Drugs

  • Zac Efron working with sobriety expert to control drug problem 07-04-2014 06:58 PM

    London: Actor Zac Efron has reportedly hired a sobriety coach in a bid to help him control his alleged drug problems. The 'High School Musical' star, who sought treatment in rehab last year to control his hard-partying lifestyle and drug issues, is apparently working with an expert to help him...
  • Sun Pharma to buy Ranbaxy in $3.2 billion deal 07-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Tokyo: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it will buy generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, which has hit regulatory snags in its key US market over quality issues, in an all-share deal with total equity value of $3.2 billion. Ranbaxy, India's No.1 drugmaker by sales and 63.4 per cent held...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer 01-04-2014 08:09 PM

    A history-sheeter, active in smuggling of drugs and fake currency across Indo-Pak border, was arrested from Barmer, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nabia alias Nawab (58) last night from his house in Gagaria village of Barmer district and recovered three mobile handsets and four SIM cards...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger defends violence in his film 'Sabotage'; says video games are worse 29-03-2014 12:41 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has defended the level of violence in his new movie 'Sabotage', saying that video games are worse. In the film, the former politician plays a boss within the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), whose members meet an unpleasant end after they rob a...
  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy 28-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Medical stores and pharmacies in Lucknow were closed on Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy. All wholesaler shops have also joined the one-day token protest, an office bearer of the striking drug association told IANS. Only drug stores inside the King George's Medical University will be open...
  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics 24-03-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: It's World TB day on Monday. Tuberculosis is a disease that is curable and yet proving to be a huge challenge for India. It's a disease which was declared a global health emergency in 1993 but continues to grow unchecked even today. With thousands of Indians succumbing to...
  • SC notice to Centre, Ranbaxy on plea against adulterated drugs 14-03-2014 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: There is more trouble for pharma giant Ranbaxy. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the company as well as the Centre on the basis of a petition that has sought a probe against Ranbaxy for allegedly supplying adulterated drugs in the country. The apex court has,...
  • Drug kits purchase scam: Chargesheet filed against six accused 12-03-2014 08:39 PM

    Lokayukta Police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against former Health Director, Dr Yogiraj Sharma and five others in the Rs seven core drug kits purchase scam in Madhya Pradesh. The chargesheet, running into 3700 pages, was filed in the court of special additional sessions Judge, Sanjay Salgaonkar. The scam took...
  • Russell Brand opens up on Winfrey's show about drug addiction 07-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Russell Brand sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid conversation about drug addiction on the latter's talk show. Brand will be seen sharing information about his former struggles with heroin and how life slowly recovered, in the premiere episode of Oprah Prime, airing Sunday, reports entertainment weekly....
  • Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug-related behaviour: Study 02-03-2014 06:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours to help detect and potentially prevent outbreaks, a new study has found. The study, led by University of California Los Angeles, suggests it may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use...
  • Drug trade rampant in Punjab, political blame game continues 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Chandigarh: Drug addiction has been a huge concern for the state of Punjab. In 2013, more than 300 kg of heroin valued at Rs 1500 crore was seized in Punjab. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Allegations have been leveled of the involvement of political leaders in the...
  • K'taka: 200 foreign tourists 'beaten up' by police on Valentine's Day 21-02-2014 06:01 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on Friday took a suo motu cognizance after a Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. The complaint, signed by around 82 people, spoke of brazen assault on nearly 200 tourists by "drunk policemen" at...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana 14-02-2014 07:33 AM

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for...
  • Hoffman's personal diaries reveal his struggle with addiction 12-02-2014 05:33 PM

    New York: Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's two personal diaries that were found during investigation reportedly reveal his struggle to overcome his addiction. Cops investigating the 46-year-old actor's death on February 2 due to an apparent drug overdose, discovered two of his private journals in his New York City apartment,...
  • Did Oscar winning Philip Seymore Hoffman have a 'hard-core' drug addiction? 11-02-2014 01:37 PM

