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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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Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

February 26, 2015 10:01 am
Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in US states, […]

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‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

February 24, 2015 6:05 am
‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

It’s “very likely” Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will be moved from their Bali jail cells for execution this week, Bali’s chief prosecutor says. Momock Bambang Samiarso says he’s only waiting on the green light from Nusakambangan, the jail island where the executions will take place. “What we want […]

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Nearly a quarter of new cases of psychosis are linked to high-potency “skunk like” cannabis

February 16, 2015 11:22 am
Nearly a quarter of new cases of psychosis are linked to high-potency “skunk like” cannabis

Nearly a quarter of new cases of psychosis are linked to high-potency “skunk like” cannabis, new research shows.People who smoke super-strength cannabis are three times more likely to develop psychosis than people who have never tried the drug – and five times more likely if they smoke it every day. […]

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Bali Nine drug mastermind living extravagantly as pair face execution

February 12, 2015 2:23 am
Bali Nine drug mastermind living extravagantly as pair face execution

The mastermind behind the Bali Nine drug trafficking plot is allegedly currently enjoying an extravagant lifestyle in Sydney, having literally won the lottery after he escaped all convictions. The unnamed man is living the high-life while two Australian men, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, face execution by firing squad this […]

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Delay to execution of Bali Nine pair explained by Indonesia

February 6, 2015 3:09 am
Delay to execution of Bali Nine pair explained by Indonesia

Indonesian authorities are waiting for a Nigerian drug boss and others to receive word their clemency bids have been rejected before scheduling their executions and that of two Australians. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are pleading for Indonesia to spare their lives after their bid for clemency and a judicial […]

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