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Yahoo and Google international news searches of the phrases; drug, drugs, drug legalization, drug harm reduction, drug demand reduction, drug prevention, drug research, drug abuse, marijuana, cocaine, meth, & club drugs as well as various governmental and non-profit agencies.The latest English-language drug headlines from the world's major news outlets.  Drug news is updated daily  using extensive  Yahoo and Google international news searches of the phrases; drug, drugs, drug legalization, drug harm reduction, drug demand reduction, drug prevention, drug research, drug abuse, marijuana, cocaine, meth, & club drugs as well as various governmental and non-profit agencies. For a good summary of local US drug news see the our Momstell US Weekly Drug News Summaries  A Spanish-language news summary is also produces for the www.ripred.org  sister-web at http://www.ripred.org/dpna/events/events.htm

Mar 1:International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy  STATEMENT ON SO-CALLED “HARM REDUCTION” POLICIES

Mar 1: Internet sale of mind-altering drugs surges, says drugs agency 
Mar 1: Report: Drugs Threaten Afghanistan, Iraq
Mar 1: United States remains the world's biggest drug market: UN agency
Mar 1: Afghan heroin crop threatens to flood UK
Mar 1: Pakistan anti-drug chief appeals for aid in fighting flood of drugs out of Afghanistan 
Mar 1:: Huffing Killing Teens, Who Think It's Just 'Harmless Fun'

February 2005

Feb 28: UK: Primary schools to get drugs lessons
Feb 28:A New Kind of Drug War
Feb 27: Law linking violence, drugs long overdue 
Feb 27:  Israeli ex-minister tried to smuggle drugs 
Feb 26: The New Face Of Drugs
Feb 26: Drug abuse deaths among women reach all-time high
Feb 26: Probe to uncover extent of drug use
Feb 26: Study Examines Harm Reduction Among Injection Drug Users
Feb 26: Drug abuse deaths among women reach all-time high 
Feb 25: Europe and the Americas Unite Against Illicit Drugs, Harm Reduction, Drug Legalization
Feb 25: Drugs in the News Week Ending February 28
Feb 23: U.S. Drug Czar Likens Fighting Drugs to Terror
Feb 23: Weekly International News Summary from the War on Drugs
Feb 22:  Drug-Experienced Parents See Less Risk, Talk Less With Teens About Drugs
Feb 22: Experts: Don't keep mum on drug past - Newday.com
Feb 21: UCLA Brain Scientists Crack Mystery Of How Alcohol Causes Intoxication
Feb 18: Spanish-Language Drug News Week Summary on RIPRED
Feb 17: International Drug War Week in Review
Feb 16: US Congressional Hearings on Harm Reduction
Feb 16: The newest war on drugs -Prescription Drug Abuse
Feb 15: Club Drugs and HIV: Possible New Strain Offers Wake-up Call
Feb 15: The US pressures the UN against Harm reduction campaigns
Feb 14: PET/MRI Scans May Help Unravel Mechanisms Of Prenatal Drug Damage
Feb 14: Spanish-Language Drug News Week Summary on RIPRED
Feb 13:  Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
Feb 11: International Drug War Week in Review
Feb 9: NIDA's Latest Research Report Focuses on Ecstasy Abuse
Feb 8: Marijuana may affect blood flow in brain
Feb 7: Spain's Health Ministry to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis
Feb 5: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
Feb 4: International Drug News Week in Review
Feb1:  Study finds smoking harms women more than men

January 2005

Jan 31: International Drug News Week in Review
Jan29: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
Jan27: US Bill Would Restrict Cold Pills to Fight 'Meth'
Jan27: Dutch Magazine Includes Marijuana Seeds
Jan26: Florida Lawmakers Restrict Sales of Cold Medicines
Jan25: In Montana Meth has taken devastating toll on women
Jan 24: Inhalant Abuse on the Rise Among Children
Jan 23: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
Jan 22: Scotland: A dangerous edge to hard cannabis use
Jan 21: USA: Number of Senior Citizens Using Drugs is Increasing
Jan 18: Poland's brave new drug laws
January 13:  US ONDCP Director featured in "Ask the White House" Piece
Jan 11: $70 Million Available for 2005 US Drug Free Communities Support Program Coalition Grants
Jan 8: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
Jan 5: Editorial Afghanistan and Heroin
Jan 4:  Cold Turkey or Convenience? - Needle Exchanges
Jan1: From Pot to Porn to AARP

December 2004

December 27: Canadian Study to Look at Safety of Medical Marijuana
December 25: DEA Unveils International Toll-Free Hotline to Report Illegal Prescription Drug Sales and Rogue Pharmacies Operating on the Internet
December 24: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
December 23: New NORML Director Announcement
December 22: International Drug News Week in Review
December 20: NYC lawmakers fume over marijuana-flavored candy
December 17: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
December 10: Drug Headlines in the News from MOMSTELL
December 7: Situation in Switzerland in 2004
December 7: International Drug News Week in Review
December 1: Free needle exchange project meets cold shoulder in Beijing

