Although its death rate from prescription drug overdoses has more than doubled since 1999, Minnesota has a better handle on the problem than most other states.
The study reports that doctors are handing out antibiotic prescriptions for sore throat and acute bronchitis at rates that are five to seven times higher than needed.
Seen as an emerging threat in the US, “Kratom” could wean addicts off meth, Thailand’s justice minister argues.
Medical officials say the popular drug is an emerging problem in the metro area.
Now that the Department of Justice has said it won’t interfere with state regulation of cannabis in Washington and Colorado, a number of other states are moving forward with legalization plans. Will that include the socially conservative South?
Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce a major shift in criminal justice drug policy on Monday in a speech at the American Bar Association’s meeting in San Francisco.
Uruguay’s marijuana bill passed the lower house and looks set to become law, making this small South American nation the first to regulate the whole chain of pot production. What does it all mean?
Is it time to treat drugs as a health problem rather than a criminal problem?
Scopolamine is a medicine for motion sickness or tremors. In Colombia, it’s a scary drug called ‘devil’s breath.’ Whatever you call it, it could be causing unfaithful Colombian husbands serious problems. Here’s why.
The coca leaf — used to make cocaine — is classified as an illegal drug by international bodies. But the Bolivian government argues using more leaves for products like cookies and energy drinks could help curb trafficking.
American lives derailed by laws against cannabis possession.
Some 200 California cities and towns ban medical marijuana dispensaries, creating regions where patients cannot purchase the drug legally. Advocates want the state to regulate the business.
After sweeping US budget cuts, the Pentagon is testing new tools to stop drug trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean: a blimp tethered to the back of a boat and a hand-launched drone.
Three people were injured by gunshots fired at the 4/20 marijuana celebration in Denver Saturday. While there is growing acceptance of marijuana use, the issue remains politically controversial with federal law at odds with the decriminalization trend among some jurisdictions.
Although criticized by Washington, Bolivia’s softer approach to fighting drugs may work better than US-designed strategies in Peru and Colombia.
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
Mexico’s drug war has cost 60,000 lives, yet drugs still flood across the border. Here’s how the Sinaloa cartel prevailed.
Millions of Egyptians get stoned regularly, despite — or is it because of? — the conservative Islamic government.
Along with a federal bill, Kentucky is mulling the legalization of industrial hemp, marijuana’s close cousin. Is it good business sense — or a Trojan horse for legalizing pot in the South?
Heroin use is booming in the Canadian province, almost a year after the regional government tightened access to OxyContin, sometimes called ‘hillbilly heroin,’ to stem abuse.