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'County lines' drug gangs in UK tracking children via social media
A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control, blackmail and track the movements of children as young as 11 by ‘county lines’ drug gangs has seen an epidemic of child criminal exploitation spiral out of control in the UK.
Huge scale of UK’s £500m drug industry revealed
The scale of the UK’s ‘county lines’ trade, in which criminal networks exploit thousands of children and vulnerable adults to funnel hard drugs from cities to towns and rural areas, is greater than British crime-fighting chiefs previously thought, with a fresh assessment revealing a £500-million industry linked to murder and sexual exploitation.
Suspect British drug kingpin says confession 'just a script'
A British man suspected of orchestrating one of the most brazen cocaine trafficking shipments to Europe in recent years told a French court Tuesday that his bragging about it was ‘just a script’.
Drug cartels test Central America for cocaine production
Cocaine production is beginning to creep into Central America, a development which could bring the supply of the drug closer to the United States and create a new security risk for an already troubled region.
Bayer, Orion drug shown to delay spread of prostate cancer
German drugmaker Bayer and Finland’s Orion said on Wednesday a study showed a prostate cancer drug they are jointly developing can delay the spread of the disease to other parts of the body, boosting Orion’s shares.
Canada has new drug shortages
It's not just the EpiPen. Drug shortages have quietly become a chronic problem for Canada's health-care system. Last week alone, 25 new drugs were listed on Canada's drug shortage website.
UK urged to do more to tackle high rates of child slavery
A member of the British Parliament has called for more action to tackle the high rates of child slavery in the United Kingdom as the government ramps up efforts to deal with sex trafficking of girls and gangs' use of children as drug mules.
US drug overdose deaths surge to record 72,000 last year
US drug overdose deaths surged to about 72,000 last year as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to data by the US government.
Study: Illicit use of ADHD meds won't boost grades
Many college students turn to ADHD medications during exam week, treating the prescription stimulants as "smart drugs" that will enhance their academic performance.
Excessive sweating is real and there's a new drug to treat it
Run a mile in the heat of the summer and you may get a sense of what some people with excessive sweating deal with every day.
FDA joins 22 countries in recall of heart drug
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
Fast-acting flu drug gets priority FDA review
A pill that helps control flu symptoms after one dose is getting fast consideration from the Food and Drug Administration, the company that makes it said.
New cancer treating drug compound discovered
A team of researchers discovered a drug compound that can stop cancer cells from spreading.
Drug cut migraine days in half for participants in clinical trial
Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches.
Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools
It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and drug-discovery devices.

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