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From drug addicts to healers
Feb 24, 2010 Members of Punorjibon, an organisation dedicated to make a drug free society, conduct awareness campaign against drug abuse and have set up a service centre for addicts in Bangladesh. Many of the drug users belong to poor families and collect money by selling their blood.
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India hub of illicit drug trade via internet
Feb 25, 2010 A new United Nations report has revealed that narcotics smuggle via the internet is taking place in a big way in India. The agency has urged the authorities to increase its vigilance in detecting the misuse of courier and postal services and stop the rising drug abuse in its neighbourhood.
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Doctors using vaccines to earn big profits
Mar 30, 2010 A new study in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics highlights the unethical practices adopted by doctors in collusion with vaccine manufacturers to earn big profit from vaccines. The study finds huge difference in the price of vaccines offered to doctors and the MRP price.
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Drug trials risk Indian lives
Jun 04, 2010 The trial to compare two diabetic drugs is being carried out in 10 sites in India although it is well known that one of them increases the risk of heart attack. There is an urgent need to stop the unethical and inhuman trials which is putting hundreds of ill-informed patients at peril.
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Kashmir: Paradise lost to drug abuse
May 19, 2009 Hundreds of thousands of young people in Kashmir are suffering from drug addiction. NGOs and experts fear that if government authorities do not address the problem soon, it may assume disastrous proportions.
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"De-criminalise homosexuality, sex-work to address HIV/AIDS"
Dec 01, 2010 “AIDS needs to be normalised, made treatable and the stigma attached to it be addressed comprehensively,” says Prasada Rao, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS. He emphasised the importance of de-criminalising injecting drug use, sex work, male to male sex to create an enabling environment to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in South Asia.
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Drug trials kill 2,031 in India, only 22 compensated
Jul 05, 2012 Around 2,031 people in India have succumbed to clinical drug trials they were subjected to in the last four years. Sadly, only 22 of those who died have been compensated so far. The information became public during the hearing of a Right To Information (RTI) petition by the Central Information Commission on June 29.
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Main drug against 'kala azar' losing efficacy
Mar 12, 2013 Researchers in Nepal have found that miltefosine, the drug of choice in treating visceral leishmaniasis, or 'kala azar', is losing effectiveness.
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Bringing justice to drug users
Apr 02, 2009 International Harm Reduction Development Programme has come out with a report: At What Cost? HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global “War on Drugs”. The document focuses on the condition of drug users and the prolonged violations of their rights in the name of drug control.
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Upsurge in illegal drug seizures in Sri Lanka
Oct 05, 2012 Law enforcement officials in Sri Lanka have documented an increase in illegal drug seizures since the end of a decades-long civil war in 2009, with activists pointing to lax law enforcement and political patronage as factors contributing to the apparently growing drugs trade.
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Synthetic drug use surging: Report
Jun 24, 2011 The recent World Drug Report 2011 by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNDOC) says global markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis declined or remained stable while the production and abuse of prescription opioid drugs and new synthetic drugs rose.
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Now, free access to some of India's traditional knowledge
Apr 08, 2011 The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India which earlier had limited access to information is now planning to release a section of their documents to common users. This move will enable researchers to develop drugs for malaria and tuberculosis through free access to some of these documents.
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Fighting drug addiction in Maldives
Mar 17, 2009 Drug addiction among adolescents in the Maldives has emerged as a big health hazard and has come to pose a serious threat for the social fabric of the country. UNICEF is working with local NGOs and authorities to provide counselling and detoxification treatment to addicts.
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Afghan adults drug addiction worrying
Jun 22, 2010 According to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime report, almost 3% of adults are addicted to heroin or opium, twice as many as five years ago. Major shortage of drug treatment and illegal opium trade are the leading cause of worry.
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India: Authorities drive out beggars ahead of CWG
Sep 01, 2010 The Delhi Government is working to clear the capital of beggars, particularly areas likely to be frequented by tourists during the Commonwealth Games. Though no official drive has been launched, the state has sought police support to either move them to beggar homes or relocate them to more peripheral areas.
