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Epilepsy Medication Could Help Treat Cocaine Dependence: Study

The drug topiramate, used to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches, may be an effective treatment for cocaine dependence, a new study suggests. …

Police in Florida City Make Millions in Cocaine Sting Operations

Law enforcement officers in a city outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida have been conducting “reverse sting” operations to lure potential cocaine buyers, and funneling the proceeds into the police department budget, ABC News reports. …

Analysis of Silk Road Reveals Marijuana, Cocaine Prices are Relatively Low in U.S.

An analysis of drug prices on the recently shuttered website Silk Road reveals cocaine and marijuana sell for less in the United States than in many other countries, CNN Money reports. …

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. …

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. …

1.3 Metric Tons of Cocaine Seized on Air France Flight

French officials announced the largest haul of cocaine ever seized in that country--1.3 metric tons, or 2,900 pounds—was found in suitcases on an Air France flight arriving from Venezuela. The drugs were worth at least $67 million, The New York Times reports. …

Drop in U.S. Cocaine Use Due to Waning Popularity, New Colombian Drug Strategies

The dramatic decrease in cocaine use in America is due to a number of factors, ranging from changing trends to new drug control strategies implemented by Colombia, according to NPR. …

Drug Used to Treat Epilepsy and Weight Loss Could Help Reduce Cocaine Addiction

A drug prescribed for both epilepsy and weight loss may help reduce cocaine use in people addicted to cocaine and alcohol, a new study suggests. …

Addiction Should be Treated as Public Health Issue: Kerlikowske

Addiction should be treated as a public health issue, National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske told participants of a conference on prescription drug abuse Thursday. …