Tag Archives: Psychoactive drugs

08Aug/20

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Acute Suicidal Ideation or Behavior

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

09Nov/17

Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

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

08Oct/17

Spain seizes massive cocaine haul in Atlantic

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

07Feb/17

Vaping teens are using e-cigarettes for ‘dripping,’ according to Yale study

A Yale study has found that one in four teens have tried an alternative vaping technique which health experts warn is potentially dangerous.
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17Dec/16

U.S. surgeon general claims e-cigarettes harmful for young people

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for action on the use of e-cigarettes among young people, and has released a report emphasizing its harmful effects.
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23Nov/16

Togolese entrepreneur wants to popularize West Africa’s Kinkeliba as a ‘super tea’

It’s been called the most popular of West Africa’s bush teas and is said to have various healing properties as well as a higher antioxidant level than Green tea, but it is little known outside the region. Togolese entrepreneur, Adamas Koudou is hoping to change that by processing, packaging and marketing Kinkeliba in tea bags with plans to export.

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31Oct/16

Colombia cartels use high-tech torpedoes to smuggle drugs

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.
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22Mar/16

Controversial former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

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.

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05Dec/15
Coke-snorting driver

Man tries to snort cocaine during traffic stop

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