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DRUGS

JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 25, 2014
Sovriad deaths spur drug label rewrite
Three people have died after taking Sovriad to treat hepatitis C, and drugmaker Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. has been ordered to revise the medicine's packaging to state that usage should be halted if indicated by blood tests, the health ministry disclosed on Friday.
EDITORIALS
Oct 23, 2014
The quasi-legal drug dilemma
There is no end in sight to the traffic accidents and other incidents attributed to the use of quasi-legal — or what the police now call 'dangerous' — drugs. It's not easy revising the laws regulating their use.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2014
Italy gives army troops a new job: grow cheap medical marijuana
Italy legalized marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying legal pot in a pharmacy meant few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution: Get the army to grow it.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 6, 2014
Hyogo first to enact ordinance regulating sales of loophole drugs
The Hyogo Prefectural Assembly on Monday passed an ordinance aimed at regulating sellers of law-dodging "dappo" (loophole) narcotics.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
Tokyo police hold emergency meeting after taxi driver arrested for 'dappo' drugs
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department hold an emergency meeting with cab and trucking companier to address accidents caused by drivers under the influence of 'dappo' (loophole) drugs.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
U.S. heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers: CDC
The over-prescribing of painkillers is fueling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 27, 2014
Fujifilm says French Ebola patient is taking its Avigan drug
A Fujifilm influenza medicine is being given to an Ebola patient at a French hospital, the latest treatment deployed in the global push to curtail the deadly virus.
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 26, 2014
Experts unveil plan to end rabies globally via dog vaccinations
Rabies experts on Thursday unveiled a blueprint for eliminating the pernicious disease, which almost always is caused by bites from rabid dogs and kills tens of thousands of people a year worldwide, through a program of mass dog vaccinations in targeted regions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 21, 2014
Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone despite lockdown
A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone's capital on Saturday, a member of parliament said in Freetown, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2014
China fines drugmaker GSK record $489 million for bribing doctors to use its drugs
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JAPAN
Sep 19, 2014
'Dappo' drugs have sent over 4,400 to hospitals since 2009: survey
A total of 4,469 people were taken to hospitals in connection with so-called quasi-legal drugs from January 2009 to June this year, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 14, 2014
Ford's exit from Toronto mayoral race gives his older brother, the power behind the throne, a crack at the top job
The withdrawal of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and the entry of his older brother in the election race has turned the spotlight from a volatile man who had admitted smoking crack cocaine to his less charismatic but steadier sibling, long seen as the power behind the throne.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 12, 2014
Pop star Aska gets off with suspended sentence for drug use
The Tokyo District Court hands disgraced pop star Aska a suspended prison term for possession and use of illegal stimulants.
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 10, 2014
Daily cannabis smokers risk health, well-being and achievement: report
Teenagers who use cannabis daily run a higher risk of becoming drug-dependent, committing suicide or trying other drugs and are less likely to succeed at their studies than those who avoid it, researchers said on Wednesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2014
Fueling drug gangs' impunity, unidentified corpses pile up in Mexico
In Mexico's blood-soaked northern state of Sinaloa, a simple gravestone adorned with pink, blue and yellow plastic flowers marks the tomb of 42-year-old assistant carpenter Carlos Montano.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Aug 28, 2014
Somali users of amphetamine-like 'paradise flower' khat enjoy low prices after Britain bans its import
"The president has arrived, the president has arrived," chant youths in Mogadishu's Beerta Khaatka market as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort trucks with horns blaring through the throng.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2014
Aichi politician goes on trial in China in drug case
The trial of a 70-year-old Aichi politician accused of attempting to smuggle illegal drugs out of China last year pleaded innocent at the start of his trial Tuesday at a court in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 23, 2014
Dealing with addiction: Japan's drug problem
Some kid shot up a dose again tonight
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 23, 2014
Former drug addict relieved to be alive
You won't find an air conditioner in any inmate wings at Fuchu Prison, no matter how hot it is outside. And on this sweltering, cloudless day in August, it is certainly hot. Two members from Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) are preparing to hold a session with a group of repeat drug offenders...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2014
Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs
Kung-fu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a "deep bow of apology" after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use.

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