Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

Feb 26, 2017

Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug war has polarized the Philippines. A prayer rally for Duterte’s eight months-long anti-narcotics crackdown drew the biggest turnout, estimated by police at up ...

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

/ Feb 24, 2017

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer.” Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained ...

/ Feb 14, 2017

Use of mind-altering drugs spikes among U.S. seniors: study

The number of older Americans taking multiple prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics and painkillers has more than doubled in the past decade, researchers said Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine raise concerns about risks ...

/ Feb 5, 2017

Art of the drug deal? Seized heroin bore Trump's image

It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. The Tampa Bay Times reports law enforcement officers seized the heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County. Some ...