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  • Prescription Drugs – UK

    Health chiefs within the UK are worried that hundreds of thousands of people are becoming addicted to prescription drugs.  A Public Health England Review found that a quarter of adults were using
  • TIAFT 2019

    Joao Matias of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has stated that “Cocaine use is going up”. Britons use more cocaine than almost any other country in Europe. In
  • Drug Related Deaths – Scotland

    In the past year, Scotland’s drug related deaths have increased dramatically by 27%. Almost levelling the fatality rate per capita with the US. The latest figures showed the majority of fatalities was
  • Scotland: Zero Tolerance

    Scotland is set to introduce a new “zero tolerance” policy to those caught driving under the influence of drugs. Ministers in Scotland want to make it easier for police officers to target
  • New Drug Testing Policy Introduced in Egypt

    In early May 2019, over 550 Egyptian state employees were referred to the Egyptian public prosecution office after being forced to take a drug test under a new law. The Ministry of
  • Pregabalin Reclassified

    Pregabalin, also known by its brand name Lyrica, has been reclassified in the UK as a class C drug. Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug that is also used to relieve chronic pain.
  • Cocaine on Matchday

    There has been an established link between disorder at football games and increasing cocaine use in society, according to Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the UK’s lead on football policing. Over the
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids – A Cause for Concern

    New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are often referred to as research chemicals, designer drugs or legal highs. In recent years the number of NPS drugs available has shown an unprecedented increase, coupled with
  • UK: Europe’s Biggest Cocaine Consumer

    Security Minister Ben Wallace, has said that the UK “is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe”. The middle class are seen to be using more cocaine than others, according
  • Methamphetamine use continues to grow in US drug hotspots

    Despite a slowdown in the use of prescription drugs and heroin, methamphetamine is finding its way in to communities where the drug wasn’t commonly used before. From an article by The Charlotte Observer,