Swedish researchers have discovered that oseltamivir (Tamiflu); an antiviral drug used to prevent and mitigate influenza infections is not removed or degraded during normal sewage treatment. Consequently, in countries where Tamiflu is used at a high frequency, there is a risk that its concentration in natural waters can reach levels where influenza viruses in nature will develop resistance to it.
Drug users know their stuff
November 24, 2009 Drug users know their stuff
Drug users are well informed about the harms associated with the drugs they use, and perceive alcohol and tobacco to be amongst the most dangerous substances, according to a survey by UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that the current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in the UK may need to be revisited.
Move puts burden of paying for sewage system upgrades on District residents. So now the residents of DC, most of whom, believe it or not, are poor and middle class, must pay for the upgrades to the DC sewage system. These upgrades are required by...the federal government. Various government agencies are calling the fees "an impermissible tax of the federal government."
The birth of a couple’s first child is supposed to be a joyous occasion -- and for the first three days, it was for Elizabeth Mort and her partner Alex Rodriguez. But then the commonwealth of Pennsylvania took their young daughter away after the hospital where she was born reported the mother for testing positive on a drug test. Her drug of choice? An “everything” bagel from Dunkin’ Donuts.
The story cites all the horrors of the drug war, but doesn't aknowledge that it is the drug war itself, that is the problem. It mentions than Iran is the biggest user of heroin. Don't they have strict drug laws? It's the "worlds" job to control drug use
Instead of punishing users who the report says "do no harm to others", the commission argues that governments should end criminalisation of drug use, experiment with legal models that would undermine organised crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for drug-users in need.