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Grim Chart Reveals Afghanistan’s Booming Opium Industry

For the past 10 years, troops from the U.S. and allies have been in Afghanistan as part of a war that has cost billions of dollars. So, what happened to the country’s opium poppy crop during that time? It’s at a record high: Reuters reports that the country’s record crop […]
Grim Chart Reveals Afghanistan’s Booming Opium Industry
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The Spike In Myanmar’s Opium Production Could Destabilize All Of Asia

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mohn_z06.jpg”] Despite efforts to combat the cultivation opium in Southeast Asia, production of the cash crop has doubled in the last six years and the price has risen dramatically, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).In Myanmar, opium poppy cultivation […]
The Spike In Myanmar’s Opium Production Could Destabilize All Of Asia
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Americans Consume 80 per cent Of the World’s Painkillers

[credit provider=”Flickr/adumb!” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tippa/1375622204/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Americans consume 80 per cent of the world’s painkillers, which translates into more than 110 tons of addictive opiates every year, the BBC reports.   The finding comes from congressional testimony by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Americans Consume 80 per cent Of the World’s Painkillers