    New York: Robert Vineberg, who was arrested on suspicion of providing drug to late Philip Seymore Hoffman, has revealed the 'Capote' star was a "hard-core addict" while denying his role in Hoffman's death. Vineberg, a jazz musician and an addict himself, called Hoffman a friend in a jailhouse interview to...
  • I was never tempted by drugs: Enrique Iglesias 08-02-2014 04:29 PM

    London: Spanish pop sensation Enrique Iglesias says he has never done drugs. The 38-year-old-singer said that despite being around people who use such substances regularly, he is never fascinated towards it, reported Contactmusic. "I was never tempted by drugs. The amount of times I've been asked, 'You don't do coke?...
  • I have never taken drugs despite temptations: Leonardo DiCaprio 07-02-2014 04:13 PM

    London: 'Wolf of Wall Street' star Leonardo DiCaprio said that his decision to never experiment with illegal substances stemmed from his upbringing. DiCaprio, 39, said he was surrounded with drug addicts since his childhood, reported Daily Mirror. "I've never done drugs. That's because I saw this stuff literally every day...
  • Manhattan funeral home hosts wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman 07-02-2014 07:22 AM

    New York: Actors and others close to Philip Seymour Hoffman paid their respects at a wake in Manhattan. The wake was held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home. It has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and James Cagney. Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred...
  • NY Police: Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin didn't have additive 05-02-2014 09:27 AM

    New York: Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police official said Tuesday. Samples taken from Hoffman's Manhattan apartment didn't contain the potent synthetic morphine, which is...
  • I'm proud of what I did: Somnath Bharti on midnight raid 04-02-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he was proud of his actions. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action. There is no question of apologising." He said that a...
  • Somnath Bharti uses Ugandan women's FIR to target critics 04-02-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti who has been under severe attack for his infamous raid at Khirki Extension must have breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after three Ugandan women registered a police complaint seeking protection from sex traffickers. Reacting for the first time to the latest...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims 04-02-2014 10:20 AM

    Los Angeles: Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March. A father of three with...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims 04-02-2014 07:35 AM

    Los Angeles: Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March. A father of three with...
  • Two Africans held with drugs at IGIA 03-02-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: Two African nationals, including a woman, have been apprehended for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth Rs 60 lakh from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). The duo, identified as Dzvetero Mtegwe Mcvee (34) and Macamo Paulo Azarias (27), were arrested by a CISF squad as they were flying to...
  • Delhi Police arrests Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist along with two drug peddlers 03-02-2014 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist along with two other drug peddlers. Police recovered 10 kgs of heroine from their possession. It claims that the suspected terrorist is a constable with J&K Police, based out of Pulwama. The heroine seized from the three is...
  • Snapshot: Outside the apartment where Oscar winning actor Hoffman was found dead 03-02-2014 08:57 AM

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment on Sunday with what officials said was...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's family 'devastated' by his death 03-02-2014 08:22 AM

    New York: The family of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says his death is "a tragic and sudden loss." The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday in his New York City apartment. In a statement, the family said the "outpouring of love and support" was appreciated. They asked people...
  • Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York 03-02-2014 07:28 AM

    New York: Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said...
  • FDA prohibits Ranbaxy products in US 24-01-2014 12:38 PM

    In a setback to Indian pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy, the US has prohibited it from producing and distributing "substandard quality" drugs for the American market from its Toansa facility in Punjab. In an order, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday prohibited Ranbaxy from distributing in the US the drugs manufactured...
  • USFDA bans drugs from Ranbaxy's Toansa API plant 24-01-2014 10:40 AM

    The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has banned Ranbaxy's Punjab-based Toansa Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) plant. "Ranbaxy Laboratories is prohibited from manufacturing and distributing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from its facility in Toansa, India, for FDA-regulated drug products. The Toansa facility is now subject to certain terms of a...