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DRUGS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2023
South Koreans battling addiction find little support
Counselors have been trying to build more rehabilitation centers, but requests for government funding are said to fail amid poor awareness about the need for more facilities.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 6, 2023
Thailand's promised cannabis bonanza disappoints as politicians trade blame
A deluge of marijuana smuggled in from abroad has driven down wholesale prices and hurt local growers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2023
Xanax and Adderall access is being blocked by secret drug limits in U.S.
Patients diagnosed with conditions like anxiety and sleep disorders have become caught in the crosshairs of America’s opioid crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 21, 2023
Japanese model Jessica Michibata arrested for MDMA possession
A customs officer found the drug hidden in a package that had arrived in Japan from overseas.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 23, 2023
Latin American cocaine cartels bring violence to Europe
Some of continent's big ports like Antwerp and Rotterdam have been so riven by drug violence that democracy itself has been threatened.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jan 16, 2023
The drug mules carrying Europe's cocaine in their guts
More than a sixth of the cocaine consumed in France is smuggled inside the bodies of drug mules from its poverty-stricken South American region of Guiana.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 11, 2023
Myanmar junta chief's family assets found in Thai drug raid, sources say
Title deeds and bankbooks belonging to Min Aung Hlaing's daughter and son were found at the home of Tun Min Latt, 53, when he was arrested in the Thai capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 25, 2022
Japan medical bodies aim to develop tailored drugs to treat rare diseases
Japanese researchers plan to develop tailored drugs and treatments for patients with extremely rare diseases.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 21, 2022
Philippine corpse-whisperer seeks justice for drug war victims
A forensic pathologists is helping rights groups gather evidence that one day could be used in court against police accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2022
Tokushima town vice speaker arrested over drug probe leak
Kenji Hiraishi was arrested on suspicions of aggravated bribe-taking and violation of confidentiality obligation under the Local Public Service Law.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 2, 2022
Amgen has a contender in the weight-loss drug wars
Amgen's obesity drug offers a new twist on proven methods to help people lose unwanted pounds.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2022
New weight-loss drugs work, but who's paying?
Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly say they can treat obesity with a weekly injection. But insurers aren't yet on board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 11, 2022
Weed is now legal in Thailand. How long will the high times last?
Cannabis shops have multiplied since the drug was decriminalized, with caveats, in June. But some lawmakers are pushing for tighter regulation.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Oct 26, 2022
Brittney Griner's nine-year drug sentence upheld in Russia
In a statement, the WNBA star's lawyers said it would be some time before she was moved to a prison colony, and that they had not yet decided whether to try to launch another appeal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2022
Israeli charged with smuggling drugs into Japan dies in detention
Amnon Hanoh Tenenboim was refused special treatment even though he was suspected of having a heart condition, his lawyer said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 10, 2022
Why strict but inconsistent gun laws did not keep Thailand safe
The murder of two dozen small children — committed during nap time in colorful classrooms — has horrified the nation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 7, 2022
Mass killing at Thai preschool prompts calls for drug crackdown
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra urged the government to 'speed up the suppression of drugs, especially methamphetamine tablets.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 29, 2022
Japan should consider allowing medical cannabis, health panel says
Japan should consider approving the import, manufacture and use of medicines derived from cannabis, a health ministry panel said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 3, 2022
Easy targets: Drug mules fill women's jails in Hong Kong
A quarter of Hong Kong's prisoners are women, a record-high percentage skewed by impoverished foreign drug mules who are often duped or coerced.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2022
Ex-member of J-Pop group KAT-TUN found guilty of drug possession and use
Koki Tanaka 'seems highly addicted to illegal drugs,' Nagoya District Court presiding Judge Fumiaki Hiraki said.

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