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Has the West covered up its own sports drug cheats?

Russia fielded a diminished Olympic team at Rio 2016, and its Paralympic team was excluded entirely, after findings of widespread, state-orchestrated doping.

Russia fielded a diminished Olympic team at Rio 2016, and its Paralympic team was excluded entirely, after findings of widespread, state-orchestrated doping.

Sport

IOC strip three Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 Olympic gold medals

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

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Five key trends in Europe’s drug market

Europe’s drugs agency has today released an 84-page report about the latest developments around narcotics on the continent.

Europe’s drugs agency has today released an 84-page report about the latest developments around narcotics on the continent.

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Superbugs could kill ‘10 million people a year by 2050’

The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government. Ten million lives a year and a

The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government. Ten million lives a year and a

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Germany to legalise medicinal marijuana

Germany is to legalise "cannabis":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis for medical purposes early next year, according to health minister Hermann Gröhe.

Germany is to legalise "cannabis":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis for medical purposes early next year, according to health minister Hermann Gröhe.

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Call for witnesses: Buying legal highs online

In April, Euronews will launch its new Insiders programme. Taking up from our successful Reporter series, the weekly show will uncover the truth

In April, Euronews will launch its new Insiders programme. Taking up from our successful Reporter series, the weekly show will uncover the truth

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Romanian police make record heroin seizure

Police in Romania have made the country’s record seizure of heroin, recovering 333 kilograms of the drug with an estimated street value of over 40

Police in Romania have made the country’s record seizure of heroin, recovering 333 kilograms of the drug with an estimated street value of over 40

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Berlin uncovers 'biggest ever' crystal meth stash

Police in Berlin say they have found the German capital’s biggest ever stash of crystal meth. Some 4.5 kg of metamphetamine, with an estimated

Police in Berlin say they have found the German capital’s biggest ever stash of crystal meth. Some 4.5 kg of metamphetamine, with an estimated

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Poland: 'Strongman' drugs scare puts 150 people in hospital

More than 150 people have been taken to hospital in southern Poland with the symptoms of drug poisoning after taking a substance called ‘Strongman’

More than 150 people have been taken to hospital in southern Poland with the symptoms of drug poisoning after taking a substance called ‘Strongman’

Europe

Europe has gone to pot: marijuana still most popular drug in the EU

Marijuana is still the most-used drug in Europe, according to a new EU report released on Thursday. Seventy-nine million Europeans have tried it at

Marijuana is still the most-used drug in Europe, according to a new EU report released on Thursday. Seventy-nine million Europeans have tried it at

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Pfizer and Merck team up to work on anti-cancer treatment

The pharmaceutical companies Merck and Pfizer have signed a deal to develop and market immunology drugs that target cancer. The two are developing

The pharmaceutical companies Merck and Pfizer have signed a deal to develop and market immunology drugs that target cancer. The two are developing

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French policeman arrested on suspicion of mass drugs steal

French authorities have detained a police officer suspected of stealing around 52 kg of cocaine. The drugs, with an estimated worth of 2 million

French authorities have detained a police officer suspected of stealing around 52 kg of cocaine. The drugs, with an estimated worth of 2 million

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Pot smokers made to wait on first day of sales in Washington state

The north-western state of Washington in the United States may have legalized the sale of marijuana on Tuesday but for many of those hoping to

The north-western state of Washington in the United States may have legalized the sale of marijuana on Tuesday but for many of those hoping to

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'Cannibal' drug downplayed by European expert

Europe’s drugs agency has poured cold water on the alleged cannibalistic effects of new stimulant MDPV – linked to nearly a hundred

Europe’s drugs agency has poured cold water on the alleged cannibalistic effects of new stimulant MDPV – linked to nearly a hundred

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State-sanctioned marijuana sales defended by Uruguay president

Uruguay’s president has been answering his critics over state-sanctioned marijuana sales, a move aimed at undermining drug trafficking in the

Uruguay’s president has been answering his critics over state-sanctioned marijuana sales, a move aimed at undermining drug trafficking in the

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FBI speaks out on Trans-Atlantic mafia drugs arrests

The FBI has been giving more details of an alleged global mafia heroin and cocaine trafficking ring as suspects in New York were led away to

The FBI has been giving more details of an alleged global mafia heroin and cocaine trafficking ring as suspects in New York were led away to

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Christmas crackdown on drug driving in Spain

Drink driving used to be the big menace at Christmas but as Spanish traffic police have found, the use of drugs at the wheel is fast becoming an

Drink driving used to be the big menace at Christmas but as Spanish traffic police have found, the use of drugs at the wheel is fast becoming an

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MTV award winner Miley Cyrus in 'cannabis' stunt

In her latest eyebrow-raising stunt, Miley Cyrus lit what may have been a cannabis joint on stage at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in

In her latest eyebrow-raising stunt, Miley Cyrus lit what may have been a cannabis joint on stage at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in

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Successful Italian drug rehab centre wants to go American

It was the magic number that the assembled experts at the World Bank impressed most: 72%. That is the follow-up success rate for drug addicts who

It was the magic number that the assembled experts at the World Bank impressed most: 72%. That is the follow-up success rate for drug addicts who

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Your ideas about legalisation

"If you can not beat it...Join It! Like prostitution, whether you like it or not, it will be there, so better to legalize and control!"...

"If you can not beat it...Join It! Like prostitution, whether you like it or not, it will be there, so better to legalize and control!"...

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Legalisation: solution of the drug issue or highway to hell?

A study finds that the prices of illegal drugs have generally declined, while their purity has increased over the past twenty years...

A study finds that the prices of illegal drugs have generally declined, while their purity has increased over the past twenty years...

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Poland: addicts are getting younger

Most commonly used drugs The most common drug among Poles is cannabis, followed by sedatives and non-prescription hypnotics (such as sleeping

Most commonly used drugs The most common drug among Poles is cannabis, followed by sedatives and non-prescription hypnotics (such as sleeping