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2009-01-25 00:17:06

Police in upstate New York have seized heroin marketed in packages stamped with an Obama brand name. Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Claboty described the misuse of the new president's surname as an absolute disgrace, the New York Daily News reported. Claboty said the 80 decks of heroin and a large quantity of marijuana were discovered and five suspects seized following a three-month investigation. Most of the heroin packets had Obama stamped on them in red ink. The Smoking Gun Web site,...

2009-01-12 05:00:00

Deflates Myth U.S. Demand Alone Fuels Mexico Drugs as 5% of Mexicans Now Regular Users, but Asserts Calderon Is Confronting the Drug Cartels WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --As President-Elect Barack Obama and President George Bush meet Monday and Tuesday in Washington with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, former U.S. Drug Czar (White House National Drug Policy Director) Four-Star Gen. (ret.) Barry McCaffrey reports that Mexico is on the verge of becoming a narco-state....

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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in U.S. teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong. The University of Michigan researchers conducted the annual survey of U.S. teen drug use, and found continuing declines in cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Researchers said marijuana is the most commonly used of the illegal drugs. Its use had been in a slow but steady decline this decade, but that seemed to stop this year. The survey...

2008-12-11 14:33:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Monitoring the Future study (MTF) indicates the continuation of a promising trend of declining usage rates of certain drugs -- particularly stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine and crack -- among our country's teens. However, it also indicates several areas of growing concern. Progress The long-term decline in methamphetamine use, especially among 12th graders, carries particular importance. Since 1999,...

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2008-12-11 11:34:37

Review recommends campaign be put on hold, pending rigorous research An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes. The review was published in the December issue of Prevention Science, a peer reviewed journal of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). The Montana Meth Project (MMP) was created in 2005 to reduce methamphetamine use in...

2008-11-19 11:16:44

Teen drug users living in unstable family environments are most likely to use crystal methamphetamine, Canadian researchers said. Study leader Dr. Terry Klassen and colleagues at the University of Alberta conducted an exhaustive search of the literature on methamphetamine use, analyzing the results of a dozen studies to get a big picture of factors at the individual, family and community level associated with crystal methamphetamine use by children and adolescents. The researchers divided...

2008-11-07 15:25:00

One person every hour died of a drug overdose last year in Europe, a monitoring organization said in its annual report. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addition, based in Lisbon, Portugal, said drug use, while still high, remained stable in 2007, even though cocaine use rose in some countries, the EU Observer reported. Concerning drug overdoses, the center said young people were the most vulnerable. "We estimate there are 7,000 to 8,000 drug-induced deaths in Europe per...

2008-10-30 18:00:21

CDEX Inc. (OTCBB: CEXI) announces that a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, donated a CDEX ID2 Meth Scanner(TM) to the Globe, Arizona Police Department for use in its battle against illegal drugs. The ID2 Meth Scanner(TM) is a hand-held, battery operated device that detects trace quantities of methamphetamine while scanning surfaces. Francis McAllister, Finance Manager of the BHP Billiton Base Metals Group, which owns the Pinto Valley mine located near Globe,...

2008-10-18 21:00:02

Nevada officials discontinued an Amber Alert on Saturday for a Las Vegas boy allegedly kidnapped by drug dealers because his grandfather owes them money. Sgt. Tom Wagner of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said that the investigation into 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger's kidnapping is active, with police executing search warrants and looking for three persons of interest, one of them identified as a Mexican national named Jesus Gastelum, ABC News reported. But he said that traffic to the...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

By KEVIN FREKING By Kevin Freking The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. It's nothing to LOL about. Students these days often have ready access to marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, but they don't feel comfortable talking about the ramifications. So, some of the nation's government scientists went to a computer chat room Tuesday to make it a little easier for them. "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked anonymous at George Washington High School in California. "For a...