The groups who received the donations aligned themselves with industry goals and may have played a role in an epidemic that led to 42,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016.
Breathing in fumes from glue-soaked rags and glue-filled plastic bags is a normal activity for a large number of Dhaka’s slum kids or street children.
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In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot. It’s apparent that city’s once-lauded favela “pacification” strategy has all but collapsed.
Between 2005 and 2012, about 2,800 patients have died while participating in clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies.
Is the taboo of drugs holding us back from using them for medical purposes to aid serious conditions like depression and anxiety?
The power of Ajith Pillai’s Junkland Journeys lies in the deeply observed life, illuminating an unexceptional man going through amusing times.
This discovery came just days after 250 skulls were uncovered at a separate mass grave used by drug cartels in Mexico.
The Philippines police chief announced the re-launch on Monday of police anti-narcotics operations he hoped would be less bloody, “or even bloodless”, entering a new phase in a war on drugs that has caused international alarm.
President Duterte and the Philippine police forces have denied the existence of a Davao death squad, describing it as fiction.
After thousands of killings by the police and vigilantes, an incident resulting in the death of a South Korea businessman has put an end to Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war.
The US Department of Treasury on Monday labelled El Aissami a drug “kingpin,” accusing him of facilitating shipments by air and sea and having links to drug gangs in Mexico and Colombia.
Angered by the killing of a Korean businessman, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has disbanded the police force’s drug squad.
Anti-drugs units in the Philippines will be disbanded after rogue officers abuse their power, however, the president has vowed to continue his war on drugs.
Duterte in a media briefing at Davao had said that considering the severity of the narcotics problem, he would need six more months to fix it.
While rehabilitation funding has been cut, the president has tripled the budget of the national counter-narcotics agency, known as the BNN, to 2.1 billion rupiah ($160,000). It also draws on the police budget.
The local and national media has been irresponsible and reckless in reporting the drug situation in Punjab.
The court, which was hearing a petition filed by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films challenging the CBFC order, strongly criticised the board for curbing a creative person’s work.
At this crucial juncture, acceptance of US demands on IP enforcement will have a distressing effect on the availability of next generation generic medicines from India
Sofosbuvir, a single drug to treat hepatitis C viremia, has been hailed as a “milestone” because of its efficacy. But as two charts show, what could be the point if its cost is prohibitive?
Although better known for its opium production, Myanmar, a country with porous borders, is a major producer and exporting hub of low-purity pills made primarily of caffeine and methamphetamine.
Human rights groups have documented at least 1,400 killings in Davao that they allege had been carried out by death squads since 1998, a time period in which Duterte’s loud approval for execution-style killings of drug users and criminals has helped propel him to the highest office of the land.
The United Nations persists with a conservative policy on drugs, even as the chorus for reform gets louder.
After this new law, taken because of public pressure, many children will now be thrown into prison because there will be no one to fight for them