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UK Scotland: OPED: You Scots Care. Don't Lose That or You'll End Up Like England

Sun, 09 Aug 1998 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 09 Aug 1998 - The father of ecstasy victim Leah speaks out after the death of Perth 18-year-old Julia Dawes WHENEVER another young person dies through drug misuse or abuse, especially ecstasy, I am normally contacted for my comments and am usually told: "Your drug awareness isn't working, is it?" My reply to that is generally along the lines of: "It is in Scotland."

US MA: Wire: NYC Lawyer Found Guilty In Largest Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Fri, 31 Jul 1998 07:00:00 GMT

Business Wire, 31 Jul 1998 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-A New York City lawyer was found guilty by a jury late yesterday in connection with the largest and longest running indoor marijuana growing operation ever in New England. Donald K. Stern, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, George Festa, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, and Michael Lahey, Acting Chief of the Criminal Investigative Division of the Internal Revenue Service, announced that HERBERT B. DERMAN, age 67, a lawyer from New York City, and North Egremont, Massachusetts, was found guilty after a three week jury trial of conspiracy to cultivate more than 1,000 marijuana plants. The jury also found that DERMAN'S residence and 200 acres of real property in North Egremont, MA, isho be forfeited to the United States.

US MA: Will Crystal Meth Hit New England Next?

Tue, 07 Jul 1998 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Phoenix, 7 Jul 1998 - Drug Watch by Jason Gay For some reason, New England has never gotten seriously hooked on meth. Other areas of the country, from Southern California to the back nines of the Midwest, have been knee-deep for the better part of a decade in methamphetamine, an injectable, snortable, or smokable stimulant that is known, depending on its form, as "crystal meth," "speed," "crank," "glass," or "ice." Yet New England has been largely unscathed, a six-state refuge from a drug that has ravaged the inner city, farm country, and middle-class suburbia with equal abandon.

The Spectre Of Addiction Could Burst The Prozac Bubble

Sat, 06 Dec 1997 08:00:00 GMT

New Scientist, 06 Dec 1997 - THE world's love affair with the antidepressant drug Prozac could end in tears, according to a report written independently by a member of the WHO's Advisory Panel on Drug Policies and Management. Charles Medawar says that the side effects of Prozac and its relatives have been underestimated, the drugs may be addictive and they are not as effective as was first hoped. Prozac is the best known of several drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which treat depression by boosting levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in nerve synapses. SSRIs have been on sale in Britain for 10 years. In that time they have racked up 17,845 official reports of adverse effects from GPs.

100,000 tax demand for drugs trafficker
Irish Independent, 20 Oct 1997 - A BRITISH drugs trafficker living in Co Cork has been served with a tax bill for over