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2012-06-05 16:46:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Since "zombie attacker" Rudy Eugene made headlines over the Memorial Day weekend, lawmakers in Canada are now trying to ban the drug that led a man to chew another man's face off. Eugene, a 31-year-old, was shot and killed by police after he attacked and began to consume the face of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo in Miami, Florida. The attack was reminiscent of what would be written out in a zombie movie, but was actually caused by a drug known as "bath salts."...

2011-09-06 20:58:13

The scientific and political worlds were transfixed in late 2009 when UK drugs advisor Dr. David Nutt was sacked by Home Secretary Alan Johnson for his controversial views on the harmfulness of different drugs and the lack of evidence behind current drug policy, views first publicized in a Lancet report in 2007. Scientists at the time were unanimous that scholarly research such as Nutt's should not be subject to political attack, but a new article in the scholarly journal Addiction points out...

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2011-06-02 10:34:18

Declaring the "war on drugs" a failure, a group of prominent former world leaders have asked that decriminalizing marijuana be strongly considered to help curb drug-related violence and social ills, reports the AFP news agency. "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy say in a report. "Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and...

2010-06-06 22:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club 'MORNING NEWSMAKER' News Conference Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10 a.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) The Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ANTONIO MARIA COSTA and The...

2010-05-24 09:00:00

MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international forum "Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge for the International Community" will be held in Moscow on June 9 and 10, 2010, at Russia's initiative. Heads of the key global drug control agencies and leading drug enforcement experts will gather in Moscow for a conference initiated by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti. The idea is supported by Russia's State Anti-Drug Committee, the Council for Foreign and...

2008-07-21 12:01:26

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fa29ad/international_drug) has announced the addition of the "International Drug Control into the 21st Century" report to their offering. This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of drug misuse, dependence and the ways in which different parts of the world have responded to these problems. The book examines aspects of the contemporary drug problem, the related debate and the way in which society is responding to it....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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