Tag - drugs



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,...
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.
Jan 17, 2013
Drug sales over the Internet
The Supreme Court's Second Petit Bench ruled 4-0 on Jan. 11 that the health and welfare ministry's ban on the sale of nonprescription drugs over the Internet is null and void. Two firms had filed the lawsuit. While maximum priority should be given to drug safety, a balance must be struck between safety...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
May 15, 2012
Rediscovering Japan's 'lost generation' and Tokyo Beatles
LIFE.com unearths photos of pill-popping hipsters, doing the hippie hippie shake, back in the day.
Sep 5, 2011
Japan in a European club?
Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan needs to re-engage the world if it is to find...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 28, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: celebrity drug busts
Following a brief period of reefer madness in 2008, celebrity drug busts in 2009 threw a searchlight on the availability of harder stuff in Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2007
Hemp OK as rope, not as dope
A Justice Ministry report released last month says the number of Cannabis Control Law violations set a record in 2006, while the amount of marijuana seized dropped to half from the previous year.


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