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US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol
25 Mar 2019
US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol. The CDC has released new data showing the changes from 1991 to 2017. Figures show that 60.4% of American high schoolers tried alcohol in 2017. That's a fall from 81.6% in 1991.
Skating to a better future in Maputo
8 Feb 2019
For the past 11 years, the Maputo Skate movement has been encouraging young people to stay out of trouble. But how can skating keep kids in school and away from drugs?
6 reasons Nigerians engage in abuse drugs
1 Feb 2019
6 reasons Nigerians engage in abuse drugs.
Lawmaker begs politicians to discourage youths from drugs abuse
25 Dec 2018
Lawmaker begs politicians to discourage youths from drugs abuse.
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer plan to demerge into two operations
23 Dec 2018
Science & Tech
UK drugmaker Glaxo wants to split in two businesses, after agreeing with its US rival Pfizer to form a consumer health joint venture that will become the world's biggest provider of non-prescription drugs.
Nigerian start-up tackles spread of fake drugs in West Africa
22 Oct 2018
Nigerian company Medsaf is combatting the spread of fake drugs in West Africa by connecting hospitals and pharmacies with multinational and local drug manufacturers.
Multiple drug overdoses reported in a Connecticut park
16 Aug 2018
Multiple people are reported to have overdosed on a synthetic drug known as K2 at the New Haven Green, as officials rushed them to a hospital.
8 years in battle with drugs, my Lagos diaries tells Fatima's story
8 Mar 2018
8 years in a battle with drugs, my Lagos diaries tells Fatima's story.
CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion
4 Dec 2017
U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies.
Drugs on the streets
24 Oct 2017
Cannabis is the most commonly used drug at the global level, with an estimated 183 million people have used the drug in 2014.
Customs service intercepts drugs, other items worth over N200m
15 Jul 2017
Customs service intercepts drugs, other items worth over N200m.
Tiger Woods arrested on reported DUI charge
29 May 2017
Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports.