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EU says it is safe to eat worms
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Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat
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In Brief

Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Oct 2020
Should the UK decriminalise drugs?
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In Depth

Should the UK decriminalise drugs?

Police to drop charges for repeat drug use offences
26 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas
South African athlete Caster Semenya
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas

What does Caster Semenya’s latest defeat say about gender? Is Colombia slipping into conflict? And are killer whales turning against us?
18 Sep 2020
How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic
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In Depth

How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic

Lockdown panic buying has seen drugs become the ‘toilet rolls of Britain’s criminal world’
10 Jun 2020
Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?
Antibiotics
In Brief

Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?

Breakthrough dubbed the ‘holy grail’ of antibiotics research
4 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 18 May
18 May 2020

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Instant Op: EU will be ‘destroyed’ by coronavirus response
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In Depth

Instant Op: EU will be ‘destroyed’ by coronavirus response

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 2 April
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus restrictions ‘may fuel gang wars’
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In Depth

Coronavirus restrictions ‘may fuel gang wars’

New report by former counterterrorism commander analyses outbreak’s potential impact on crime and law
23 Mar 2020
Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?
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In Depth

Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?

Many users still buy from unlicensed dealers despite legalisation of the drug
20 Mar 2020
Drugs as easy to buy online as pizza, says government report
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In Depth

Drugs as easy to buy online as pizza, says government report

Independent review warns of ‘abundant supply’ of illegal narcotics coming into UK
28 Feb 2020
Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis
Marijuana
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Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis

Potential for raising tax revenue may be among the most compelling attractions
11 Feb 2020
Mexico murder rate hits all-time high
Sinaloa Drug Cartel
In Depth

Mexico murder rate hits all-time high

Nearly 35,000 people were killed in 2019 despite government pledge to curb cartel violence
23 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Capitalism best hope for roaring Twenties
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Instant Opinion: Capitalism best hope for roaring Twenties

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 2 January
2 Jan 2020
How magic mushroom medicine could treat depression
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In Brief

How magic mushroom medicine could treat depression

Active ingredient psilocybin is found to have no harmful effects in its first clinical trial
12 Dec 2019
Nitrous oxide: Amazon and eBay under pressure to ban sales
Hippy Crack Nitrous Oxide
In Depth

Nitrous oxide: Amazon and eBay under pressure to ban sales

Online retailers selling drug paraphernalia
15 Nov 2019
Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients
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In Depth

Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients

Project Twenty21 will test seven medical conditions including chronic pain
7 Nov 2019
What are county lines?
Cocaine prepared for street sale
In Depth

What are county lines?

More than 700 arrests made in nationwide crackdown
18 Oct 2019
Who is El Chapo and what did he do?
El Chapo
In Depth

Who is El Chapo and what did he do?

Capture of the drug cartel boss’s son triggers deadly gunfight
18 Oct 2019
Fact Check: how bad is America’s opioid crisis?
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In Depth

Fact Check: how bad is America’s opioid crisis?

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson hit with $572m fine for its part in opioid crisis
27 Aug 2019
Loch Ness monster mystery ‘to be solved next month’
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In Brief

Loch Ness monster mystery ‘to be solved next month’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Aug 2019
What is driving drug deaths to record high?
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In Brief

What is driving drug deaths to record high?

Cuts to treatment programmes blamed but others say responsibility lies with drug users themselves
16 Aug 2019
What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?
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In Brief

What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?

New report will show that deaths from drugs have surged in the country
16 Jul 2019
The Gosport Hospital scandal, explained
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In Depth

The Gosport Hospital scandal, explained

Fresh criminal investigation to be launched into deaths of 450 people
1 May 2019
police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS
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In Brief

police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS

Backlash after officers filmed rifling through stage four pancreatic cancer patient Nolan Sousley’s bags
12 Mar 2019
What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?
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In Depth

What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?

Spray containing ketamine-related chemical hailed as ‘breakthrough’ but side effects spark concerns
8 Mar 2019
How a new pill could reduce asthma attacks
A variety of pills and drugs
In Depth

How a new pill could reduce asthma attacks

The drug Fevipiprant improves air flow to the lungs by removing muscle in the airway lining, a study has shown
15 Feb 2019
Is Xanax safe?
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In Depth

Is Xanax safe?

Soaring number of deaths linked to anxiety drug amid increased usage among teens
5 Feb 2019
What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?
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In Brief

What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?

US lobbyists seek changes to UK standards amid fears rush for quick trade deal could see protections weakened
30 Jan 2019
NHS medicine shortage: what medicines are affected?
A variety of pills and drugs
In Brief

NHS medicine shortage: what medicines are affected?

Pharmacists warn of delays and price increases for commonly prescribed drugs
18 Jan 2019
Brit facing 15 years in Indonesian jail over cannabis oil
In Brief

Brit facing 15 years in Indonesian jail over cannabis oil

Cornish artist Pip Holmes arrested after allegedly going to collect package containing 31kg of medicinal THC oil
18 Dec 2018
Money mules swallowing wads of cash for Colombian drug gangs
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In Brief

Money mules swallowing wads of cash for Colombian drug gangs

Police arrest 27 people from criminal networks smuggling dirty money from Mexico
7 Dec 2018
Steep rise in older Britons hospitalised for drug abuse
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In Brief

Steep rise in older Britons hospitalised for drug abuse

Number of middle-aged patients suffering drug-related mental disorders has surged by 85% over the past decade
3 Dec 2018
British brothers wanted on drug charges arrested in Thailand
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British brothers wanted on drug charges arrested in Thailand

UK police had issued appeal for help to track down Joseph and Gregory Mulhare
23 Nov 2018
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