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  • 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,
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin to be Controlled as Class C Drugs

    The UK home office last week issued a statement that prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances as of next April. These changes will mean
  • Cocaine and MDMA Ranked Highest Usage in Belgium

    The latest wastewater findings from the European-wide SCORE group revealed that cocaine use is highest in western and southern European cities, particularly Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The results come after the average drug
  • Belgium’s Drug Problem

    Cannabis has been documented as the most commonly used illicit drug in Belgium by theEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s 2018 report. Popular among young adults aged 15-34 years with males