Everything you need to know about Drug: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Drug: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Sydney, May 20 (ANI): The Australian Crime Commission's (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2011-12 has warned of an alarming increase in the use, seizure and arrests for illicit drugs in sports, especially in football.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Researchers have come a step closer towards limiting arterioscelorosis disease - an illness in which hardening of arteries occurs and the supply of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body is squeezed off.
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Haryana Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sealed an unauthorised factory which was selling medical devices, especially heart kits, to hospitals in national capital, a spokesman said here Thursday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Go green to eliminate red spots from your face. Natural packs made of fruits, herbs can help in getting rid of acne.
Accra, May 15 (IANS) Unlike India, China is not assisting in the fight against counterfeit medicines even though the influx has been mainly from that country, Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says.
Gurgaon, May 14 (ANI): Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has announced that a previously disclosed investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) of data integrity and manufacturing processes at certain Ranbaxy facilities in India has been concluded.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): If approved, two varieties of genetically modified apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, will be available to U.S. consumers by the end of 2013.
Tbilisi, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Georgian government is considering the possibility of legalising marijuana in the country, a minister said Friday.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Chewing gum company Wrigley has paused production and sales of its caffeinated gum, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the safety of added caffeine.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein can offer relief from the runny noses, sneezes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes experienced by ragweed allergy sufferers, a new study suggests.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Putting liquid drops under the tongue could be a safe and effective alternative to injections or other medications, for treating children with severe environmental allergies and asthma, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center review of existing scientific evidence.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The Justice Department has filed notice that it will challenge a federal court decision requiring the government to make emergency contraceptives available over the counter to women of all ages.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will move the morning-after pill over the pharmacy counter but will only be available to girls and women at or above the age of 15.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) There is no proposal to introduce TB drug Bedaquiline in the Indian market, parliament was told Tuesday.
London, April 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified new drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The time limit for abortions has been increased from seven to nine weeks to facilitate family planning, the Drug Controller General of India has said.
Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): Convicted drug dealer Shane Charter has admitted that he had helped footballers and rugby players use performance enhancing drugs.
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Three officials of Punjab's Faridkot town jail were injured Monday in a clash with inmates following the death of a prisoner, police said. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has ordered a magisterial enquiry.
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Seven of Brazil's former justice ministers Tuesday released a letter advocating the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use.
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 900 kg of Afghan-made heroin were seized in Russia in the first three months of 2013, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service said.
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is concerned by Al Qaeda's growing interest in Syria, as it fears the international terrorist organisation is seeking to turn the country into its Mideast base, the Russian foreign ministry said.
Beijing, Apr. 7 (ANI): Two more people have contracted bird flu in Shanghai, China's health ministry has said.
Washington, Apr. 6 (ANI): A new line of caffeinated gum by Wrigley's, which promises to sooth commuters on the run, has raised concerns among health experts about the proliferation of such products.
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study in rats has found that stimulating a key part of the brain reduces compulsive cocaine-seeking, suggesting the possibility of changing addictive behavior generally.
Mexico City, April 4 (IANS/EFE) At least five people, all members of the same family, were gunned down outside the Mexican Pacific port city of Mazatlan, police and prosecutors said.
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that a potent sleep hormone could hold the key to beating diabetes.
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Although best known for promoting erections, sildenafil may also serve as a weight loss aid by coaxing our bodies to store more healthy "brown fat" relative to unhealthy "white fat" than it would otherwise do on its own, a new study suggests.
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Even temporary tattoos can cause some serious health problems, US health agency the Food and Drug Administration has warned.
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 69,000 new cases of HIV were recorded in Russia last year, the country's top public health official said.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): Unwanted sexual encounters and unsafe sex are rife among drinkers and drug users, a new survey has revealed.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) When the chest pain and racking cough of tuberculosis patient Asha (31) refused to subside even after six months of treatment, the doctor got her sputum tested again - only to find that she had developed a worrying form of the disease known as Extensively Drug Resistant TB, which is nearly impossible to treat as of now.
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The US Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers that several supplements advertised as sexual enhancements contain hidden drugs.
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Montefiore Medical Center has used Radio Frequency Ablation to shrink uterine fibroids in women, becoming the first hospital in the United States to use the procedure since approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last year.
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The drug, suramin - used to treat sleeping sickness since around 1916- corrects autism-like symptoms in mice, new research has shown.
Accra/Lagos, March 13 (IANS) At a time the Indian pharmaceutical industry is attempting to brand itself to counter allegations of exporting counterfeit drugs, Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has accused three local companies of distributing fake drugs from India.
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 21 tonnes of heroin have been seized in an operation in eastern Afghanistan, the head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) said Tuesday.
