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Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse
India

Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse

As India flirts with liberalising access to painkillers, government surveys show addiction to prescription opioids is on the rise.

Big Pharma, squeezed by US govt crackdown and mounting lawsuits, eyes India's burgeoning opioid market
India

Big Pharma, squeezed by US govt crackdown and mounting lawsuits, eyes India's burgeoning opioid market

American pharmaceutical companies — architects of the opioid crisis in the United States and avid hunters of new markets — stand at the ready to feed and fuel that demand.

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries ordered to pay $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis in Oklahoma
World

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries ordered to pay $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay 572 million dollars

US treasury cracks down on Chinese traffickers of fentanyl; accused used bitcoin to sell opioid behind thousands of overdose deaths
World

US treasury cracks down on Chinese traffickers of fentanyl; accused used bitcoin to sell opioid behind thousands of overdose deaths

The US Treasury took action Wednesday to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths

Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer
India

Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer

Punjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.

Donald Trump's multiple U-turns on gun control: From advocating minimum age for purchasing weapons to bowing to political reality
World

Donald Trump's multiple U-turns on gun control: From advocating minimum age for purchasing weapons to bowing to political reality

Not two weeks ago, President Donald Trump wagged his finger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being "afraid of the NRA," declaring that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence following last month's Florida school shooting

Researchers claim Twitter can be used to track dynamics of opioid misuse in a given locality over time
News & Analysis

Researchers claim Twitter can be used to track dynamics of opioid misuse in a given locality over time

The findings from this new study show that social media can also be used to track public interest in opioid misuse.

Illegal drugs market 'thriving' globally as opium, cocaine production escalates: UN report
World

Illegal drugs market 'thriving' globally as opium, cocaine production escalates: UN report

The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc said a UN agency.

Punjab drug addiction: 16% or — as deputy CM Badal says — 0.06%?
Politics

Punjab drug addiction: 16% or — as deputy CM Badal says — 0.06%?

“Out of the 2.77 crore population of the state, only 0.06 per cent was found abusing drugs, which is the lowest percentage across the nation,” said Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in February 2016, citing a 2015 study as he criticised Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for projecting Punjab as a drugs haven.