Tag - drugs



Japan Times
Dec 22, 2013
U.S. secretly helps Colombia kill rebel leaders
The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vulnerable state in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders, according...
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 4, 2013
Ministry may grant patients in dire need access to unapproved drugs
The health ministry is planning to allow the use of drugs in the final clinical testing phase but not yet officially approved for cancer and other critically ill patients starting in fiscal 2015 if there is no alternative treatment.
Nov 17, 2013
Regulating online sales of drugs
To better protect the public health, the government should enact a law regulating the online sales of nonprescription drugs.
Nov 13, 2013
Rakuten unit sues over curbs on selling drugs over Internet
Kenko.com Inc., a unit of Internet retailer Rakuten Inc., said it has filed a lawsuit against the government to fight restrictions on the online sale of some drugs.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2013
No online trade for 23 OTC drugs
The government says that under rules taking effect next spring, online sales of 23 drugs will be banned for three years after they move from prescription to over-the-counter status.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2013
As U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, poppy trade it spent billions fighting still flourishes
The United States is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan having lost its battle against the country's narcotics industry, marking one of the starkest failures of the 2009 strategy the Obama administration pursued in an effort to turn around the war.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 24, 2013
Uruguay stoked to legalize marijuana production
Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, with the left-of-center government regulating all facets of the trade.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2013
How I bought drugs from 'dark net' — it's just like Amazon run by cartels
Dear FBI agents, my name is Carole Cadwalladr and in February this year I was asked to investigate the so-called dark net for a feature in a newspaper. I downloaded Tor on to my computer, the anonymous browser developed by the U.S. Navy, Googled "Silk Road drugs" and then cut and pasted this link silkroadvb5piz3r.onion...
Oct 11, 2013
Medical experts seek to dial back over-prescription for schizophrenia
Doctors in Japan have long prescribed a cocktail of several types of drugs to people with mental illnesses, often leading to various side effects.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2013
Online store sold drugs whose sell-by date had passed at discounted prices
An online drugstore was found to have offered for sale in late July through a shopping mall of Yahoo Japan Corp. non-prescription medicines that had passed their expiry dates, and at below market prices, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Sep 19, 2013
Seizure of drugs on rise in first six months
The amount of stimulant drugs seized by police soared to 550.1 kg from January to June, about 3.4 times the amount seized in first half of 2012, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 6, 2013
Meet the journalist who calls Mexico's drug war 'a big lie'
During January 2011, Anabel Hernandez's extended family held a party at a favorite cafe in the north of Mexico City. The gathering was to celebrate the birthday of Anabel's niece. As one of the country's leading journalists who rarely allows herself time off, she was especially happy because "the entire...
Sep 4, 2013
Conflicts of interest in drug research
Oversight of pharmaceutical companies' corporate donations to universities, and the roles played by their employees in university drug research, must be strengthened to prevent conflicts of interests from tainting the results of clinical research.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 1, 2013
Mexican drug cartel activity in U.S. 'exaggerated'
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2013
U.S. to overhaul rigid mandatory sentences
Attorney General Eric Holder was to announce Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences.
Jun 18, 2013
Quickies on bringing in psychotropics and bags, calling Japan, buying shoes
A variety of queries from readers have arrived at Lifelines over the last few weeks, so we'll address some of them in this column.
Jun 11, 2013
Five myths about the legalization of marijuana
With 16 U.S. states having decriminalized or legalized cannabis for non-medical use and eight more heading toward some kind of legalization, federal prohibition's days seem numbered.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 7, 2013
U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate
Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2013
Japan to allow online sales of 99% of all OTC drugs
The administration, as part of its strategy to stimulate growth, decides to allow more than 99 percent of nonprescription drugs to be sold over the Internet.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 4, 2013
Slew of new caffeinated food products make U.S. FDA jittery
Who needs coffee for breakfast when you can pour Wired Wyatt's caffeinated maple syrup over your Wired Waffles? Remember Cracker Jack? This year saw the advent of Cracker Jack'd Power Bites, with as much caffeine per serving as a cup of coffee.


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