Alcohol and drugs are officially forbidden in Iran. But every year, around 3000 people die of a drug overdose. The Islamic republic can no longer ignore the problem. Now, there are aid organizations that take care of the addicts.
US health officials have allowed esketamine, a chemical similar to the party drug and anesthetic ketamine, to be used for treating depression. The new drug will be distributed by Johnson & Johnson as a nasal spray.
Germany's Foreign Office called in an envoy for the Philippines this week after comments defending President Rodrigo Duterte's description of himself as a cousin of Hitler. It also criticized the country's war on drugs.
Imagine using a smartphone to detect malaria, eye diseases and monitor drug addiction. With new technology turning smartphones into pocket clinics, it’s all on the table.
A Canadian drug-trafficking suspect has seen his 15-year jail term turned into a death sentence by a Chinese court. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was extremely concerned, and Canada updated its travel advisory.
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