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04

Feb

Why heroin is so deadlyHeroin suppresses the part of the brain that controls breathing, and this makes it easy for users to take in too little oxygen and not exhale enough carbon dioxide.

Why heroin is so deadly
Heroin suppresses the part of the brain that controls breathing, and this makes it easy for users to take in too little oxygen and not exhale enough carbon dioxide.

31

Jan

Drug trafficking leads to massive deforestation in Central AmericaForests are being slashed to create smuggling roads or illegal airplane landing strips.

Drug trafficking leads to massive deforestation in Central America
Forests are being slashed to create smuggling roads or illegal airplane landing strips.

19

Nov

6 party drugs that may have health benefitsMedical research has shown positive health effects from magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana.

6 party drugs that may have health benefits
Medical research has shown positive health effects from magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana.

13

Nov

David Nutt’s new drug mimics alcohol … minus the health risks and hangoversThe former British government drugs advisor is designing a revolutionary drug; says that alcohol industry is shunning his efforts.

David Nutt’s new drug mimics alcohol … minus the health risks and hangovers
The former British government drugs advisor is designing a revolutionary drug; says that alcohol industry is shunning his efforts.

27

Sep

Krokodil is here: Deadly, flesh-eating drug arrives in U.S.The opiate quickly causes the death and decay of living tissue, making gangrene and amputations common among addicts.

Krokodil is here: Deadly, flesh-eating drug arrives in U.S.
The opiate quickly causes the death and decay of living tissue, making gangrene and amputations common among addicts.

06

Sep

Lake Michigan drowning in prescription drug wasteWhile experts recommend water treatment plants install carbon filters to catch pharmaceuticals, there’s no real silver bullet to cleaning up the water.

Lake Michigan drowning in prescription drug waste
While experts recommend water treatment plants install carbon filters to catch pharmaceuticals, there’s no real silver bullet to cleaning up the water.

26

Feb


Shrimp on Prozac commit suicide 



Study finds that shrimp swimming in Prozac-contaminated water tend to swim toward the light, making them easier prey.
Study finds that shrimp swimming in Prozac-contaminated water tend to swim toward the light, making them easier prey.

23

Feb

6 animals beloved by drug lordsFederal drug enforcement agencies have been busy in recent decades as the drug war exploded in countries like Mexico. Large parts of the country are effectively in the control of drug barons, giving them the confidence to build grand and large. A private zoo plays to the vanity of high-level drug dealer — what better way to show your dominance than with cages full of lions, jaguars and tigers in the backyard? We’ve done a survey of news reports and compiled a list of animals that your average crazy drug lord would love.

6 animals beloved by drug lords
Federal drug enforcement agencies have been busy in recent decades as the drug war exploded in countries like Mexico. Large parts of the country are effectively in the control of drug barons, giving them the confidence to build grand and large. A private zoo plays to the vanity of high-level drug dealer — what better way to show your dominance than with cages full of lions, jaguars and tigers in the backyard? We’ve done a survey of news reports and compiled a list of animals that your average crazy drug lord would love.

17

Feb

Mood drugs leak into waterways, make fish antisocialDrugs taken by humans can have unintended side effects — on fish, in the natural environment. Turns out, fish fed extremely low concentrations of an antianxiety drug eat more quickly, and act bolder and more antisocial than their un-medicated peers, a new study finds.

Mood drugs leak into waterways, make fish antisocial
Drugs taken by humans can have unintended side effects — on fish, in the natural environment. Turns out, fish fed extremely low concentrations of an antianxiety drug eat more quickly, and act bolder and more antisocial than their un-medicated peers, a new study finds.

15

Jan


 Does pot really lower IQ? 



A new study suggests that factors related to economic class and home life, not marijuana use, may actually cause pot smokers’ IQ drop.
A new study suggests that factors related to economic class and home life, not marijuana use, may actually cause pot smokers’ IQ drop.