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Social media used to sell pharma drugs to youth, report says

VIENNA (Reuters) – Illegal “Internet pharmacies” are using social media to market drugs to young people, an international report said on Tuesday. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors the implementation of U.N. drug control conventions, said illicit drugs as well as prescription medicines were being ordered online from…

Study: Marijuana compound helps mitigate cocaine addiction in mice

Researchers in Maryland and Beijing have learned that a component marijuana helps mitigate cocaine addiction in mice, leading some to hope that marijuana may one day become the next big anti-addiction therapy. The discovery was announced in the July 2011 edition of Nature Neuroscience. The study found that cannabidiol, an…