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Adolescents turn to social media and dark web to buy Xanax

02-21   Adolescents turn to social media and dark web to buy Xanax

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Social media sites are proving to be safe conduits and platforms for teenagers in the United Kingdom to buy Xanax illegally, revealed a recent investigation by the BBC. Even 13-year-olds are now buying this drug online in the UK. It is becoming as popular among the youth as marijuana and alcohol. Otherwise, people in the […]


DEA warns to stay away from fentanyl-laced counterfeit Xanax pills

02-21   DEA warns to stay away from fentanyl-laced counterfeit Xanax pills

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Xanax is an anxiety and panic disorder drug that acts on the brain and nerves, eliciting a calming effect in an individual. However, it has now become a drug of choice for partygoers who profusely use the pill, without verifying its source. Looking at the immense risk from this, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]


Sounding the Alarm Bell: Philadelphia Authorizes Drug-Injection Sites

01-24   Sounding the Alarm Bell: Philadelphia Authorizes Drug-Injection Sites

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By Lise Millay Stevens On Tuesday, Philadelphia took the seminal step of authorizing medically-supervised facilities where people are permitted to inject illicit drugs, according to a report by the Philadelphia Enquirer. The sites, dubbed Comprehensive Engagement Sites, will be equipped to revive individuals if they overdose by administering naloxone and guide people with substance use […]


New York Governor on state-wide campaign against patient brokering fraud

01-04   New York Governor on state-wide campaign against patient brokering fraud

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Amid a new public awareness campaign launched in New York, the state’s public health officials have issued a warning against addiction treatment fraud targeting the residents. Launched in December 2017 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the campaign aims at cracking down on brokers, also called body brokers or junkie hunters, and protecting patients from being sent […]


Highlights 2017: Top anti-drug operations of 2017 involving US

12-29   Highlights 2017: Top anti-drug operations of 2017 involving US

Controlling drug trafficking and distribution is a significant challenge for law enforcement agencies, considering the fact that the way drugs are being sold and distributed is continuously evolving. The 2017 World Drug Report highlighted the changing landscape of the illicit drug trade. New technologies like the dark web and even Facebook, and the emergence of […]


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