Tag - drugs



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 into the address field.
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 family was there. There are so many of us that it's extremely difficult to get everybody together in one place. It hardly ever happens."
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'
When Sen. John McCain spoke during an Armed Services Committee hearing last year on security issues in the Western Hemisphere, he relayed a stark warning about the spread of Mexican drug cartels in the United States. "The cartels," the Arizona Republican said, "now maintain a presence in over 1,000 cities."
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2013
House Republicans fault FDA in meningitis probe
After reviewing 27,000 pages of documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Republicans and Democrats came to different conclusions about the agency's ability to prevent one of the worst public health crises in American history.
Apr 6, 2013
Survey: 150 online retailers selling high-risk nonprescription drugs
A health ministry survey has revealed that 150 retailers were selling nonprescription drugs with high risks of side effects over the Internet as of the end of February.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 6, 2013
One man's crusade against America's war on drugs
Once consigned to the fringes of libertarianism, the argument for the legalization of drugs has received an unlikely boost in America in recent months with the release of a documentary titled "The House I Live In." Coinciding with the decision by the states of Colorado and Washington to legalise marijuana, the film won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival last year and has arrived at a moment when Americans are beginning to reconsider the efficacy of their nation's drug policy.
Mar 15, 2013
Rules for online drug sales
The government panel tasked with regulation reform will give top priority to considering the merits of nonprescription drug sales over the Internet.
Mar 9, 2013
Tokyo government panel agrees to liberalize online drug sales
The government's Regulatory Reform Council said Friday it will seek to fully liberalize online sales of nonprescription drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2013
Too high to drive? Pot-legal Colorado mulls blood-level limits
When is someone too stoned to drive?
Jan 29, 2013
Leave restricted drugs at home
CT has a prescription for Adderall (methamphetamine), which is illegal in Japan, and has recently been hired to work on a U.S. base here.


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