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Police have arrested a pharmacist who used to conduct authenticity tests of drugs for international drug smugglers from Ludhiana in Punjab, police sources said.
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China Sunday unveiled a massive plan to revamp a few of its ministries, administrative organisations and press regulators, Xinhua reported.
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) Customs inspectors at the Abu Dhabi airport have foiled an attempt by two Asian passengers to smuggle a large quantity of cannabis seeds into the UAE.
The US arm of Indian drug major Ranbaxy Laboratories has entered into an in-licensing agreement with Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited to exclusively market the generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s anti-depression drug Pristiq in the US......................
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The US arm of Indian drug major Ranbaxy Laboratories has entered into an in-licensing agreement with Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited to exclusively market the generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s anti-depression drug Pristiq in the US.
Johannesburg, Mar 5 (ANI): The SA Institute for Drug-free Sport (SAIDS) has revealed that retroactive EPO (Erythropoietin) testing of 50 cyclists from events in 2012 indicate continued doping in cycling in the country.
Manila, March 3 (IANS) The Philippine anti-narcotics agency Sunday called for mandatory drug-testing covering all collegiate athletes after two basketball players of a university in Metro Manila were caught in possession of dried marijuana, a prohibited substance.
Yangon, Mar 1 (IANS) Authorities in Myanmar have exposed over 4,000 drugs-related cases and punished a total of 5,740 criminals, including 901 women, in 2012, a media report said Friday.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) Research institutes in the country are undertaking trials to test new drugs to treat tuberculosis including the drug-resistant variety, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday.
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Federal Drug Control Service could start a major investigation into sports doping by the country's athletes, the head of the All Russian Athletics Federation said.
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound present in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and impair the growth of the central nervous system, says a new study.
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Tuesday said the Drug Controller General of India has assured it that animal testing will be suspended till alternative methods are included in safety standards to test cosmetics.
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, a study has revealed.
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Officers from Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) have seized 187 kg of heroin with an estimated black market value of $180 million.
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Our immune system which identifies and destroys foreign objects, be they bugs or viruses, even targets nanoparticles meant for drug delivery, pacemakers or artificial joints.
Montreal, Feb 23 (IANS) Canadian scientists have hit upon a new, more effective substance that can destroy the influenza virus.
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 4.1 million people in the United States alone and is the primary cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Current therapy against the infection is not particularly effective.
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Oscar Pistorius could lose his London 2012 Paralympic medals after sporting federations and anti-doping agencies claimed they were monitoring developments in South Africa following reports that banned steroids were found from Bladerunner's home during the murder investigation of his girlfriend.
Moscow, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia is facing up to 20 years in prison after over 90 kg of marijuana was recovered from him.
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a "bionic retina", called Argus II, the nation's first implanted device for the blind which allows some patients to see well enough to read large letters and detect large images and movement.
Sydney, February 15 (ANI): US health agency, The Food and Drug Administration, has approved the first treatment to give limited vision to people who are blind, involving a technology called the "artificial retina."
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a pivotal protein in a cellular transformation that makes a cancer cell more resistant to treatment and more capable of growing and spreading, making it an inviting new target for drug development.
Washington, February 10 (ANI): It's been said that food is the language of love but a Kansas State University nutrition expert and registered dietitian has asserted that food aphrodisiacs may not promote romantic feelings or sexual desire.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers at the National Cancer Institute's Gynecological Oncology Group have provided the first evidence of a drug that shows a relatively high response rate for low-grade ovarian cancer patients.
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of a Russian drug control agency admitted Friday there were drug addicts among his staff.
Agra, Feb 8 (IANS) Doctors at a super-speciality hospital in Agra have for the first time successfully implanted a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or "vanishing stent" in a businessman for coronary artery disease (CAD).
Washington, February 7 (ANI): Hunger, thirst, stress and drugs can create a change in the brain that transforms a repulsive feeling into a strong positive "wanting," a new University of Michigan study has found.
Asuncion, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) A Paraguayan exporter was arrested in a police operation that found 338 kg of cocaine hidden in a shipment of 1,400 cans of a tomato product being sent to Spain, officials said.
Washington, January 31 (ANI): Many alcohol abusers may refrain from drinking after getting punishment-related threats, but relapse is very common when the threats of punishment fade, particularly when exposed to alcohol-associated environments (contexts).
Moscow, Jan 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Colombian clergyman has been detained in Moscow for attempting to smuggle cocaine stuffed in his digestive tract.
Washington, January 30 (ANI): In 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa), but it left many patients and physicians with more questions than answers.
