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9 Sep 2019

Oil found in cannabis vaping products linked to mystery lung illnesses in US

Health officials have found the same chemical in marijuana products used by people sickened by a mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping in the US. The patients are in different parts of the country and have used different brands of products in recent weeks. The chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E.


22 Aug 2019

Non-prescribed use of pharmaceutical drugs

Use of pharmaceuticals is a major public health concern in Australia, with widespread non-prescribed use resulting in a range of harms. There are many types of pharmaceuticals that are used in this way, including steroids, nonbenzodiazepines, some anti-psychotics and codeine.


16 Aug 2019

British American Tobacco’s takeover of Twisp wins South Africa approval

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) proposed takeover of e-cigarette maker Twisp won approval from South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Tuesday after the UK-based group agreed to a series of conditions.


15 Aug 2019

Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

Drug deaths rose sharply in England and Wales to reach record numbers last year, official figures show. There were 2,917 deaths from illicit drugs in 2018, the Office of National Statistics said, a rise of 17 percent.

Research blog

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) is a peer-reviewed journal for social science research into alcohol and drugs as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking. Here you will find short summaries of the articles published in the jounal.

NAD 1/2018 (February)

This issue of NAD deals with microdosing, alcohol-related maltreatment, gender differences among adolescents with substance abuse problems, [...]

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