Tag - drugs



Japan Times
Aug 14, 2014
Fukuoka teachers say no to drugs after principal caught using stimulants
A city in Fukuoka makes a poster from the portraits of 758 teachers who pledge not to do drugs after a local principal is busted for using stimulants.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 13, 2014
WHO hopes for more Ebola drug doses, vaccine progress by end of year
World Health Organization experts fighting the world's worst outbreak of Ebola hope for improved supplies of experimental treatments and progress with a vaccine by the end of the year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 12, 2014
Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples
U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia's government for sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2014
Daily aspirin could dramatically cut cancer risk, study shows
Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing — or dying from — bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 5, 2014
41 deaths caused by 'dangerous drugs' in Japan since 2012
At least 41 people are suspected to have died from using "dangerous drugs" since 2012, a National Police Agency official said.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2014
Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.
Jul 24, 2014
Japan to help Brazil accelerate drug safety assessment
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to tell Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil on Aug. 1 that Japan will provide expertise to speed up its ability to assess the safety of new drugs, a government source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2014
Japan acts swiftly to ban loophole drugs used in driving spree
In the face of a series of accidents caused by drivers high on law-skirting "dappo" drugs, the health ministry used new emergency powers Tuesday to ban two substances.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2014
Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana
Seattle's first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days after Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 12, 2014
In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction
Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effects that drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday — but that doesn't necessarily mean porn is addictive.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 11, 2014
Mississippi girl believed cured of HIV no longer in remission
A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, the child's doctors and U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2014
68 stores undergo 'dappo' drug checks in Tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Thursday inspected 68 outlets known for selling "dappo" (loophole) drugs, which are not technically illegal but cause effects similar to illegal drugs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 9, 2014
Tokyo to inspect 'dappo' narcotics sellers
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to inspect stores suspected of selling quasi-legal narcotics, after the Cabinet called for a crackdown on so-called “dappo” drugs.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 9, 2014
First legal pot shops open in Washington state
Eager customers lined up before dawn on Tuesday as Washington became the second U.S. state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use, although shortages and high prices were likely to accompany any euphoria.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2014
Abe declares war on quasi-legal 'dappo' drugs
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares war against quasi-legal highs known as “dappo” drugs, pledging to adopt a speedier process by which regulators can identify and outlaw products with dangerous narcotic or hallucinogenic ingredients.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2014
Toronto Mayor Ford exits rehab, says was in 'complete denial'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Monday that he had been in "complete denial" about his drinking and drug use before entering a rehabilitation clinic two months ago, and admitted that his struggle against substance abuse will never end.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 26, 2014
'Dappo' drugs skirt clampdown
The death of a pedestrian run over by a driver who was allegedly using 'dappo' herbs just shows the quasi-legal narcotic is on the rise, experts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 25, 2014
Driver in fatal pedestrian ramming in Ikebukuro believed to be under influence of drugs
A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs drove a speeding car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in the bustling Tokyo district of Ikebukuro, leaving one person dead and seven people injured.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2014
Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians
A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo's bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said.
Jun 21, 2014
EU should embrace Albania's pot industry
If Brussels considered legalizing marijuana throughout the EU, then Albania, with its well-developed cannabis industry, could be welcomed to the union as a country with a legitimate, honorable specialization.


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