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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...

2010-05-19 10:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans and Mexicans have strikingly similar attitudes about the drug war in Mexico, according to a study conducted by Harris Interactive and its global network partner, Indemerc, in early May 2010. Findings from the study will be presented on Wednesday, May 19th at ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico on the occasion of its International Seminar "Political Communications, Media and Good Governance: A New Era." (Logo:...

2010-04-28 11:48:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign tailored for Indian Country, launched in New Mexico and in 14 other states with the largest Native American populations. Director Kerlikowske was joined by Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Larry Echo Hawk; Southwest Area Vice President of the National Congress of...

2010-03-18 12:21:00

CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has unveiled its new "UR Choice UR Voice" drug-prevention campaign, a multimedia platform featuring former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, nationally renowned motivational speaker Milton Creagh, and Grammy Award winning producer Isaiah "Izzy" Avalia. The core of the campaign is the "UR Choice UR Voice" music video, which uses mainstream music to expose youth to a different, more realistic view...

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2010-03-09 06:00:00

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday that developing countries might face a "health disaster" if wealthy countries fail to control drugs. "The developing world lacks the treatment facilities and law enforcement to control drugs," UNODC chief Antonio Maria Costas said at a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna. "This seems to have been forgotten by people in rich countries calling for loosening of drug controls," Costas said. "Why condemn the Third World, already...

2010-02-03 16:00:00

Simple Steps Can Keep Public Water Supplies Drug-free CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the nation, people believe prescription and over-the-counter drugs should be banned from U.S. wastewater systems. Judging by growing efforts, the day may be near. Anti-drug dumping laws are pending in a few states, and "take-back" centers have sprung up in 28 Illinois counties. While formal efforts pick up steam, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois medical director Elif Oker, M.D.,...

2010-01-22 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To stabilize Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has called for a surge of American and NATO troops. His counternarcotics strategy, a major departure from previous ineffective and counterproductive policies, is also crucial to the war effort. In Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs, Brookings fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown, shows that although success in suppressing illicit economies cannot be achieved without first addressing the...

2010-01-14 12:41:35

Forensic pathologists have shown that over three per cent of all sudden deaths in south-west Spain are related to the use of cocaine. They believe their findings can be extrapolated to much of the rest of Europe, indicating that cocaine use is a growing public health problem in Europe and that there is no such thing as "safe" recreational use of small amounts of the drug. The study published in Europe's leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal [1] today (Wednesday 13 January),...

2009-12-10 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe notified the Senate in letter that they will key vote Senator Dorgan's Importation Amendment SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. RetireSafe and their more than 400,000 supporters will be watching closely the vote on this...

2009-12-04 10:11:00

Opposes use of imported drugs often stored in tin cans and car trunks WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe urged the Senate to defeat the Dorgan Importation plan encompassed in SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. We could soon be getting drugs that were stored in...


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