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Release of the 2011 World Drug Report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime spurs debate on the correct tactics for combating international drug trafficking, abuse and addiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 On June 23, 2011, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released their annual report on the state of drug trafficking and abuse around the world, the 2011 World Drug Report (WDR).
The Prescription Addiction Radio Show - Breaking the Silence will be delving into the following question Sunday night May 22nd: How has the "opium epidemic of the 21st century" and the marketing of legal narcotics courtesy of the FDA continued to proliferate with the silence from the media and medical establishment. Tampa/St Petersburg/Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 The Prescription Addiction Radio Show - Breaking the Silence will be delving into the following question Sunday...
Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses.
A UN report said Wednesday that drug use is moving away from cocaine and opiates and growing towards synthetic drugs.
British researchers said Friday that prescribing heroin to addicts who cannot kick the habit helps them stay off street drugs.
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.
Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the unique genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, thus opening doors to alternate methods of producing these effective painkillers either by manufacturing them in a lab or controlling the production of these compounds in the plant.
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.
Study is first to examine how overdose risk differs by prescribed dose.
See http://www.mccaffreyassociates.com/pdfs/AAR_november_2009.pdf For Full Report WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Star-Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret), a former Gulf War commander, SouthCom Commander, and U.S.
Papaver somniferum is commonly known as the Opium poppy. This is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the only species of Papaveraceae that is grown on a large scale as an agricultural crop. P. somniferum has many subspecies and varieties. The colors of their flowers are widely varied. Other physical characteristics vary as well, such as the number and shape of petals, number of seeds, flowers and fruits, the color of the seeds, and the amount of opium...
Papaver setigerum is commonly known as the Poppy of Troy or Dwarf Breadseed Poppy. It is an herbaceous annual plant from the Papaveraceae family. Annual plants survive for just one growing season. P. Setigerum reaches an average of 8 to 31 inches in height. The stem is erect and the upper leaves are simple and oblong. The lower leaves are deeply lobed and toothed. The flowers at the apex of the stem are star shaped and radial. They are about 4 to 10 centimeters in diameter. The center of...