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Drug Abuse in the News

9/12/2018
Program lowers demand for illegal drugs

LED program claimed that they helped reduce the demand for illegal drugs in Davao City. "Naka-reduce tayo ng P6 million worth of drugs through this program," Doctor Corazon Umblero, head of the "UIC Kaduyog sa Kinabuhi" program, said in a press conference at The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. [...]

9/12/2018
Canadian military imposes restrictions on use of recreational marijuana

Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on June 26, 2018. The Canadian Forces is placing limits on when military personnel can use recreational marijuana once it becomes legal, with the restrictions based largely on service members' jobs and current or upcoming missions. [...]

9/12/2018
Former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum Suspended 2 Years by USADA

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has been suspended for two years for violating the UFC's anti-doping policy following a failed drug test earlier this year. USADA , the UFC's partner in the anti-doping program, announced the news on Tuesday. [...]

9/12/2018
Werdum gets two-year USADA ban after positive test for steroids

Following an out-of-competition drug test back in April 2018, the 41-year-old tested positive for "trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone," per an official ruling by the US Anti-Doping Agency . Furthermore, because of the policy violation, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has received a two-year ban. [...]

9/12/2018
WFPD: Man caught with his own urine during drug test

When they searched Fulton, they found a plastic bottle in the front of his underwear that contained a yellow liquid. Parole office employees told police Fulton was scheduled to take a drug test and they suspected he might try to falsify the drug test. [...]

9/12/2018
Ottawa police won't use roadside saliva test for pot checks

Ottawa police chief Charles Bordleau says all patrol officers will be trained in the field sobriety test and more officers are being trained as drug recognition experts. Ottawa police will not be using the recently-approved roadside saliva test to detect cannabis impairment when recreational marijuana becomes legal next month. [...]

9/11/2018
Screen strategies for off-target liability prediction and identifying small-molecule pharmaceuticals

Example of a drug development paradigm incorporating multi-step screening and showing relationships between data that can be integrated to combine complimentary data sets that provide a more complete picture of drug-related effects. Credit: Van Vleet et al. A new review in SLAS Discovery explores how improved safety screening strategies and methods are improving the pharmaceutical discovery and development process. [...]

9/11/2018
Ketum drinks now added with mosquito coil

KOTA BARU: Mosquito coil is the latest ingredient added to ketum drinks to give it that extra buzz, the Kelantan National Anti-Drugs Agency has warned. "More and more schoolchildren, too, appear to be drinking ketum to avoid being tested positive during routine drug tests," she added. [...]

9/11/2018
Man has chance to stay clear of prison

A Leetonia man convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident following the 2012 death of 9-year-old Olivia S. Thompson was given another chance to prove he can follow the terms of his probation. The decision did not sit well with members of the child's family who were in the Columbiana County Common Pleas Courtroom for Monday's probation violation hearing. [...]

9/11/2018
Ridding prisons in Cebu of all contraband

POLICE Regional Office 7 Director Debold Sinas said that they are working in coordination with the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center and other jail facilities for the Joint Intel Project Cerberus. The project is named after the mythical three-headed dog that guards Hades. [...]

9/10/2018
Will Vin Gopal Withdraw His Support Of Larry Luttrell For Freeholder?

State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price's arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago. In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price's freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981. [...]

9/10/2018
Miami City Employee Says He Was Fired for Using Medical Marijuana

More than 70 percent of Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2016, yet many local governments still have bizarrely hostile relationships with pot. Take the City of Miami. [...]

9/10/2018
Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera official for UFC Argentina

The 38-year-old bantamweight will compete in his home country when he takes on Marlon Vera at the UFC's upcoming trip to Buenos Aires on Nov. 17. This will be the third booking of 2018 for Cannetti, who was inactive for over two years after receiving a lengthy suspension from the USADA for a failed drug test in October 2016. In his return to action in January, he was submitted by Kyung Ho Kang inside of a round, but he got back in the win column with a unanimous decision over Diego Rivas at UFC Chile four months later to improve his record to 8-3. [...]

9/10/2018
NDP MPs hear cannabis concerns in Cranbrook

While the federal Liberal government plans to introduce cannabis legalization legislation in a month, there is still going to be a labyrinth of regulations that medicinal users in particular will have to navigate. That was the feedback from concerned local advocates during a discussion on the pending legislation from Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski and his federal NDP colleague Murray Rankin, the shadow critic for the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General. [...]

9/9/2018
DiNapoli Highlights Bus Driver Regulations

A state Comptroller's Office audit of seven upstate school districts and their compliance with school bus safety requirements showed the seven school districts are not confirming all school bus drivers are completing required training and drug testing, and that school bus safety drills and inspections are done. [...]