Category results for "Drugs"

TSA Agents Not Searching Airline Luggage for Marijuana

Transportation Safety Administration security officers are not searching airline passengers’ luggage for marijuana, the Daily News reports.

Other Websites Selling Illegal Drugs Remain After Shutdown of Silk Road

Other illegal websites remain in business, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD.

Cocaine May Increase Vulnerability to HIV, Study Suggests

People who use cocaine may be more vulnerable to HIV, a new study suggests. Cocaine may inactivate immune cells called CD4 T-cells, which normally fight off HIV, according to CBS News.

Percentage of Cocaine Smuggled Through Caribbean Doubled in First Half of 2013

More cocaine is being smuggled through the Caribbean in 2013 compared with last year, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD. They arrested the operator in San Francisco, according to The New York Times.

Colleges Debate Usefulness of Drug Testing

Administrators at some colleges are debating the usefulness of drug testing, according to USA Today. Last month, a federal judge ruled a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to most students.

New York Considers Return of Music Festival in Wake of Drug Deaths

Officials in New York City are considering whether to allow the Electric Zoo electronic dance music festival to return to a city park next year, after two festival attendees died this August from drug overdoses.

Newest Molly Users: Middle-Aged Professionals, Says DEA Agent

The newest users of Molly are middle-aged professionals, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Efforts to Control Global Illegal Drug Market are Failing: Study

Efforts to control the global illegal drug market through law enforcement are failing, a new study concludes. The price of marijuana, heroin and cocaine is dropping, while the drugs’ purity has increased, a team of U.S. and Canadian researchers found.

Drugged Drivers Three Times More Likely to Be Involved in Fatal Crash

Drivers who test positive for drugs are three times more likely than those who test negative to be involved in a deadly car accident, a new study finds. Using drugs and alcohol together dramatically increases the risk of a fatal crash, according to researchers at Columbia University.

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