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Drug trafficking arrests have surged in Nepal in recent years

Drug trafficking arrests have surged in Nepal in recent years (Source: Pixabay)

The number of people being arrested for drug trafficking has reached an unprecedented level in Nepal, suggesting the country may be becoming a regional drug transit hub...
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to support Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's drug policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to support Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's drug policy (Source: Wikimedia)

Chinese officials have called for an intensification of counter-narcotic efforts, after months of strengthening the country’s international drug control ties with...
The measure has passed both houses of Congress, and is awaiting President Donald Trump's signature

The measure has passed both houses of Congress, and is awaiting President Donald Trump's signature (Source: Wikimedia).

The US is set to remove restrictions on state-mandated drug testing for people who seek unemployment benefits, despite evidence suggesting this may worsen the country...

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It has been only three weeks since Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the American Health Care Act, legislation that repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This...
Some Palestinians in Gaza with PTSD are turning to illegal tramadol for self-medication

Some Palestinians in Gaza with PTSD are turning to illegal tramadol for self-medication (Source: Pixabay)

For the first time, two men have been sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Gaza. This comes amid an apparent rise in illegal opioid use in the territory, where...
Singapore's "harm prevention" strategy poses serious health and human rights risks

Singapore's "harm prevention" strategy poses serious health and human rights risks (Source: Pixabay)

As dawn broke on November 18, 2016, Chijioke Stephen Obioha – a 31 year-old chemistry graduate and aspiring football player - was hanged in Singapore’s...
Duterte has vowed to resume his "War on Drugs"

Duterte has vowed to resume his "War on Drugs" (Source: Wikimedia)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his “war on drugs” in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it....
The European Parliament will need to approve the new Action Plan before it can be implemented

The European Parliament will need to approve the new Action Plan before it can be implemented (Source: Wikimedia)

The European Commission (EC) has proposed a new counter-narcotic plan for the European Union, which includes several seemingly progressive changes. Among the new...

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New legislation in New Zealand enables authorities to force certain people with problematic drug use into compulsory rehabilitation programmes. This controversial...

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