'Narco-deforestation' has boomed in the region as the trade has been pushed out of Mexico and the Caribbean.
In a study, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.
Mood swings and sudden changes in behavior can be a normal part of growing up but they can also signal substance abuse.
Nearly 2 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids, and more than half a million abuse or are dependent on heroin—statistics that have skyrocketed over the past decade.
Young people addiction to opioids started out in the United States but might enter Latin America along with its social consequences in a society that’s already in crisis.
The business is expanding to the developing world.
A Canadian company called PharmaCielo, with the government’s approval, is working to produce the drug legally in Colombia and is looking to hire.