Category Archives: Drug Laws & Facts

UK becoming ‘cocaine capital’ of Europe, warns minister

The security minister said that the UK is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe.  Ben Wallace said the “high-margin, high-supply drug” was “fuelling” an increase in violence on the streets. Advertisements

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UK Foreign Secretary Before Meeting With Pence: Fix Iran Deal, Do Not Pull Out

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he does not want the U.S. to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Johnson spoke to “Fox & Friends” Monday before his talks with the Trump administration, acknowledging that Iran is “behaving badly” and the agreement’s “flaws” must be fixed.

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Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed for Sinus Infections: Study

A US study suggests most people prescribed antibiotics for sinus infections are on treatment courses of 10 days or longer even though infectious disease doctors recommend five to seven days for uncomplicated cases.

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Duterte withdraws Philippines from International Criminal Court

Outspoken Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial decision to withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court amid a probe into alleged crimes against humanity in his brutal anti-drug crackdown that has killed thousands.

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Philippines drugs war: ICC announces initial inquiry into killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is to open a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the Philippines government’s war on drugs, its chief prosecutor says. Fatou Bensouda said it would look at reports of extrajudicial killings.

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California considers creating special bank for marijuana businesses

California’s emerging pot industry is expected to bring in billions of dollars to the Golden State, but as of now there’s no place to actually put the money. California State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that state officials are moving forward with plans to examine creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle the cash coming in, …

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Smugglers: Trump’s Border Wall Won’t Stop Drugs, Immigrants

President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall will not stem the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants into the United States, smugglers tell the Texas Tribune.

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US slaps highest-level ‘do not travel’ warning on five Mexican states

Wednesday the State Department unveiled a revamped travel warning system giving five Mexican states the sternest “do not travel” advisory alongside war-torn nations like Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

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Attorney General Sessions to reverse Obama-era policy on pot legalization

Thursday, Fox News confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to roll back an Obama-era policy that had allowed legal marijuana to thrive without federal intervention.  This will be interesting to see play out.

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Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on US veterans

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran’s Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.

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