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Drug News: Nov 19, 2006

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ALCOHOL – UKUnderage Alcohol Poisoning Increases In UK – Medical NewsDuring the last five years the number of under-eighteens admitted to hospital for alcohol poisoning has gone up by 20%, according to a BBC Panorama programme, called “Booze: What Teenagers Need to Know”. GENERAL – AUSTRALIALib pledge minimum terms for drug dealers – The AgeMinimum more…

Nov 18 Drug Headlines

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Quiet day, weekend before holidays I guess 🙂 METH – USTribes deal with scourge of meth – Durant Daily DemocratIn the rural areas of the Osage Nation reservation, tribal officials say a silent epidemic is spreading, causing domestic abuse, child abuse, child neglect and an overall decline in the quality of life for some Osages. more…

Drug News: Nov 17, 2006

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ALCOHOL – UKFears over rise in child drinking – BBCExcessive drinking by young people has seen a 20% rise in hospital admissions in England over the last five years, a BBC inquiry has revealed. ALCOHOl – UKAlcohol risks and limits – BBCExcessive drinking by young people has seen a 20% rise in hospital admissions in more…

Drug News: Nov 16, 2006

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Updated Articles PAINKILLER – USConflicting reports on painkiller’s safety – MSNBCResearchers looking at the safety of various arthritis and headache remedies said Thursday they had found some more evidence that the popular analgesic naproxen may cause heart problems. Original Post ALCOHOL – UKU.K. Study Finds Alcohol is Real ‘Date-Rape’ Drug – Join TogetherA U.K. study more…

Drug News: Nov 15, 2006

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GENERAL – UKDrug abuse: Children of 10 and 11 are involved – TelegraphHeroin, crack cocaine and cannabis blight huge swaths of Britain’s inner cities and sink housing estates. Drug abuse has become a crucial driver of the family breakdown and under-achievement of a generation of young working-class white boys. COCAINE – USResearch Report: Cocaine Comeback more…

Drug News: Nov 14, 2006

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PRESCRIPTION – US & JAPANFDA to parents: Watch for ‘abnormal behavior’ onTamiflu – CNNMore than 100 recent cases of delirium, hallucinations and other unusual psychiatric behavior in Japanese patients treated with Tamiflu should have parents watching for similar reactions when treating their children with the flu drug. That’s the new advice from the Food and more…

Drug News: Nov 13, 2006

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Updated Articles PAINKILLER – USProlonging Painkillers – Science MagMorphine and other opiates dull pain, but they don’t stick around for long. Almost immediately, a class of enzymes known as peptidases burst onto the scene and degrade these painkillers. Now researchers have identified a naturally occurring molecule in humans that blocks this process, prolonging the effect more…

Drug News: Nov 12, 2006

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CANABIS – UKDealers get desperate as drug supply dries up – The ObserverDrug dealers are under pressure from a nationwide police blitz on cannabis farms. The clampdown, which has targeted farms producing potent ‘skunk’, has seen prices almost double in some cities, according to Drugscope, the drugs awareness charity, which calculates street values based on more…

Drug News: Nov 11, 2006

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CRACK COCAINE – USDetox centre seen as way to ease crack usePeterborough needs a detox centre if it wants to get serious about dealing with drug users. That’s the message from Peggy Shaughnessy, an addiction counsellor and president of Whitepath Consulting and Counselling Services. GENERAL – USFaith-based recovery programs provide alternatives to addiction – Santa more…

Drug News: Nov 10, 2006

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GENERAL – USWorkplace drug use debunked in forum – Langley TimesWith 120,000 known alcoholics and 36,000 drug addicts, B.C. has one of the highest rates of drug use in the country. METH – USPreparing for the future of Methamphetamine – Fox 12 NewsThe meth problem in Idaho continues to grow, and many local agencies are more…

Drug News: Nov 9, 2006

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Updated Articles PAINKILLER – USAnother Recall for Generic Drugmaker – MSNBCFor the third time in five years, Perrigo pulls pain reliever from shelves. PAINKILLER – US11 Million Bottles of Painkillers Are Recalled – New York TimesAs many as 11 million bottles of store-brand acetaminophen, the pain killer, were recalled by the manufacturer today because some more…

Drug News: Nov 7, 2006

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ALCOHOL – UKMore Brits drinking themselves to death – MSNBCThe number of British middle-aged men drinking themselves to death has more than doubled since 1991, according to official figures released on Tuesday.2006, November 7 GENERAL (TIK) – SOUTH AFRICATik is taking over, say shocking drug statsThe number of people admitted to rehabilitation centres in Cape more…

Drug News: Nov 8, 2006

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Updated Articles PAINKILLERS – USAntioxidants may make more effective pain-killers than morphine – SAWFS NewsA new research on a mouse model has boffins hopeful that antioxidant-based pain killers will, in the future, become a viable alternative to addictive medications such as morphine. MARIJUANA – USMajor marijuana initiatives defeated – Personal BlogEfforts to legalize marijuana for more…

Drug News: Nov 6, 2006

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Updated articles PAINKILLERS – UKPublic ‘confused by painkillers’ – BBCOne in three people in the UK does not know the difference between common painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol, a survey suggests. Original posts GENERAL – AUSTRALIAAboriginal imprisonments soaring – Herald SunThe rate at which Aborigines are jailed has risen 23 per cent in more…

Drug News: Nov 5, 2006

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PRESCRIPTION – USPacific base officials caution about cough medicine abuse – Stars and StripesWith the approaching cold and flu season comes another health concern: children abusing over-the-counter cough suppressants.2006, November 5 More comming…

Drug News: Nov 4, 2006

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LEGAL DRUGS – USToday’s teenagers abusing ‘legal’ drugs like glue, stimulants and booze – IPPRGlue sniffing amongst 11 to 15 year olds has increased sevenfold over the last decade, according to new research from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) to be published next week. The report says that developing social skills and strong more…

Drug News: Nov 3, 2006

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CANNABIS – SPAINMore cannabis used in Malaga than in any other province – SUR in EnglishWhether as marihuana or hashish, the people of Malaga are the Andalusians who use most cannabis on a regular basis, this being defined as those who have used it in the past six months. Addiction to the drug has doubled more…

Drug News: Nov 2, 2006

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GENERAL – UKPiperazines – how to regulate an emerging recreational drug not covered by existing legislationA new ‘family’ of drugs, the piperazines, has emerged on the recreational drugs market over the past couple of years. Some are licensed medicines but others currently have an ambiguous legal status in the UK, with some possibly covered by more…

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