Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans

Data and statistics from the United States Government estimated that there were 336,000 people in the United States over the age of 55 who were misusing or addicted to prescription pain relievers in 2012. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that the figures for 2012 were 132,000 higher than 10… Continue reading Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans

Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

In the fiscal year 2013, the United States Federal Government spent $320 Million on drug addiction research, according to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The amount of federal spending was down 20 percent when compared to the inflation adjusted amount of $402 Million in 2010. When adjusted for inflation, the amount of federal spending… Continue reading Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

Price of Valium for Sale on the UK Black Market

An investigation conducted by the Daily Star in London found that the anti-depression pill Valium was readily available for purchase on the black market. One drug dealer in Liverpool was offering black market Valium for sale for $4.98 (£3) per pill. The dealer had a pack of 50 Valium tablets. Another dealer based in Manchester… Continue reading Price of Valium for Sale on the UK Black Market

Buying and Selling Drugs in Cambodia

Through the use of our User Submitted Data Form, a reader of Havocscope submitted information about the illegal drug trade in Cambodia. According to the reader, the prices of drugs in Cambodia vary depending if the buyer is a local Cambodian or a tourist / foreigner. In addition, an expat who is closely connected to… Continue reading Buying and Selling Drugs in Cambodia

How Prescription Drugs Abusers Get their Drugs

According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, most people in the United States who are addicted to prescription drugs receive the drugs from doctors or friends and relatives for free and not from drug dealers. Over 25 percent of people who abused painkillers daily said that they had received… Continue reading How Prescription Drugs Abusers Get their Drugs

India as a Source Country for Drugs in South Asia

According to data released by criminal justice programs, India is a main supplier of illegal narcotics to countries in South Asia. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) reported that drugs and ingredients from India’s pharmaceutical industry is diverted to the black market. The illicit pharmaceutical pills are either trafficked domestically or smuggled on to the… Continue reading India as a Source Country for Drugs in South Asia

Number of Heroin and Prescription Drugs Overdose Deaths in the US

Based on media reports from 2014, the latest available figures on the number of overdose deaths in the United States from heroin and prescription drugs abuse is as follows: In 2010, there were 13,652 deaths from overdosing on prescription drugs in the United States. The number of deaths from overdosing on prescription drugs was more… Continue reading Number of Heroin and Prescription Drugs Overdose Deaths in the US

Availability of Pharmaceutical Drugs on the Black Market

According to the World Anti-Doping Agency, around 25 percent of all legitimate pharmaceutical drugs made in the world is available to buy on the black market. The director general of WADA stated the scale of the available of drugs after a scientist with the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow was caught selling a drug… Continue reading Availability of Pharmaceutical Drugs on the Black Market

Abortion Pill Online Cost

According to various media reports, women who are pregnant in the United Kingdom are buying abortion pills at online websites that sell the pill on the black market. The women are paying $128 (£78) for an abortion pill that they buy from websites. The abortion pills are sold by East Asian organized crime gangs selling… Continue reading Abortion Pill Online Cost

Steroids Use in New South Wales

A survey of 2,400 drug injecting users in Australia found that the taking of performance enhancing drugs increased sharply amongst young men in the country. 74 percent of people in New South Wales who started injecting drugs into their bodies injected performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in 2013.  In 2003, the number who started… Continue reading Steroids Use in New South Wales