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Spain seizes 720kg of cocaine as UK announces huge bust
The drugs have been found in vessels coming from South America, and hidden on board hoping to avoid detection.
Promising new vaccine offers hope of breaking cocaine addiction
The vaccine is designed to help produce anti-cocaine antibodies in the body of a person who is chemically dependent on the substance.
France issues warning against using nasal decongestant cold medicines
France's medicines agency warned people not to take oral nasal decongestant medicines containing pseudoephedrine over potential risk of strokes.
Fake Ozempic pens identified in European countries, EU regulators warn
Ozempic is a diabetes medicine that has been in high demand.
Over 600 kilos of cannabis seized at French-Spanish border
Police stopped a vehicle crossing the French-Spanish border which was carrying 603 kilos of cannabis as well as €38,000 in cash. They arrested the driver and another man they believed to be one of the organisers of a wider drug trafficking network.
Growing drugs shortage is leaving pharmacists and patients in the dark
Shortages of common older medicines are increasing. Experts say it’s in part because pharmaceutical companies are de-incentivised from producing them.
Europe must reduce its demand for cocaine: Colombian defence minister
Iván Velásquez Gómez said his country was doing its bit in the fight against organised crime and the EU must now do the same.
Two charged after record €150m cocaine seizure off Irish coast
A ship intercepted by the Irish Navy off the Cork coast was found to be carrying the largest shipment of cocaine ever seized by Irish authorities.
Europe's drug death capital tries a new way of reducing fatalities
With by far the highest drug abuse death rate in Europe, Scotland is pursuing new ways of bringing fatalities down.
What is the 'zombie drug' known in the UK as 'monkey dust'?
The UK government is looking into making monkey dust, a drug that reportedly can cause hallucinations and psychosis, a class A substance.
Christiana: Denmark’s hippie paradise asks to shut down Pusher Street
The residents of the neighbourhood of Christiana, traditionally a hippie paradise where the cannabis trade has flourished despite bans, asked authorities for help shutting down its Pusher Street after a slew of recent gang-related murders.
Scotland still has Europe's highest drugs deaths, new figures show
The number of drug deaths fell from the previous year's figures but are huge in comparison to numbers from 20 years ago, and other European countries.
Living the high life: Where in Europe is cannabis use legal?
While medical marijuana is becoming more available in Europe, cannabis remains illegal in most EU countries for personal use.
France sends elite police unit to Marseille to tackle drugs crimewave
CRS 8 special police unit is being deployed to fight against the bloody war for the control of drug trafficking in Marseille. The gang war has killed 12 people since mid-July.
German Cabinet set to approve plans to liberalise cannabis rules
Approval of the plan would be the first step to legalising possession of limited amounts of the drug and allow 'cannabis club' members to buy it for recreational purposes.
Popular heartburn drugs linked to higher risk of dementia
Taking acid reflux medications for four and a half years or more can lead to a higher risk of dementia, researchers have said.
Record-breaking seizure of cocaine worth €600 million in Netherlands
Prosecutors say the drugs were hidden in a container of bananas from Ecuador
France loses more money from tobacco and alcohol than it gains
A new report has found that the cost to public finances related to alcohol and tobacco use exceeds any money the state gains from taxes on those products.
French police seize thousands of cannabis plants in Alpine raid
An eight-month investigation uncovered an enormous growing operation near Grenoble.
Nearly 200,000 cannabis plants worth €150m seized by UK police
Hundreds are facing criminal charges after a swoop that also netted cocaine, cash and illegal weapons.