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.