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Football coach dealt drugs to teammates

The Advertiser - ‎10 hours ago‎
Westley, a father-of-one of Renmark, was a talented footballer who coached the Lyrup Lions to a premiership in the 2015 season as he offered a team mate drugs in lieu of match payments, the District Court heard on Tuesday. He had “lost control” of life ...

Ten people charged as Canberra police seize drugs, freeze assets ...

The Canberra Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ten people have been charged after Canberra police seized drugs and froze millions of dollars worth of assets as part of a major drug trafficking investigation.

Majority of nursing home dementia patients prescribed anti-psychotic drugs do not need them, study finds

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
Three out of four nursing home residents with dementia who are prescribed anti-psychotic drugs may not need them to stay calm, a new study has found.

Elite students could face drug tests

Courier Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Northside Chronicle contacted the school in 2015 about its drug policy and was told by a spokeswoman “testing would only ever occur in very rare and extreme circumstances ... this would occur in partnership with counselling and student support”.

Are rural workplaces being made more dangerous by drugs and alcohol?

SmartCompany.com.au - ‎16 hours ago‎
All of these things can encourage drug and alcohol use. Research into substance misuse clearly finds strong links between the use of drugs and alcohol and mental health problems, physical injury, reduced workplace productivity, accidents, drink-driving ...

Drugs in undies case adjourned

9news.com.au - ‎15 hours ago‎
A man charged with trafficking drugs in his underpants through Hobart Airport has made a brief court appearance, with his lawyer indicating a willingness to plea.
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300 killed, but Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says it's just the start

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Bangkok: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to escalate his war on illegal drugs that has already killed almost 300 people across the archipelago nation since the start of July.
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Over 300 People Allegedly Busted With Drugs At Splendour But Police Are Mostly Happy

theMusic - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In addition to the 323 individuals detected with drugs - which resulted in 80 cannabis cautions and more than 200 field court attendance notices being issued - police report that five people were charged with drug supply, including a 20-year-old male ...
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Revellers get the chance to see if their drugs are what they claim to be

The Economist - ‎21 hours ago‎
At the Secret Garden Party, a Cambridgeshire bash on July 21st-24th, a non-profit organisation called The Loop manned a tent where partygoers could drop off their drugs anonymously, before returning later for the results. As police turned a blind eye, ...

Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: the downside of being a dance musician

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Moby notes the constant pressure, from drugs to upholding an illusion of happiness. Cameruci adds: “It's the pressure of the shows itself; it's having to be social and entertaining the people around you, having to put on a happy face.

NHS pours billions worth of life-saving cancer remedies down the drain every year

Daily Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
And it's an even bigger issue in the U.S. A recent study published in the BMJ reported that £1.2 billion-worth of the 20 most frequently used cancer drugs that come in glass vials, including common breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are discarded every ...
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Drugs in sport and the desire to cheat

Newcastle Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Speaking about drugs in football in 2013, former Leeds and England defender Danny Mills (who did not take banned drugs) said: “The game now is of such high intensity that you have to be able to compete as a top athlete at the highest level, so you'll ...
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Eli Lilly Revenue Helped by Sales of New Drugs

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Eli Lilly & Co. reported Tuesday that revenue rose more than expected in the most recent quarter, as sales of new drugs padded increases in established products. “Lilly is in the midst of one of the most productive periods of new product launches in ...
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Arkansas execution drugs apparently made by Pfizer subsidiary despite ban

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Maya Foa, who tracks pharmaceutical companies for the London-based human rights advocacy group Reprieve, defended Pfizer and Hospira, saying no pharmaceutical company wants its drugs used in executions. “It is possible that Arkansas department of ...

Key player in Sydney's drug importation scene Adam Powell sentenced to jail

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
In May, as NSW detectives, federal agents and border force officers were advised by senior police that their work for Australia's leading waterfront crime taskforce would no longer be funded, one of the men they had arrested was preparing to plead guilty.
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Gilead Sales of Hepatitis C Drugs Fall 19%

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
Gilead dominates the market for hepatitis C drugs, where prices for the costly medicines have come down amid growing competition and as the portion of government-funded payers have risen and discounts to commercial health insurers have increased.
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Drug addict mother April Corcoran jailed for trading daughter for drugs

NEWS.com.au - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
April Corcoran, 32, pleaded guilty to raising money to feed her heroin addiction by pimping out her 11-year-old daughter to her drug dealer, Shandell Willingham, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer. With Corcoran's blessing, 40-year-old Willingham raped, ...

Drugs on SA mum during school drop off

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
An Adelaide woman has tested positive to methamphetamine after dropping her child off for the first day of the new school term. The 39-year-old from the western suburbs was pulled over as part of a special operation by South Australian police on Monday ...

Many prohibited drugs available in markets: Ananth Kumar

Economic Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: As many as 439 drugs, including brands like Phensedyl and Corex which have been banned for sale and distribution, but some of them continue to be available in the markets due to the intervention of courts, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister ...

Racism Could Be Changing America's War On Drugs

New Matilda - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Forty-five years after US President Richard Nixon declared hostilities against illicit drugs, some on the frontline are finally trading in their weapons.
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