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Edinburgh "Drug Czar" Says Time to Consider ... editorial comment
10-March-2006, United Kingdom, stopthedrugwar.org

The debate over heroin has turned lively in Scotland this week, thanks to Edinburgh "drug czar" Tom Wood, who has urged the Scottish Executive to consider prescribing heroin to addicts through the National Health Service (NHS). Wood, a former deputy ...

Narcs nab drug-smuggling puppies editorial comment
01-February-2006, United States, CNN

A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday. ...

New strategies for the old war against drugs editorial comment
18-October-2005, Canada, The Globe and Mail

Whether we like it or not, we appear headed for what will certainly be a loud and rancorous debate over this country's drug policies. And framing the discussion will be the ever-growing view of health professionals that it's time to turn convention ...

Women pay a price in war on Afghan drug trade editorial comment
28-September-2005, Afghanistan, boston.com

In the thirsty hills of Nangarhar province, debt is a way of life. Every autumn, sharecroppers take loans from drug traffickers to plant their poppy crops. After every harvest, they repay them in poppies, which are eventually turned into heroin. ...

Dutch Talk-Show Host to Take Heroin on Air editorial comment
21-September-2005, Netherlands, ABC News

The host of a new Dutch talk show plans to take heroin and LSD on the air in a program intended to reach young audiences on topics that touch their lives, producers said Wednesday. The show, scheduled to premiere on late-night television Oct. ...

Drugs more threat to Afghans than terrorism, says ... editorial comment
10-July-2005, Afghanistan, Daily Times

Illegal opium production is more of a risk to Afghanistan than terrorism, President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday, adding the world would turn its back on Afghans if they failed to curb the trade. He said opium poppy cultivation was a ...

Drugs expert warns: cannabis as dangerous to ... editorial comment
13-March-2005, United Kingdom, Sunday Herald

By Aideen McLaughlin A LEADING Scottish drugs researcher has claimed that cannabis could be as big a danger to society as cocaine and heroin. In a comment piece written for the Sunday Herald, Professor Neil McKeganey, of the Centre for ...

Drugs workers form alliance to challenge UNís ... editorial comment
06-March-2005, United Kingdom, The Sunday Herald

A LEADING Scottish drugs professional is to challenge the adoption of zero-tolerance drugs policies by the United Nations at an international drugs conference in Vienna this week. David Liddell, director of the Scottish Drugs Forum and chair of ...

Open Letter From Advocates Urges U.N. Commission ... editorial comment
05-March-2005, Austria, Medical News Today

More than 300 scientists, policy analysts, human rights and HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and advocates from 56 countries on Tuesday signed an open... letter urging delegates attending next week's meeting of the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs in ...

U.S.: Afghanistan a near drugs' state: editorial comment
04-March-2005, Afghanistan, newkerala

By KRISHNADEV CALAMUR WASHINGTON, March 4 : Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming a major narcotics state and could fill the world's heroin demand, a U.S. State Department report on drugs released Friday said. "With an estimated 40 percent to ...

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