The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII nasal spray, taken with an oral antidepressant, to treat depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation or behavior.1 SPRAVATO® is the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms within 24 hours,1 providing a new option for significant symptom relief until a longer-term, comprehensive treatment plan can take effect. Read more
APARTADO, COLOMBIA (NOVEMBER 08, 2017) (MUTE) (COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Police seized more than 12 tons (11 metric tonnes) of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday (November 8), the biggest haul ever in the nation’s long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said. Continue reading
CADIZ, SPAIN (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (GUARDIA CIVIL) – Spanish authorities seized 3.8 tonnes of cocaine found in a hidden compartment of a tug-boat on Saturday, (October 7). The massive drugs haul was part of an international operation in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading
Australia seizes record 1.4 tonne of cocaine worth A$312 million ($239.5 million) from an Australia-bound yacht.
The Colombian Navy on Oct. 23 found 73 kg of cocaine submerged and attached to a docked sailboat off Baru island near the coastal city of Cartagena on Oct. 23.
Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, a larger-than-life political firebrand who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, has died.
A 73-year-old man who had been pulled over for driving without his headlights was arrested by a Seattle police officer after he tried to snort cocaine in front of the stunned patrolman, authorities said. Continue reading
Sunday Times and ARD make doping allegations against professional soccer, UEFA play down reports
Eleven students at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University are being treated for overdoses of the drug MDMA.