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Why cocaine use in the United States of America is up

March 6, 2017 3:37 pm
Why cocaine use in the United States of America is up

The number of overdose deaths in the US involving cocaine in 2015 was the highest since 2006. Photo / AP Cocaine is making a comeback in the US. It appears to be a case of supply driving demand. After years of falling output, the size of Colombia’s illegal coca crop […]

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Melbourne’s Electric Parade: More than 20 hospitalised after overdose

February 20, 2017 3:30 am
Melbourne’s Electric Parade: More than 20 hospitalised after overdose

Ambulance officers treated a total of 30 people who attended the Electric Parade Music festival. Photo / trancesydney Instagram More than 20 people have been hospitalised after overdosing at a Melbourne music festival. Ambulance officers treated a total of 30 people who attended the Electric Parade Music festival, with 22 […]

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US drug problem ‘extremely’ or ‘very serious’: Poll

October 30, 2016 9:00 pm
US drug problem ‘extremely’ or ‘very serious’: Poll

A man lies on a bench in a neighborhood park with a high rate of poverty and illegal drug use on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by AFP) The majority of Americans continue to believe drugs are a serious problem in the United States, according to a […]

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Drug cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman judge Vicente Bermudez assassinated while jogging outside his home

October 19, 2016 11:16 am
Drug cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman judge Vicente Bermudez assassinated while jogging outside his home

The judge who presided over appeals by drug cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (pictured) was assassinated outside his home. Photo / AP A Mexican judge who presided over appeals by drug cartel figures including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been assassinated while jogging outside his home. Judge Vicente Bermudez, 37, […]

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Epidemic of drug addicted parents sweeps the United States

October 8, 2016 12:54 pm
Epidemic of drug addicted parents sweeps the United States

Ohio police released a graphic photo of a couple overdosing on heroin with a four-year-old boy in the car last month. Passed out on the supermarket floor, her daughter pulls at her limp body, crying out for help. It’s a confronting scene; toys are spilt across the floor and the […]

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Vietnam court gave death sentence for 73-year-old Australian drug trafficker

July 5, 2016 5:51 am
Vietnam court gave death sentence for 73-year-old Australian drug trafficker

Nguyen Thi Huong claimed someone else gave her the heroin hidden in soap bars. A court in Vietnam has sentenced a 73-year-old Vietnamese-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court last week found Nguyen Thi Huong guilty of […]

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Rethink on drug laws by health experts

March 26, 2016 8:00 am
Rethink on drug laws by health experts

Group says war on drugs has failed and suggests decriminalisation the first step to solving problems. The drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, back in prison after months on the run last year, came to represent the power, corruption and violence of the drug trade in Mexico. Photo / AP […]

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‘Superhuman’ drug abusenmakes users dangerous: police

May 3, 2015 6:11 pm
‘Superhuman’ drug abusenmakes users dangerous: police

 Confiscated vials of flakka. Photo / AP A new synthetic drug makes people feel “superhuman” and has led to a series of dangerous incidents, United States police are warning. Known as flakka, its effects include hallucinations, rage, delirium, paranoia and a sharp rise in body temperature which leads users to […]

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UK drug abused dead baby found with anti-depressants, cocaine in stomach

April 7, 2015 12:26 pm
UK drug abused dead baby found with anti-depressants, cocaine in stomach

Police found drugs and a syringe at the family home after the baby’s death. Photo / Thinkstock A 6-month old baby in the UK who died unexpectedly in the care of her drug-taking parents had traces of cocaine, strong opiate pain killers and an anti-depressant in her stomach, a review […]

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Bali Nine: Jakarta’s Governor wants death penalty removed from Indonesia’s laws

March 2, 2015 1:44 pm
Bali Nine: Jakarta’s Governor wants death penalty removed from Indonesia’s laws

Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo / AP Jakarta’s Governor has reportedly said President Joko Widodo is considering different views on the death penalty, including his own advice that it should be removed from Indonesia’s laws. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known better as Ahok, was Widodo’s deputy for two years at city […]

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