ARTICLES RELATING TO DRUGS

Pistorius dabbled in dagga

2014-04-08 07:45

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius smoked dagga when his mother died but stopped, he told the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

UK to set drug-driving limits

2014-03-28 14:29

The British government’s ambition to create drug-driving limits moved a step closer following the results of two public consultations. Should such limits be applied in SA?

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

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Types of drugs teens use

2014-02-06 16:21

This infographic complied by www.mspy.com show that teens aren't only using substances, they are also using pharmaceutical drugs to get high.

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Why did Hoffman have to die?

2014-02-04 09:51

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death epitomises the tragedy of drug addiction in our society, US drug abuse experts say.

Nehawu calls for state-owned drug company

2014-01-21 12:40

A state-owned pharmaceutical company would be the best way to keep the costs of medication down, Nehawu said on Monday.

SA slams Big Pharma in generic drugs battle

2014-01-20 11:56

South Africa slammed global pharmaceutical firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favour cheaper generic drugs.

13 ways to spot drug use

2014-01-19 11:00

Do you suspect your child of drug abuse? Every parent should know the signs.

Marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

2014-01-02 14:30

The world's first marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado.

Meditation is helpful when combined with therapies

2013-12-23 15:40

Rehabilitation strategies combined with drug and behaviour therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone.

13 ways to spot drug use

2013-12-12 11:00

Do you suspect your child of drug abuse? Every parent should know the signs.

Cape Town Marathon winner tests positive for banned steroid

2013-12-04 10:01

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has announced today that the Cape Town Marathon winner Lindhikaya Mthangayi tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid.

Heroin addiction changes DNA

2013-11-12 10:45

Researchers have noticed DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse.

How Lady Gaga stopped smoking dagga

2013-11-12 05:00

She was smoking up to 15 joints a day to help relieve the pain of a hip injury. Here's how she stopped.

How Lady Gaga stopped smoking dagga

2013-11-11 08:12

She was smoking up to 15 joints a day to help relieve the pain of a hip injury. Here's how she stopped.

HIV reservoir in body larger than suspected

2013-10-25 15:12

Scientists say they have discovered in a new study that the pool of inactive HIV viruses that lingers silently in a patient's body is larger than expected.

Anti-smoking drugs don't increase suicide risk

2013-10-16 10:24

People who take anti-smoking drugs have no higher risk of depression or suicide than those who use nicotine replacement therapies to help them quit smoking.

8 healthy baby tips

2013-10-15 13:35

Want a healthier baby? Check out these immunity boosting tips.

Drugs play major role in fatal car crashes

2013-09-30 11:24

Drug use triples drivers' risk of a fatal car crash, and the combination of drugs and alcohol causes an astronomical increase of 23 times the risk.

'Bath salts' drugs extremely dangerous

2013-09-18 11:46

Street drugs called 'bath salts' were linked to nearly 23 000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011, a new report says.

Jersey Shore star talks about his addiction

2013-09-11 08:59

'Jersey Shore' cast member Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino shares his struggle with prescription-painkiller abuse.

SA tackles drugs patent reform

2013-09-10 07:52

The government has published a draft intellectual property policy with potential far-reaching effects for pharmaceutical patents, which rights groups have hailed as a move towards lower medicine costs.

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

2013-08-22 09:02

From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the DR Congo, traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

Teens with half-siblings more likely to use drugs

2013-08-12 13:24

Teens who have half-siblings are more likely to use drugs and have sex by age 15, according to a new study.

 

Biocon rejects Novartis patent claims

2014-04-04 18:45

Indian drug company Biocon has rejected allegations by Novartis that it infringed on the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's patent for a diabetes drug.

George Michael says he is not a stoner anymore

2014-03-17 22:00

Faith singer George Michael has revealed how he has quit smoking cannabis "over a-year-and-a-half" ago, insisting he has "completely stopped" taking the drug.

US fears for patents on drugs in India

2014-03-06 14:05

The United States has voiced concern over protection of patents on safer and more effective next-generation medicines in India.

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Types of drugs teens use

2014-02-06 15:55

Recent research shows that teens aren't only using substances but also pharmaceutical drugs to get high.

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Hear about Kali Muscle's journey through the rise and fall of a promising American football career to doing prison time, drug deals, pimping, stripping, and gang affiliation. Kali developed his workout routine through years of unconventional training methods due to the lack of weight lifting equipment in the California prison system.

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Could ecstasy help people with anxiety, PTSD?

2014-01-21 05:00

The club drug Ecstacy may be useful in treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Could ecstasy help people with anxiety, PTSD?

2014-01-20 09:10

The club drug Ecstacy may be useful in treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cocaine worth R68m found off Mossel Bay

2014-01-03 10:08

According to Western Cape police, what appears to be cocaine, with an estimated street value of about R68 million, has been found off Mossel Bay's beaches.

Marijuana now sold legally in Colorado

2014-01-02 11:03

The world's first marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado.

US teens smoking more dagga

2013-12-19 11:56

US teenagers are smoking more marijuana, but backing away from other harmful drugs and doing less binge drinking.

Are you sure about that drug?

2013-12-05 13:00

Many pregnant women take drugs that are harmful to their baby and they don't even know it.

Aussie, NZ thalidomide victims awarded $81m

2013-12-02 15:28

Australian and New Zealand thalidomide victims have won an $81m settlement from the parent of the firm which distributed the drug that caused birth defects around the world.

Heroin addiction changes DNA

2013-11-12 08:50

Researchers have noticed DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse.

How Lady Gaga stopped smoking dagga

2013-11-11 10:45

She was smoking up to 15 joints a day to help relieve the pain of a hip injury. Here's how she stopped.

8 healthy baby tips

2013-11-05 15:00

Want a healthier baby? Check out these immunity boosting tips.

New drug may battle obesity and diabetes

2013-10-31 11:45

A medication to combat diabetes may help patients to control both their blood sugar levels and help them to lose weight.

Cee Lo Green pleads not guilty on ecstasy charge

2013-10-22 09:38

Grammy-winning US rapper Cee Lo Green has pleaded not guilty to giving a woman ecstasy before going back to her hotel, but was not charged with attempted rape.

Crystal meth may lead to injecting drugs

2013-10-16 10:17

According to a study, young people who use crystal methamphetamine are at increased risk of injecting drugs.

Exercise equals drugs in stroke and heart patients

2013-10-02 09:55

Exercise may be at least as effective as some drugs in reducing the risk of death in stroke patients or people with heart disease.

'Bath salts' drugs extremely dangerous

2013-09-19 05:00

Street drugs called 'bath salts' were linked to nearly 23 000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011, a new report says.

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See footage of the Canadian woman who was arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight to Toronto wearing a fake pregnant belly stuffed with cocaine.

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SA tackles drugs patent reform

2013-09-10 13:00

The government has published a draft intellectual property policy with potential far-reaching effects for pharmaceutical patents, which rights groups have hailed as a move towards lower medicine costs.

Painkillers can lead to heroin use

2013-08-23 10:01

Illegal use of prescription pain drugs increases a person's risk of becoming a heroin user, a report suggests.

The hazards of huffing

2013-08-19 13:00

It may seem harmless, but sniffing of glue or other substances can have serious and permanent effects.

Kelly: Mom locked me up so I'd quit drugs

2013-08-07 21:00

Sharon Osbourne once confined her daughter Kelly Osbourne to a padded cell in the hopes of curing her drug addition.

 
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