use problem, from different perspectives. Original Articles ALCOHOL – USDisclosure Of Advertising Tactics Reduces Odds Kids Will Drink more…

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