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DRUGS

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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 8, 2021
COVID-19 pill sales could hit $2 billion, drugmaker Shionogi says
Competition to snag a piece of the COVID pill market is fierce, as the world adjusts to the virus being endemic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 27, 2021
Manny Pacquiao isn’t the hero the Philippines needs
What's not to like about Pacquiao? There's plenty such as his lack of legislative accomplishments as a lawmaker and his support for President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 14, 2021
As American schools shut down due to COVID-19, 911 drug calls for youth skyrocketed
Last year, the rate of drug-related emergency calls for young people age 20 and under increased by 43%, an analysis of emergency response data found.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 12, 2021
Indian state launches assault on drugs as U.N. warns of Bangladesh-like crisis
The state has received praise for the drug clampdown from ruling and opposition politicians but has been criticized for alleged human rights abuses.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 30, 2021
U.S. swimmer Ryan Murphy's suggestion of doping darkens mood at the pool
Murphy lost the second of his Rio backstroke titles to Russian Evgeny Rylov at the 2020 Olympics on Friday and the U.S. swimmer then suggested doping had played a part in his demise.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 30, 2021
Legitimate pain research is more crucial than ever
Researchers today say opioids are not only dangerous; they are not a good long-term solution for chronic pain sufferers. The relief tends to wane with time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 13, 2021
Kyoto drug recovery facility divides local community
The opening of a home for ex-addicts drives a wedge between residents, but gains support of student groups.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 3, 2021
Sha'Carri Richardson suspended after positive marijuana test, to miss Olympic 100-meter event
American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, expected to be one of the biggest draws at the Tokyo Olympics, will miss the 100 meters at the games after accepting a one-month ban.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 30, 2021
A half-century of an endless drug war
Fifty years of failure is enough. Now is the time for the U.S. to lead the world toward humane, people-centered and evidence-based drug policy for the twenty-first century.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 29, 2021
Advocacy groups ask Japanese government to rethink harsher anti-cannabis law
The group claims a stricter Cannabis Control Law could deny both jobs and housing to those convicted of minor drug offenses, leading people into a 'vicious cycle' of poverty and crime.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2021
Psychedelic drugs will follow pot’s path to legalization
What distinguishes the movement to legalize psychedelics is that it is substantially more elite than the movement surrounding pot, a drug that crosses economic and cultural lines.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 19, 2021
Widow of Japanese 'Don Juan' indicted for his murder
In Japan, suspects can be held for up to 23 days before being formally prosecuted or released, and Wednesday marked the 23rd day of Saki Sudo's detention.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2021
Time running out for Japanese prosecutors in 'Don Juan' murder case
While police say they have circumstantial evidence against Saki Sudo, no witnesses have come forward and there is an apparent lack of clear evidence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 6, 2021
Widow of Japanese 'Don Juan' allegedly planned to sell pricey paintings after his death
Saki Sudo, 25, is suspected of causing Kosuke Nozaki, 77, to ingest a lethal amount of an illegal stimulant drug with the intent to kill him at their home in Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2021
Japan steps up marijuana warnings following legalization in New York
The Consulate General of Japan in New York warned last week that Japanese residents and tourists can still be penalized for possessing marijuana under Japan's anti-cannabis law.

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