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2007-06-25 12:04:15

ST. LOUIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and local Missouri experts urged parents today to take action against the latest drug abuse trend among teens: abuse of prescription drugs to get high. State data show that Missouri is following this national trend. Teens are turning away from street drugs and using prescription drugs, especially pain killers, to get high. In fact, in Missouri, teens are abusing pain killers, such as Vicodin or...

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2006-12-21 11:55:00

Soldiers trying to seize control of one Mexico's top drug-producing regions found the countryside teeming with a new hybrid marijuana plant that can be cultivated year-round and cannot be killed with herbicides. Soldiers fanned out across some of the new fields Tuesday, pulling up plants by the root and burning them, as helicopter gunships clattered overhead to give them cover from a raging drug war in the western state of Michoacan. The plants' roots survive if they are doused with...

2006-05-03 21:54:59

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a surprise reversal, Mexican President Vicente Fox will not sign a widely criticized reform to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, his office said on Wednesday. The president's office said the law, which also toughened sentences for dealing and holding larger amounts of the intoxicants, would be sent back to Congress for revision. "In our country the possession of drugs and their...

2006-04-28 14:39:52

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drug czar has been challenged to explain disputed statistics underlying a string of rosy reports on progress in cutting the flow of cocaine from South America, one of which prompted an expert to liken the official numbers to "lipstick on a pig." The request came in a detailed 1,800-word letter to John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), from Senator Chuck...

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2006-03-07 11:40:00

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent Washington -- Despite three decades of upbeat reports on battles won in the war on drugs, cocaine, heroin and marijuana are as easily available as ever and experts say the United States has yet to develop a strategy that works. Just as in previous years, the government's progress reports for this year on drug control point to new records on cocaine seizures and on the eradication of coca plantations in Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine....

2006-02-10 08:05:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More girls than boys are becoming first-time users of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, reversing previous trends, the U.S. drug czar said in a report released on Thursday. "Girls have become users at rates that exceed boys or equal boys now, which never used to be the case," John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said in a telephone interview. The report found 1.5 million U.S. girls 18 or under started using alcohol in 2004,...

2006-02-09 18:15:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More girls than boys are becoming first-time users of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, reversing previous trends, the U.S. drug czar said in a report released on Thursday. "Girls have become users at rates that exceed boys or equal boys now, which never used to be the case," John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said in a telephone interview. The report found 1.5 million U.S. girls 18 or under started using alcohol in 2004,...

2005-08-11 16:48:43

By Chris Sanders NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York defense attorney has some advice for drug users who want to avoid arrest: stay at home and don't use illegal narcotics around children. Author M. Chris Fabricant said his book "Busted! Drug War Survival Skills" is not designed to promote drug use. "Drugs don't need their own PR," he said. Instead, Fabricant said he wants to help people better understand and protect their constitutional rights, which he said have been eroded by court...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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