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2009-08-17 00:15:45

Cocaine is present in up to 90 percent of paper money in the United States and it may be related to the economic downturn, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Yuegang Zuo of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth tested banknotes from more than 30 cities in five countries and found the United States and Canada had the highest contamination rates, with an average of between 85 percent and 90 percent. China and Japan had the lowest, between 12 percent and 20 percent contamination, Zuo...

2009-07-28 09:35:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today that Clyde C. Tuggle has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080814/NYTH004LOGO) Tuggle is senior vice president of Global Public Affairs and Communications at The Coca-Cola Company. He joined the company in 1989 and has held a variety of positions in the U.S. and abroad where he helped develop and...

2009-06-16 00:00:58

The anti-consumption movement invokes imagery of foreign invaders, poisoned farmland and exploited workers, researchers in India and Canada said. Study authors Rohit Varman of the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata and Russell W. Belk of York University in Toronto examined a movement against Coca-Cola based in the village of Mehdiganj in an Indian state. The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, found the movement employs a version of the nationalist ideology of...

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2009-06-11 06:40:00

According to a nationwide research study released on Wednesday, cocaine abuse in England rose significantly in the five years between 2003 and 2008.  Experts say the increase can be attributed to the substance's cheapness, availability and increased social acceptance. The study pointed to London, with an estimated 47,000 users, as the vital center of cocaine use in the UK. Surrounding regions, however, are beginning to catch up to the trend-setting capitol and the wave of use is quickly...

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2009-06-02 10:43:52

Officials at the Center for Food Safety in Hong Kong reported finding trace amounts of cocaine in cans of "Red Bull Cola," "Red Bull Sugar-free" and "Red Bull Energy Drink". The report came just days after Taiwanese authorities confiscated almost 18,000 cases of the energy drink. The Center in Hong Kong reported traces of cocaine between 0.1 and 0.3 micrograms per liter. Red Bull argued against the findings, stating that independent tests on the same batch had not discovered a trace of...

2009-03-20 18:33:24

Authorities in Spain said they have seized a 42-piece dinner set made from 42 pounds of cocaine and arrested the intended recipient. Police said a 35-year-old Spanish man, identified only as JVLL, was arrested and charged with an offense against public health after police seized the package in an international operation coordinated with Venezuela, where the package originated, The Times of London reported Friday. Investigators said they believe the man was forced to become involved in the...

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2009-02-19 16:29:39

The United Nations' International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned on Thursday against underestimating the risks of cannabis. "The international community may wish to review the issue of cannabis," wrote the INCB in its annual report. "Over the years, cannabis has become more potent and is associated with an increasing number of emergency room admissions," the report said. Often known as a "gateway drug," cannabis is often the first illicit drug taken by young people, and can lead to...

2009-02-02 11:33:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Moon Marketing, Coca-Cola Consolidated and Coca-Cola North America have joined forces again to help the environment. Red Moon developed and will implement the Recycle and Win program in Mecklenburg County, the first of its kind in the state. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/CLM071) The Recycle and Win program adds to Red Moon's stellar list of sustainable marketing programs that includes the national Fetzer Green...

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2009-01-19 20:00:00

A southern Sweden woman who claims to be addicted to Coca Cola will be allowed to enter an addiction treatment clinic, a court ruled. The Administrative Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision by the Administrative Court, which had sided with health authorities who said the Malmo woman's addiction could be sufficiently treated through standard healthcare, The Local reported Monday. However, the appeals court said the woman, who has been deaf since childhood, faces risks to her health...

2009-01-15 10:06:00

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Deceptive Advertising Claims NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit was filed late yesterday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against the Coca-Cola Company alleging that Coca-Cola has used deceptive advertising in marketing its VitaminWater line of beverages. The plaintiff is represented by Whatley Drake & Kallas, LLC ("WDK"), Reese Richman LLP, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest...


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