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Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief

... morphine, a problematic narcotic derived from the opium poppy. It has previously been found that endomorphins are able to sidestep concerns// of side effects by virtue of their hard-wired relationship to the body's own pain control receptors. Such receptors, known as u-opioids, appear to be highly sensiti...

Drugs Kill 15,000 Indonesians Every Year

...e Chairman, Made Mangku Pastika said after burning opium seized during the second Nila Rencong Operation on...ould be said as an effort to cut off the supply of opium as 80 per cent of drug-addicted people in Indonesia consumed opium. In anticipation of opium re-pla...

UN Report Paints Alarming Picture Of Narcotics Scenario In NE

...trend changed from traditional use of cannabis and opium to smoking and injecting of heroin. Fifty per cent of the substance users injecting drugs were reported in Meghalaya and Assam. In Arunachal Pradesh 31 per cent of such users took tobacco, 30 per cent alcohol and 4.8 per cent opium, the report said ...

Transporter offers reliable clues for safer pain medicine

...receptors – first identified because they react to opium – throughout the body, says Dr. Vadivel Ganapathy, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia. Studies have shown, for example, opioid peptide levels increase during childbirth. Many potent pain ...

UN Sounds Alarm Over Rising Cocaine Consumption In Europe

...aine consumption in Western Europe and warned that opium production could rise again in Afghanistan this ye...g Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, shows that global opium production fell 5 per cent in 2005 while cocaine production was broadly stable. Seizures of both dru...

Import of Paan from India and Indonesia is on rise in Pakistan

...ngus in gutka, which also contained methadone - an opium derivative. The study quoted dental surgeon Mahmood Haider as saying that the government should monitor the marketing of gutka and its by-products on the electronic media. "With fancy and attractive sachets of imported gutka and a variety of catc...

Adolescent Drug Users Turn Compulsive Addicts

...e drugs but slowly started to take larger doses of opium when trained to self administer when compared to other rodents. Dr Yasmin Hurd of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, said cannabis acts on the brain's natural chemicals and thereby increases the positive emotions. Keywords: Dr Yasmin Hur...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

... the fact that illegal consignments of hashish and opium are making their way into Gujarat in large quantitites and are being sold in the state," Sarvaiya told PTI. Just this year, the NCB, in four separate seizures, have made a haul of over 70 kilograms of charas most of which have orginated in Kashmir a...

Ex-drug Addict has set up Support System for Drug Victims

...taken heroin, pharmaceutical drug spasmo proxyvon, opium and a number of other illegal substances. But I don't want youngsters in our state to inherit the bad habit." The Churachandpur Users Forum (CUF), set up by him, has 14 founder members and over 50 members. "People in the 18-30 age group are tak...

Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan

...The country, which produces the largest amounts of opium and heroin in the world, has about one million injection drug users, according to United Nations estimates. In addition, about 30% of blood used for transfusions in the country's hospitals is screened for HIV, according to a World Bank report. Acc...

Afghan Opium Production Soaring Out of Control

...he annual UN report on illegal drugs has said that opium production in Afghanistan is soaring out of contro.... According to a BBC report, the cultivation of opium poppies increased dramatically in the country, despite the presence of more than 30,000 internationa...

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

... India happens to be the only country cultivating opium for medical and scientific use. Despite strict regulation, some amount gets into the illicit route. Drug abuse is also becoming a problem at call centers and college campuses. The key challenge to curbing drug abuse in India hovers around controll...

Drug Addiction Slowing Down: UN Report

...d on Friday. "Some obvious problems remain, like opium in the south of Afghanistan, a cancer that threatens security and health and breeds corruption," said UNODC executive director Antonio Maria Costa, ahead of Tuesday's publication of the 2007 World Drug Report. "Furthermore, progress made in some co...

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