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Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, were rushed to hospital in various states of ‘agitated delirium’ after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine ...

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia has seized more than Aus$1.0 billion (US$760 million) of methamphetamine in its biggest ever bust of the highly-addictive drug, police said on Friday.

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US Forces have launched airstrikes on drug-making labouratories in Afghanistan as part a new joint strategy with the Afghan military to cut off funding for the Taliban, authorities said Monday.

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the lives of many on death row.

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a ‘front person’ for a major drug trafficking organization.

Philippines military says seizes drugs worth millions of dollars in besieged city

Philippines military says seizes drugs worth millions of dollars in besieged city

The Philippine military found methamphetamine worth between $2 million to $5 million while clearing rebel positions in besieged Marawi City, officials said on Monday, boosting suspicions Islamist militants ...

Modi's generics-only drugs plan worries health experts, Indian pharma sector

Modi's generics-only drugs plan worries health experts, Indian pharma sector

India's plan to bring in a law to ensure doctors prescribe medicines only by their generic names risks proliferating the sale of substandard drugs in a country where regulation is already lax ...

Laos 'drug kingpin' denies Thai smuggling charges

Laos 'drug kingpin' denies Thai smuggling charges

An alleged Laos drug lord linked to some of Thailand's rich and famous denied being a major player in the regional narcotics trade when he appeared in a Bangkok court Tuesday.

Spain uncovers drug '80 times stronger' than cannabis

Spain uncovers drug '80 times stronger' than cannabis

Spanish authorities said Saturday they had arrested two Britons after intercepting a stash of synthetic drugs ‘80 times stronger’ than cannabis smuggled inside sacks of coffee into the southeastern city of Alicante.

Two months on, a Trump supporter mired in doubt

Two months on, a Trump supporter mired in doubt

He traveled from rally to rally with his guitar in tow, crooning pro-Donald Trump tunes and hailing the then Republican candidate as the answer to the US heroin epidemic that took his son's life.