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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    Drug market moving quickly online, global user survey finds

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Drug market moving quickly online More drug users are finding their fix online- including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA- because they say the quality is better, there is more choice and it is more convenient, research has found. The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS)- which questioned almost 80,000 drug users from 43 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482245/drug-market-moving-quickly-online-global-user-survey-finds
  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Addicts 'helped' by Chinese medicine and acupuncture

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and acupuncture Acupuncture and Chinese medicine coupled with counselling can have a positive effect on long-term drug addicts, a social service centre has found. The Enlighten Centre in Yuen Long, run ... by the government's Beat Drugs Fund. The two programmes, held from July 2012 to March 2012, included three months of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment as well as counselling and spiritual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487444/addicts-helped-chinese-medicine-and-acupuncture
  3. News - World - DRUGS

    Caribbean leaders aim to cash in on cannabis culture

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:51pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Dark View Falls, St Vincent Caribbean leaders are looking to cash in on cannabis trade in region where the drug is widely used, freely sold and openly smoked Drug bar ... sold and openly smoked- evidence of the shifting attitudes towards the drug. Now, for the first time, Caribbean leaders- much like a growing number of American and Latin American lawmakers- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464157/caribbean-leaders-aim-cash-cannabis-culture
  4. News - World - DRUGS

    Hoffman not alone: America’s heroin epidemic brings rise in fatal overdoses

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 10:14pm by MCT

    ... In 2011-12, about 10 per cent of the people going into the drug abuse clinics were getting treatment for heroin abuse; that has risen to 20 per cent to 25 per cent of those clinics' patients over ... heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas. In a few cases, according to US officials, heroin is injected into the bellies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420902/hoffman-not-alone-americas-heroin-epidemic-brings-rise-fatal-overdoses
  5. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Compulsory drug tests violate basic human rights, doctors' group says

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Ernest Kao

    ... drug abuse, motivational counselling was the best way to reduce it. Dr Cheng Chi-man, chairman of the association's beat drugs action committee and an expert in youth drug abuse, said forcing people to undergo drug tests would not solve the issue as 80 per cent of drug abusers were "hidden" abusers- who took drugs discretely, often at home. "The scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346835/compulsory-drug-tests-violate-basic-human-rights-doctors-group-says
  6. News - World - DRUGS

    Cocaine haul was destined for Vatican

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin Cocaine haul destined for Vatican The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported at the weekend. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456326/cocaine-haul-was-destined-vatican
  7. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    State advisers backing compulsory drug tests dismiss doctors' concerns

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 06:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... practitioners, said on Sunday that the scheme would drive drug abuse further underground and may grant too much power to the police. Its president, Dr Tse Hung-hing, said officers would find it hard ... including him, were not consulted. Cheung said that while the reported number of drug abusers is declining, that may only indicate increased use of ketamine, which causes fewer withdrawal symptoms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1348536/state-advisers-backing-compulsory-drug-tests-dismiss-doctors-concerns
  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Norway to trial Naloxone nasal spray to revive overdosing heroin addicts

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:31pm by The Guardian

    ... in a move that could encourage other countries to follow suit. Despite its oil wealth, well-funded drug rehabilitation programmes and generous welfare safety net, Norway has western Europe's ... Oslo's injecting centre was renovated to allow users to smoke the drug there as well. But since the Conservative-led government came into office in October, the law change to allow the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429762/norway-trial-naloxone-nasal-spray-revive-overdosing-heroin-addicts
  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Consultation aims to strike a balance on mandatory drug testing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... identify drug abusers, we won't prosecute them immediately. We'll refer them to social welfare organisations to follow up on them. "If they're able to quit, we'll let them go. If they continue, then we'll consider prosecution." The aim of the mandatory drug-testing scheme is to identify drug abusers at an early stage, as recent figures show they now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1315461/consultation-aims-strike-balance-mandatory-drug-testing
  10. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Australia busts five over HK$1.3b meth hidden in kayaks from China

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:56am by Bryan Harris

    ... by Australian Customs Authorities in Australia have intercepted a 183kg shipment of methamphetamine from China in the latest in a series of busts that have heightened fears over the illicit drugs trade between the two nations. Worth about US$183 million on the street, the drugs were found after an X-ray inspection of a consignment of kayaks at a container port in Sydney, police said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426418/australia-busts-five-over-hk13b-meth-hidden-kayaks-china

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