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War, corruption drive Afghan kids to the streets
Sep 06, 2010 As war and corruption deepen in Afghanistan, more and more children are being rendered homeless leading many to become victims of drugs, insurgency and sexual abuse. Aschiana, a center for disadvantaged children in Kabul is working to educate these young Afghans and secure their future.
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Drug trafficking on rise in South East Asia: UN
Dec 15, 2010 The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has warned about the growing use and trafficking of drugs in East and South East Asia especially Burma.
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Experts advocate postpartum haemorrhage drug, seek WHO approval
Mar 18, 2011 Health experts are urging the inclusion of misoprostol, a drug for prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in the WHO’s model list of essential medicines. Proponents cite cost-effectiveness as one of the gains of using the drug in developing nations where PPH is the leading cause of maternal deaths.
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WHO lists 30 top medicines to save mothers and children
Mar 22, 2011 The World Health Organisation announced its first ever list of essential medicines to protect the lives of mothers and children in developing countries. The list of top 30 medicines includes drugs that treat postpartum haemorrhage, pneumonia, high blood pressure and STDs among women, and diarrhoea, malaria and AIDS-related illness among children.
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Drug companies cut vaccine prices for developing countries
Jun 06, 2011 A number of big drug companies have announced a reduction in their vaccine prices in developing countries. These inexpensive vaccines will save millions of children from fatal diseases in the poorest countries.
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Synthetic drug use on the rise: UNODC
Jun 24, 2011 With the global market remaining stable for drugs, the use of synthetic and prescription drugs was on a rise in the past year, says a recent report by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ahead of the International Day against Drug Abuse on June 26, the report expresses concern on the booming drug use in Myanmar and South East Asia.
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BRICS to ensure affordable drugs
Jul 11, 2011 With the data exclusivity clauses ruled out from the India-European Union free trade agreement (FTA), BRICS nations have decided to produce affordable generic drugs. These inexpensive drugs treat millions in poor countries.
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Thousands face torture, forced labour in Vietnam's drug rehabs
Sep 12, 2011 Drug detainees confined at 14 government run detention centres of Vietnam are subjected to forced labour, torture and are held without any legal trial in the guise of rehabilitation, reveals a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Synthetic drug use rising: UN
Sep 14, 2011 Illegal use of Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) has quadrupled in past two years reveals a United Nations report. These synthetic stimulants have surpassed heroine and cocaine to become world's second most widely used type of drug.
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Painkiller abuse epidemic in US
Nov 03, 2011 Abuse of prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the United States within last decade resulting in 40 deaths per day, reveals a government report.
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Mexican forces commit abuses in drug war: HRW
Nov 10, 2011 Mexico's security forces are committing widespread human rights violations in the fight against drug gangs but enjoy impunity, says Human Rights Watch. Over 40,000 people have died in drug violence since 2006.
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Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia join forces against heroin trade
Dec 09, 2010 Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan have signed an agreement with Russia to check growing Afgan heroin trade. While Russia is already struggling to contain an HIV epidemic amidst its 2 million drug users, the remaining three are also battling the growing influence of heroin among youth.
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India: Punjab's 'drugs problem' takes epidemic proportions
Dec 11, 2010 The problem of substance abuse among the youth in Punjab, one of India’s wealthiest states, is fast becoming an epidemic. A recent study by a state university claims that almost 70% of young men are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
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Poverty stricken Kashmiri youth turn drug mules for money
Jan 17, 2011 With the tourism industry nearly shattered in the insurgency-hit north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, an increasing number of poor Kashmiri youths are taking to drug trade or joining ranks of terrorist groups. The youngsters mostly 18-35 years of age are lured with easy money and other perks by suppliers.
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Foreign takeovers threaten India's generic drug supply
Feb 22, 2011 Hailed as the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’, India is the largest supplier of inexpensive drugs for HIV in the developing world. However, recent business undertakings by the pharmaceutical companies have been robbing the speciality without any significant improvement in domestic research and development.
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