• Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Drug

No to drug abuse and illicit trafficking

No to drug abuse and illicit trafficking

THE United Nations General Assembly designated June26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The Day raises awareness of two important issues -- World Drug Day and the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking. Established in 1987, the day is now in its 27 year and its pro-health campaign is stronger than ever. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) invites individuals, non-profit organisations, the private sector and member states to get involved by: (i) organising outreach or institutional events to mark June 26...

Drug peddling goes on

The Karwan Bazar railway slum has been the epicentre of the drugs trade in the country, which has seen the crime flourish even amid frequent police raids in recent months. Law enforcers of nearby Tejgaon and Tejgaon police stations in fact safeguard the illegal trade in exchange for bribes, local people and some drugs peddlers have said. Police cases and jail terms are perceived by traders as merely financial burdens -- not as the deterrent they are meant to be, they...

Law Letters

The relevancy of 'rollback clause' for LDCs IPRs regime

The relevancy of 'rollback clause' for LDCs IPRs regime

The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), with its 'one-size-fits-all' approach has created serious implications for the developing and least developed countries (LDCs) in the field of public health, agriculture and development. Having recognised the insufficiency in infrastructure and policy regime for enforcing the stringent IPRs standards as envisaged...

Say no to terrorism and militancy, PM asks children

Say no to terrorism and militancy, PM asks children

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the children to adopt the philosophy and ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and say no to drugs, terrorism and militancy. “Terrorism, militancy and drugs destroy ones life; you’ve to say no to drugs, terrorism and militancy,” the PM said while addressing a children’s...

GLOBAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

The drug industry's poison pills

ONE does not need to spend a lifetime in the global health-care sector to appreciate that substandard or counterfeit drugs are a major public-health hazard. These bogus products have infiltrated pharmaceutical supply chains from Azerbaijan to Zambia, wrecking the most promising programs to control, manage, and eradicate deadly diseases. Yet little is being done to stop this criminal activity. Growing up in Pakistan, I realized how vital it was for my mother, like any educated parent, to know which drugs...

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