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DRUGS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 4, 2022
From the bones of victims, a doctor unearths the Philippine drug war’s true toll
Forensic pathologist Raquel Fortun is using her skills to show how other doctors falsely claimed some victims of the country's drug war had died natural deaths.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 20, 2022
Abortion pills in Japan may require a partner’s signature
Japan's anticipated approval of medical abortion pills may come with a hurdle, requiring women to get approval from their partners before doctors will give them the drugs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 10, 2022
With a $2.1 million cure their only hope, Indian parents plead for help online
India makes many of the world's drugs, but treatments for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy are imported and prohibitively costly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 9, 2022
Japan's Eisai still seeking accelerated U.S. review of Alzheimer's drug
The firm said it plans to seek a quick approval even after the Medicare health plan decided to limit coverage of medicines approved in that manner.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 8, 2022
Confronting AI’s potential to create new chemical weapons
Although the immediate danger seems minimal, efforts are needed to safeguard machine-learning models used in chemical and drug discovery.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 31, 2022
'War on drugs' victims in Philippines to pursue charges against Duterte after term
Duterte, whose populist tenure included a brutal anti-drug war, has claimed he had so many dead bodies of narcotics offenders dumped in Manila Bay that the 'fish will grow fat.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2022
Japan saw record 5,400 cannabis offenders in 2021
Offenders in their 20s or below accounted for 70% of the total, with 2,823 of the individuals in their 20s and 994 age under 20.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 13, 2022
West Point cadets overdose during spring break in Florida, officials say
The two bystanders had not used the substance, but they also went into respiratory arrest because of their exposure from performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2022
Koki Tanaka, former member of KAT-TUN, held over alleged methamphetamine possession
Police suspect Tanaka was in possession of about 0.164 grams of methamphetamine while staying at a business hotel in Nagoya on the evening of Jan. 30.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Kyoto police issue warning over drug slang on social media
From 'broccoli' to 'ice cream,' drug dealers are using slang and related emoji to evade police attention and draw in young people, officers say.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2022
Failed coup puts spotlight back on Guinea-Bissau's role in cocaine trade
The country's location and lax law enforcement make it attractive to cartels, who have looked to avoid scrutiny typically reserved for cargoes originating in South America.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 27, 2022
Some antibody drugs for COVID-19 may not be effective on omicron
Some antibody medicines, including Ronapreve, may not be effective against the highly mutated omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to researchers at Japanese and U.S. institutes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jan 17, 2022
Abuse of over-the-counter drugs surges among young people in Japan
As more people turn to addictive medications readily available at drugstores to ease their mental suffering, experts are sounding the alarm.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead: Reckonings
Jan 9, 2022
America’s killer capitalism
While many commentators with alternative calculations have questioned the extent of rising income inequality, none has succeeded in dismissing the trend.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 2, 2022
Japan Rugby League One player Blake Ferguson arrested on drug charges
Blake Ferguson, a former Australian rugby league international who recently switched codes, has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of drug offenses, according to his club, NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 13, 2021
Haiti’s leader kept a list of drug traffickers. His assassins came for it.
In the months before his murder, President Jovenel Mou00efse took a number of steps to fight drug and arms smugglers. Some officials now fear he was killed for it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2021
How the U.S. can rein in skyrocketing drug prices
Negotiated prices on many medications would introduce an important new form of cost control in uncompetitive corners of the U.S. prescription-drug market.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2021
Taliban turning Afghanistan into narco-terrorist state
Afghanistan accounts for 85% of the global acreage under opium cultivation, making the Taliban the world's largest drug cartel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 7, 2021
COVID-19 drugs will change the way we live with the virus
New COVID-19 drug approvals couldn't be timelier as hospitals face massive backlogs of delayed procedures.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 20, 2021
Philippines to review thousands more 'drug war' killings, justice minister says
Recent details challenge the official police narrative that says the thousands shot dead were all drug dealers who resisted arrest.

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