November 2004

November 30: High Court Considers Medical Marijuana Case
November 30: EU cannabis use at new peak - report
November 29: USA Today: Just Say No - Guide to illegal drugs 
November 23: Bush Stops In Colombia, Pledges Aid For Drug War
November 22: Cultivating Opium, Not Democracy -Afghanistan's crop 'has spread like wildfire.'
November 20:Educating Voices Newsletter
November 19: Letter from UN drug office head affirming UN does not support harm reduction or needle exchange
November 17: International Drug News Summary
November 15:  UK: Report challenges current drug treatment strategy
November 13: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
November 12:  United Nations Awards a Prize to DPNA CEDRO for its Work
November 11: Educating Voices Newsletter
November 10: International Drug News Summary
November 10: Report looks at drug prevalence and choice among male and female arrestees - SANDAG
November 9: John Walters on failed Alaska marijuana legalization efforts
November 7: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
November 3: US Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Results
November 2: International Drug News Summary
November 1: Bush Administration Drug Policy in the United States: A Record of Success

October 2004

October 31: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
October 24: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
October 22: Iberoamerican Drug Dep. Encounter  Nov. 22-24, Peru
October 22: Indicted Saudi prince used royal 727 to smuggle drugs
October 20: International Drug-Related News
October 17: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
October 14:  Andean Counterdrug Initiative Backgrounder - Committee on Gov. Reform
October 10: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
October 8:  EVI Dangers of Drugs News Brief
October 7: International Drug-Related News
October 5: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
October 2: International Drug-Related News
October 1: Safe injection site a success, organizers say: But most users refuse help

September 2004

September 29: International Drug-Related News
September 27: 27 Tons of Cocaine Seized
September 24: Family Day Sept 27th: Fight Against Substance; Pledge to have Family Dinners
September 20: Governor  Schwarzenneger vetoes California Bill banning School Drug Testing
September 20:  International Drug-Related News
September 19: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
September 12: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
September 10:  International Drug-Related News
September 9: National Survey on Drug Use and Health findings on youth - AP
September 9: Fewer Kids Use Ecstasy, LSD, Drug Report Finds: - Reuters
September 8: This year's Oslo summit meeting on drug problems: EURAD Press Release
September 8: NIDA’s New Web Site for Teens Promotes Understanding of Drug Abuse
September 5: Colombian Terrorists - INL's Robert Charles Op-Ed  in Washington Times
September 4: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
September 2:  International Drug-Related News
September 1: Recent U.S. Drug Trends: HIDTA

August 2004

August 28:  International Drug-Related News
August 28: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
August 26: Educating Voices News Summary Vol 2.1
August 21: Drug and Alcohol Headlines Week in Review - Momstell
August 12: Rural Areas Outpace Urban Areas in Substance Abuse Treatment for Abuse of Narcotic Pain Medications - SAMHSA
August 10: ONDCP International Drug-Related News: India, Afghanistan, Colombia, Tajikistan
August 10: B.C. crack addicts want government-funded pipe kits, safe place to smoke
August 8: Drug Headlines from Across the US
August 6:  Drugs Fuel Terrorism - Spain:  Raid strips party island of ecstasy
August 6: ONDCP International Drug-Related News: Israel, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Colombia, Afghanistan, Britain
August 4: US Government survey quantifies reveals the connection between substance abuse and personality disorders
August 1: Drug Headlines from Across the U.S.

July 2004

July 30: ONDCP International Drug-Related News:  Afghanistan, Colombia, Bolivia, Scotland, England, Canada, West Africa

July 23: EA Announces Arrests of Website Operators Selling Illegal Designer Drugs

July 20: ONDCP International Drug-Related News: Ghana, Toronto
July 19: Potent pot prompting drug policy changes -Reuters
July 15: U.S. says N. Korea may be using drug money to develop missiles
July 13: Colombia: Drug Battle Paying Off; U.S. Says
July 13: Chemical which causes cancer is found in adulterated cocaine seized by Irish police
July 12: International Drug Related News from ONDCP: Cuba, Colombia, Iran
July 12:  ONDCP Component Deputy Director Resigns To Explore Illinois Senate Race
July 11: Drug & Alcohol Headline Week in Review: July 11 Edition - Momstell
July 6:  Stores crack down on cold medicine misuse  - USA Today
July 5:  HCV & HIV Common in Young Canadian Drug Users - Reuters
July 2:   AUC Launches Formal Peace Negotiations With Colombian Government

June 2004

June 30: International Drug-Related News Thailand, Nicaragua, Mexico,
June 29: Treating Cocaine Addiction with Viruses - Science Daily
June 29:  World Congress of Families Acknowledges International Day Against Drug Abuse
June 28:  Supreme Court to Consider Medical Marijuana Case
June 24:  Drug Free America Foundation Hosts Gathering of World-Renowned Drug Experts in Support of UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 24:  Kill California SB 1386, aka the School Drug Pushers Prevention Act - Drug Free Kids
June 21:   UN Report: Andean coca growing area shrinks
June 21:   PRIDE Brazil Featured in National News Papers
June 21:  CAPLA Declaration supporting United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26, 2004
June 15:  Swiss Parliament rejects decriminalisation of cannabis - Swissinfo

June 15:  European Union Drugs Strategy 2005-2012 -Contribution of the Federal Republic of Germany (ppt)

June 14:  Message from Secretary-General Kofi Annan On the Occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 26 June 2004 “Drugs: Treatment Works”
June 13  (UK) Alarm at rising cannabis 'addiction' - The Observer

June 8:  American Academy of Pediatrics Position on the Legalization of Marijuana

June 5:  Roger Morgan's Commentary and Letter on California Senate Bill 1386 Banning Student Drug Testing

June 3:  Swiss Doctors push for cocaine prescription - Swissinfo.org

June 3:  Despite Needle Exchange Programs, HIV infections increased 3 fold in Nottingham England

 

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