The Taliban are taking steps to halt Afghanistan's opium trade even as the country's economy crumbles. It is unclear how the Taliban government plans to replace this illicit source of income for millions of farmers.
18 Nov 2021
Deaths resulting from drug overdoses in the US are higher than those from guns and car crashes. Experts believe that an increased use of fentanyl is to blame for the "tragic milestone."
26 Sep 2021
President Duterte's legal counsel said the Hague-based war crimes court has no jurisdiction to probe the Philippines' anti-drug crackdown. He added that ICC investigators will not be allowed entry into the country.
29 Jun 2021
Stakeholders in Nigeria's food industry have committed to large-scale food fortification as a means to prevent micronutrient deficiencies in staple foods in Nigeria.
24 Jun 2021
The pandemic, which has pushed millions into poverty and unemployment worldwide, has also led more people to drug use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has warned. Low-income countries are at highest risk.
5 Jun 2021
The drug aducanumab could be approved in the US and EU soon. It effectively combats the amyloid beta plaques in the brain that are indicative of Alzheimer's disease. But does it also slow down memory loss?
24 May 2021
NDLEA intercepts N8billion cocaine, arrests Brazilian based drug kingpin at Lagos airport, and seizes $24,500 offered as a bribe to compromise an investigation.
24 May 2021
The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning rockers Maneskin will take a voluntary drug test after denying speculation that he was snorting cocaine during the broadcast.
7 May 2021
A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela has left 25 people dead, turning the impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood into a battlefield and leading to criticism from rights groups.
20 Apr 2021
Drug consumption rooms allow addicts to use safely. In Germany, they’re common; but in Scotland — Europe’s drug death capital — progress is painfully slow.
14 Apr 2021
A steroid commonly used in asthma inhalers has the potential to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms. It could treat the illness early on and help to reduce pressure on hospitals.
6 Apr 2021
According to TMZ, the rapper suffered a drug overdose on April 2, causing a heart attack.