Who needs clubs when you can dance in the street?
The real age of the rave was the early 90s, when politics and partying combined to extraordinary result. And once again we find ourselves in hard times ...
The wrong prescription.
We more readily trust medical treatments but not the people who treat us.
Sucking all the fun out of life.
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Here's how the Psychoactive Substances Bill will stand in the way of human flourishing.
Combination drugs are considered an innovation of India's medicines industry but they are not as safe as they should be.
The extensive preparations for Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s escape from the maximum-security Altiplano prison took place within sight of its watchtowers.
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'El Chapo's' jailbreak seemingly confirms American narratives that represent Mexico as a corrupt, sluggish and failing state. Overlooked is America's own role in the rise of powerful drug cartels.
Making sense of madness.
Carroll's pivotal children's classic offers a timeless mystery for generations to come.
Grasping for a solution.
There's a worrying lack of evidence for what works when it comes to drug treatment. And our addiction services are suffering as a result.
SCOTUS effectively continued the practice of lethal injection with its ruling. But is lethal injection really as humane as we think?
Indonesia is forcing people with drug dependence problems to go into rehab.
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
Good old fashioned fun.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
One child dies every minute from Malaria in Africa.
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A new drug that stops the malaria parasite in its tracks, and could be delivered in a single dose, has researchers excited about treatment prospects for the disease.
Prohibition of popping pills to hit night clubs near you.
The government's "blanket ban" on legal highs goes against the evidence.
The US version of the Rollings Stones’ 1965 LP Out of Our Heads featured Satisfaction.
Fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones released their breakthrough single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which debuted in the US during the first week of June 1965. The band’s previous singles had done well…
Bag it up. Is airport security at risk?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.
Though no magic bullet, bedaquiline has provided rich lessons about the challenges posed in global efforts to curb the TB epidemic.
Australia’s politicians were unable to save Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan from a firing squad in Indonesia.
Australia's politicians were unable to make the most persuasive argument for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran because Australia is also a combatant in the misguided war on drugs.
Methylamphetamine, in particular crystal meth or ‘ice’, has been the subject of much scrutiny in Australia in recent times.
How does the ACC report help inform the debate around methylamphetamine, and what practical lessons can Australian society and law enforcement draw from it?
Rugby union star Karmichael Hunt has been stood down by his club pending a court appearance on drug supply charges.
There is a tension between views of players’ rights under employment contracts and their responsibilities – both ethically and contractually
What if we had a pill that nullified some of the negative effects of alcohol and helped alcoholics drink less?
Imagine a pill that nullified some of the nasty effects of alcohol. A new study looking at oxytocin suggests such a pill might be possible.