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2009-08-04 14:12:02

Some 12 percent of U.S. high school seniors say they have taken opioid drugs without a prescription for pain, relaxation or to get high, researchers said.

2009-06-25 10:00:00

The international market for heroin, cocaine and marijuana is declining while demand for synthetic “party” drugs is on the rise, according to a new UN report.

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control.

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.

2008-08-17 21:00:13

From 1998 to 2006, the number of methadone prescriptions increased by 700 percent, according to DEA figures.

2008-08-17 12:10:00

Methadone's increasing use as an all-purpose painkiller has also made it the fastest growing cause of narcotic deaths in the United States, statistics indicate.

2008-07-24 21:00:34

By David Allen, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jul. 24--Updated 3:47 p.m.: The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office along with the State Bureau of Investigation made it a mission about four months ago to target prescription pill pushers and poppers.

2008-07-04 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Kim Hyon] SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) - Several Afghan and Pakistani men with apparent ties to the Taleban were arrested in suburban Seoul on charges of smuggling tonnes of a chemical agent used in making heroine, police said Friday.

2006-08-22 05:33:22

By Yousuf Azmiy KABUL (Reuters) - Drugs pose a far greater threat to Afghanistan than terrorism but the international community is not doing enough to tackle the scourge, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.

2006-08-17 15:43:59

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO's top general appealed to the international community on Thursday to do more to curb Afghanistan's growing drug trade, which he said is helping finance a resurgent Taliban and fueling instability.

Latest Opium Reference Libraries

Papaver somniferum
2014-10-29 10:49:39

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
2014-10-29 10:47:04

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...

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