Archive for the ‘Drugs’ Category

St. John’s Wort Again Proven Better than Antidepressant Drugs

July 7, 2009

The popular herbal extract St. John’s wort is more effective at treating the symptoms of depression than any antidepressant drug, and has fewer side effects, researchers from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich have concluded.

“Overall, the St John’s Wort extracts tested in the trials were superior to placebo, similarly effective as standard anti-depressants, and had fewer side effects than standard anti-depressants,” lead researcher Klaus Linde said.


CIA Topples Honduran President To Protect Drugs Trade?

June 29, 2009

In 2008, Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras, openly called for the legalization of drugs as a way to tackle drug-trafficking violence.

Reportedly, the CIA and elements of the CIA-backed military in Honduras have been involved in the drugs trade.

On 29 June 2009, the CIA reportedly used the Honduran military to oust Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president of Honduras.

UN wants ‘flood of drugs’ in Afghanistan to devalue opium

May 27, 2009

United Nations officials in Afghanistan are attempting to create a “flood of drugs” in the country intended to destroy the value of opium and force poppy farmers to switch to legal crops such as wheat.

After the failure to destroy fields of the scarlet flowers in Afghanistan’s volatile south, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the answer is to stop the drugs from leaving the country in the first place.

Jesse Ventura on CNN – Waterboarding Cheney & Legalising Drugs

May 13, 2009

Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

May 13, 2009

Popular US breakfast cereal Cheerios is a drug, at least if the claims made on the label by its manufacturer General Mills are anything to go by, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said.

World cocaine market ‘in retreat’

May 12, 2009

The international cocaine market is “in retreat” after a year of successful operations around the world, the Serious Organised Crime Agency claims.

Opium harvest in Afghanistan as US troops look on

May 6, 2009