Venezuela first lady’s ‘narco nephews’ get jail term for drug trafficking
Venezuela first lady’s ‘narco nephews’ get jail term for drug trafficking
Dec 15, 2017

In a high-profile narcotics trial in New York, Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (32) and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (31), two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady Cilia Flores, were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Dec. 14, 2017, for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. The duo was accused of smuggling 1,700

WHO calls for stringent drug control measures against carfentanil
WHO calls for stringent drug control measures against carfentanil
Dec 15, 2017

In the wake of the rising overdose deaths involving carfentanil in the United States and other North American countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed a recommendation  seeking strict drug control measures for the fentanyl analogue. The Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) had demanded inclusion of carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues into Schedules

Cocaine rules restaurant industry, discloses chef Gordon Ramsay
Cocaine rules restaurant industry, discloses chef Gordon Ramsay
Dec 14, 2017

It’s usual about chefs hopping from one place to the other in their pursuit of local delicacies and food specialties. British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is no different. However, his recent trip to Colombia was an unusual one as he was in the land of coca plants, but not looking for some unique recipe. He

57% of US kids could be obese by age 35, says study
57% of US kids could be obese by age 35, says study
Dec 06, 2017

Childhood obesity is a public health concern in the United States. Since 1970, the percentage of obese children has gone up by more than three times. In school going children aged 6 to 19 years, one in five children is obese. A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that 57

Northeast Ohio companies receive $10m grant for furthering technologies targeting opioid crisis
Northeast Ohio companies receive $10m grant for furthering technologies targeting opioid crisis
Dec 12, 2017

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved $10 million to bolster technologies that would help fight drug abuse and addiction. The amount is part of the $20 million grant to combat the drug menace in the state that Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced during his State of the State address this year. Now, a medical

Funeral home takes to coercive campaign to stop people from using fentanyl
Funeral home takes to coercive campaign to stop people from using fentanyl
Dec 08, 2017

In an attempt to dissuade people from using fentanyl, a Canadian funeral home has come up with an innovative campaign for its community. Launched by Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services in British Columbia, the campaign features a photo of a white family gathered around a casket with the tagline, “Will fentanyl be the reason for

With drug overdose deaths seeing a sharp increase of over 22 percent in 2016, the state of opioid epidemic of the United States continues to exacerbate. As per a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimate, drug overdose claimed 64,070 lives last year as compared to 52,404 in 2015. And this time, the main culprit was strong synthetic opioid fentanyl and its analogs. The grave situation has compelled the authorities to take note of this national emergency and act rather proactively. Shedding light on these numbers while addressing media
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Meth and hallucinations: How Fergie felt being ‘tracked’ by FBI, CIA and SWAT
Meth and hallucinations: How Fergie felt being ‘tracked’ by FBI, CIA and SWAT
Dec 12, 2017
Just like most of the people hooked on drugs, she also enjoyed crystal meth when she started it. However, hallucinations – sometimes about infrared cameras and bunnies and sometimes about being trac
When Timbaland almost succumbed to opioid overdose
When Timbaland almost succumbed to opioid overdose
Dec 11, 2017
American singer, songwriter and DJ Tim Mosley, popular as Timbaland, recently opened up about his depression and drug addiction. A few years ago, life had almost fallen apart for the record producer b
Ex-WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn opens up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction
Ex-WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn opens up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction
Nov 14, 2017
“You can have the world at your fingertips but end up destroying yourself if you're not careful.” Many celebrities are gradually opening up about their struggles with drug or alcohol addiction,