London, January 27 (ANI): E-cigarettes, which are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, may be more damaging than the habit they replace, experts have warned.
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Pharma company Lupin Thursday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market its oral contraceptive drug, Levonorgestrel Tablets USP, in the American market.
Washington, January 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, suggesting that social isolation may lead to drug addiction.
Washington, January 18 (ANI): Researchers have found that drug abuse negatively affects sexual performance in men even after years of abstinence.
Washington, January 18 (ANI): A new way to test anti-hearing-loss drugs in people could help land those medicines on pharmacy shelves sooner.
Dubai, Jan 16 (IANS/WAM) Anti-narcotics police teams in the UAE have busted a gang of notorious drug traffickers in an operation dubbed "Desert Fox", Dubai Police said.
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have genetically engineered 61 new bug strains that may radically boost the efficacy of vaccines for flu, pertussis, cholera and human papillomavirus.
Dushanbe, Jan 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around six tonnes of drugs were seized in Tajikistan in 2012, a spokeswoman for the country's drug control agency said Monday.
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Drinking red wine can ward-off cholesterol build-up resulting from eating red meat, say scientists.
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Preparing to deal with any future chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, Indian scientists have devised 16 drugs that can be used for disaster management. These include an anti-cyanide drug, an anti-nerve gas drug and an anti-toxic gas drug
Washington, January 13 (ANI): The makers of a new line of lotions have promised to light up the skin care routine of users with a special ingredient - cannabis.
Mexico City, Jan 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan law-enforcers have seized a light plane transporting 530 kg of cocaine but the plane's crew managed to escape.
Washington, Jan. 11 (ANI): A Drug Enforcement Administration agent hired a prostitute for the US Secret Service agent in Colombia in advance of President Barack Obama's visit to the country last year, according to a Justice Department report.
Sydney, Jan 10 (ANI): Users of methamphetamine, or "ice", are five times likelier to suffer psychotic symptoms while taking the drug, according to a new study.
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) India is the second largest drug exporter and the seventh largest food exporter to the US with nearly one quarter of the spices, oils and food colourings used in America coming from India.
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) runs two offices in India to monitor the quality of foods and drugs made in India, the second largest drug exporter and the seventh largest food exporter to the US.
London, January 5 (ANI): An invention that has been detailed in a US patent application offers hope to overweight people of a treatment for obesity without the invasive surgery and drawbacks of a gastric bypass.
Washington, January 4 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a link between a certain genetic variation - associated with active personality traits in humans - and longer life.
Washington, January 1 (ANI): Johnson 'N' Johnson has won approval from The Food and Drug Administration for a tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.
Panaji, Dec 31 (IANS) A senior Goa bureaucrat Monday said that the drug problem was affecting the state in a big way, contradicting Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's claims that the drug trade was under control during his regime.
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Young people should avoid use of electronic cigarettes because they also deliver nicotine to the body plus there is no scientific proof that they are useful in combating smoking addiction, a study by the Italian Health Ministry has said.
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost nine million Russians regularly take illicit drugs, according to the country's Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov .
London, Dec 27 (IANS) An estimated 30,000 British children aged 11 -- or one in 20 from across the country -- have taken drugs and other substances in the past year, a media report said.
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) salmon could soon be on supermart shelves soon after America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled in its favour.
Beijing, Dec 25 (IANS) China's agriculture authority has shut down poultry farms where birds were given excessive amounts of antibiotics like amantadine and ribavirin to help them survive in overcrowded coops.
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A stem cell facelift has gone awry for a Californian woman in her sixties, and there are now bones in her eyes instead.
Panama City, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) A cocaine-laden semi-submersible vessel that sank early this month in Panama's Caribbean waters will not be refloated due to the cost and possible risks of the operation, an official said.
Sydney, December 14 (ANI): Drug makers racing to develop medicines and vaccines to combat a germ that ravages the gut and kills thousands have a new challenger - the human stool.
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): The British banking giant HSBC, which has been slapped with a record 1.9 billion dollars fine by US regulators for money laundering, will no arrests within the firm, according to a report.
Melbourne, Dec 11 (ANI): As employees prepare to attend end-of-year celebrations, drug and alcohol experts warn that too much binge drinking can seriously inhibit an individual's decision-making ability.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Lawyers and civil society activists Monday assailed the violation of the rights of people addicted to drugs and narcotic substances in the name of treatment and rehabilitation and called for humane services for drug users in the country.
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) New Jersey-based Celgene Corporation Monday announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abraxane paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, in combination with carboplatin, in patients who are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation therapy.
London, December 10 (ANI): New figures have indicated a continued fall in alcohol intake among young Britons, especially students, over the past decade.