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WHO takes first step towards de-linking drug prices from access and innovation issues

May 29, 2016

WHO takes first step towards de-linking drug prices from access and innovation issues

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will establish an expert technical committee that will help countries set health priorities. #World #Life #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #Drugs #World Health Organisation #Medicines #AMR
India's IPR regime is legal, equitable, WTO compliant: Jaitley

May 13, 2016

India's IPR regime is legal, equitable, WTO compliant: Jaitley

India continues to feature in the watch list based on US assessment of Indian IPR protection as "inadequate" #Drugs #WTO #intellectual property rights #IPR #Compulsory Licensing #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #india patent act
'Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics den

Apr 26, 2016

'Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics den

Lack of an alternate development model, lure of easy money and unscrupulous foreigners have turned the beautiful mountain state of Himachal into a drug den #Drugs #Himachal Pradesh #Malana #Kasol #Cannabis #Opium #Hashish #marijuana #Narcotics #Kullu #Malana cream #Ganja #Tosh #Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis #Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh
Longest Mexico-California drug tunnel discovered

Apr 21, 2016

Longest Mexico-California drug tunnel discovered

US federal authorities on Thursday confirmed the discovery of a tunnel, the longest cross-border passageway ever unearthed along California's border with Mexico, through which drugs were being smuggled. #NewsTracker #Drugs #California #Mexico #transfer #Tunnel #border patrol
Thane drug haul: Rs 2,000 crore worth of Ephedrine seized, police suspect East Europe link

Apr 18, 2016

Thane drug haul: Rs 2,000 crore worth of Ephedrine seized, police suspect East Europe link

In one of the most massive drug hauls in recent history, a huge haul of around 18,600 kg of Ephedrine powder, worth around Rs 2,000 crore, was seized in Thane near Mumbai on 16 April. #Thane #NewsTracker #Drugs #Maharashtra #drug abuse #Solapur #Eastern Europe #ephedrine
Barking up the wrong tree: Sniffer dogs at UK airport find sausages, not drugs

Apr 14, 2016

Barking up the wrong tree: Sniffer dogs at UK airport find sausages, not drugs

The six sniffer dogs at Britain's third largest airport have failed to find a single person carrying class A drugs -- heroin or cocaine -- over the border during a six-month period #London #Sausages #Drugs #Britain #Sniffer dogs #Shareworthy
Germany catches woman smuggling cocaine in breast implants | Reuters

Mar 09, 2016

Germany catches woman smuggling cocaine in breast implants | Reuters

BERLIN A 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of cocaine inside her breasts, German customs officials said on Wednesday. #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #Europe #Drugs #article
Ex-WADA boss slams Maria Sharapova, calls her actions 'reckless beyond description'

Mar 09, 2016

Ex-WADA boss slams Maria Sharapova, calls her actions 'reckless beyond description'

Maria Sharapova said she received an e-mail with a link to the revised list of banned substances but never clicked on it to learn the drug she had taken since 2006 had been put on the banned list, WADA having seen it used as an improper energy and stamina helper. #Maria Sharapova #Doping #Drugs #WADA #Dick Pound #Meldonium #doping in tennis
Surprised and shocked, but Serena Williams backs Maria Sharapova for her honesty and courage

Mar 09, 2016

Surprised and shocked, but Serena Williams backs Maria Sharapova for her honesty and courage

"I think most people were surprised and shocked by Maria but at the same time most people were happy that she was just upfront and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at," Serena told reporters #Serena Williams #Maria Sharapova #Caroline Wozniacki #Drugs #WADA #WTA #Meldonium #doping in tennis
Cheating or naivety? Maria Sharapova, the latest victim of the suffocating pressure of elite sports

Mar 09, 2016

Cheating or naivety? Maria Sharapova, the latest victim of the suffocating pressure of elite sports

You can believe Sharapova was totally naïve not to have known that the drug was now banned, and it was simply an oversight. Or you can disregard her admission and believe that she purposely wanted to gain an unfair edge #Tennis #Maria Sharapova #Doping #Drugs #Los Angeles #WADA #Meldonium #2016 Australian Open #Australian Football League