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Ex-flight attendant faces longer jail term for smuggling heroin to Australia

Australian authorities appeal against imprisonment of five years and six months, saying it is too lenient.

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

The treatment is less toxic than traditional chemotherapy because it more selectively targets cancerous cells, blocking their ability to multiply.

Jail should be last resort, says drug policy reform advocate

Samantha Chong says if a youth has a drug use disorder, treatment and counselling should be better.

Drug baron and ‘American Gangster’ inspiration Frank Lucas dead

Adrian Lassiter tells Rolling Stone magazine his uncle had died of natural causes.

Cops warn of syndicate amid rise in drug mules arrested overseas

The syndicate is believed to be an international outfit based in South Africa which lures would-be drug mules by making lucrative offers on Facebook.

US drug firms will have to show prices in TV ads

The requirement to show prices at the end of the commercial will take effect in 60 days.

England skipper slams Hales’s disregard of team values

Alex Hales was dropped from the all England squads after he failed a second test for recreational drugs.

Researchers study strategies for talking to teens about substance use

A Canadian study finds that young people are more receptive to harm-reduction messages encouraging dialogue than zero-tolerance approaches to drugs and alcohol.

Miller returns ‘adverse finding’ before Joshua bout says Hearn

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says he was aware of Jarrell Miller's being tested positive for drugs.

Breaking Bad: Japan prof ‘made students produce ecstasy’

The pharmacology professor could face up to 10 years if convicted.

Drugmakers stockpiling for Brexit ask, how long do we wait?

As uncertainty surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union drags on, the costs and frustration are mounting.

Ex-flight attendant jailed in Australia for smuggling heroin

Fariq Aqbal Omar was nabbed last year after arriving at the Melbourne Airport.

Myanmar’s meth boom affects Malaysia and surrounding countries, says report

Al Jazeera investigates the methamphetamine trade in the Asian region.

Cheap, nasty, near you: How crystal meth is spreading

Most of the people treated in Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore for drug-use disorders in 2017 were crystal-meth users.

First Rohingya woman shot dead in Bangladesh drugs clampdown

Teknaf Bangladesh is a hot spot for the 'yaba' drug trade, this time a young Rohingya woman was shot dead by Bangladesh security forces for her involvement as a drug pusher.

Cops seize RM9.5 mil worth of drugs in Johor

The drugs were found hidden inside tea packets in a Toyota Vellfire.

Senior cop charged with receiving RM1.35 mil bribe to settle drug...

He is charged with accepting the money as an inducement to dispose of a drug case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Health ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private...

They include efforts to amend drug control procedures that directly affect treatment costs.

Farid Kamil injured himself in lockup, cop tells court

Mohd Faizal Abdullah says he sent the actor for a urine test because he suspected he was under the influence of drugs.

End drugs procurement ‘monopoly’ within 5 years, think tank tells health...

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says extending Pharmaniaga's concession by 10 years will send the wrong signal.

From sleeping on the streets to businessman – an ex-addict turns...

Yusri Sahrin used to roam the streets looking for his next fix until he found Pengasih Malaysia, a drug rehabilitation centre run by former addicts, which helped him reintegrate into society and contribute.

Drug rehab centre pins hopes on Dr M to ward off...

Pengasih Malaysia is fighting a move by a Khazanah subsidiary to relocate it.

Mother and son among 9 nabbed in raid on drug lab

Police seized what is suspected to be heroin, marijuana and caffeine powder worth RM149,585.

Colombia demolishes former Escobar fortress in Medellin

In its place will be erected a memorial to the victims of Escobar's reign of terror that ended when he was killed by police in 1993.