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2012-12-20 08:27:17

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pisgah Laboratories, Inc. (www.Pisgahlabs.com), an innovative pharmaceutical development company located in Western North Carolina, may have some relief for those who regularly fall victim to the cough, cold and allergy season. Pisgah recently received US Patent 8,334,322 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (www.uspto.gov) for innovative, abuse-deterrent forms of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine. The issued patent was for their...

2010-08-06 17:28:02

A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction shows that the Mexican government's recent efforts to control the manufacture of methamphetamine have caused a drop in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Mexico and in neighbouring Texas. In 2005 Mexico began controlling its imports of pseudoephedrine (a precursor chemical used in the manufacture of methamphetamine), and in 2008 it became the first country in North America to ban all imports of pseudoephedrine as well as...

2008-10-13 15:00:27

Argentina is becoming an increasingly important hub in efforts by Mexican drug gangs to manufacture methamphetamine for the U.S. market, officials say. The execution-style slayings of three Buenos Aires men in what appeared to be a hit by Mexican drug mobsters has shocked Argentines into realizing the country has become a part of a three-way "ephedrine highway," The Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Officials say a crackdown in Mexico has forced smugglers to import ephedrine, a key...

2008-09-05 12:00:39

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 4 September [Presenter] Provincial officials in northern Balkh Province have expressed concerns over increase in number of drug-addicts in this province. According to Dr Abdul Mobin Soltankhel, the head of hospital for the drug-addicts, the number of addicts in this province has doubled since last year. He said the report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes also shows a dramatic increase. He said: [Dr...

2008-07-23 09:00:57

China toughens management on narcotic drug ingredient hydroxylimine BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China has stepped up control of hydroxylimine, a raw material for synthesizing the drug ketamine, to prevent it from being used illegally, said a notice jointly issued by six government departments, including the Ministry of Public Security, on Tuesday. Starting from Aug. 1, hydroxylimine will be added to the Category I list in the Regulation on Management of Drug-Making Chemicals. It is...

2008-06-26 00:02:44

Drug abuse is on the rise in China with the number of addicts in the country estimated at 2.3 million, health officials say. The 2008 annual report on drug control in China says the number of known drug addicts rose to 1 million this year from 900,000 in 2006, but that number is seen as an underestimate, China Daily reported Thursday. Our investigations in some high-risk cities show the ratio between known and unidentified drug addicts is about 1 to 1.3, said Yang Fengrui, director of the...

2006-08-15 16:50:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. agents on Tuesday arrested 138 people in a crackdown on a heroin trafficking organization that used illegal immigrants as dealers, offered home delivery and "buy two, get two free" sales of the drug. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and other officers made the arrests across the country as part of a nationwide effort to clamp down on the sale of black tar heroin -- a potent form of the drug that is dark and sticky and is usually melted down and...

2006-06-27 00:55:38

BEIJING (Reuters) - China police are teaching Myanmar officials kung fu and Mandarin as part of training in how to crack down on drug trafficking, state media said on Tuesday. The one-month training course, held at a police college in China's southern Yunnan province which borders Myanmar, will also teach officials about the "global anti-drug situation" and drug-testing methods, Xinhua news agency said. "We really treasure this training opportunity in China and we will work hard...

2006-02-16 12:28:12

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's illegal drugs trade has topped $15 billion a year as criminal groups flood the country with heroin from Afghanistan, a senior official from the national drugs control agency said on Thursday. Drug use has soared since the fall of the Soviet Union, with Russians becoming major consumers of illegal drugs trafficked by well-organized gangs, including synthetic drugs from Europe as well as heroin from Afghanistan. "In Russia the narcotics...

2005-06-29 16:05:04

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Annual worldwide illegal drug salesare greater than the gross domestic product of 88 percent ofthe countries in the world, the U.N. said on Wednesday. "This is not a small enemy against which we struggle. It isa monster," Antonio Maria Costa, head of the United NationsOffice on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said in an annual report. Costa offered one tale of success. The south-east Asian"Golden Triangle," once a major center of illicit poppycultivation,...