US & Canada

US opioid crisis: Oklahoma takes Johnson & Johnson to court

Oklahoma court case could have major implications for United States' opioid crisis.

US & Canada

Canada's Ontario province to sue opioid makers

Announcement comes as the US state of Oklahoma is poised to become the first to go to trial against drugmakers.

Canada's Ontario province to sue opioid makers

Albania

Albania government denies links to organised crime

Protesters say the government in Tirana has failed to crack down on criminal gangs.

Albania government denies links to organised crime

Asia Pacific

Indonesia court sentences Frenchman to death for drug smuggling

Dorfin was arrested in September carrying a suitcase filled with about three kilograms of drugs.

Indonesia court sentences Frenchman to death for drug smuggling

UpFront

Is the so-called US 'war on drugs' really working?

We look at whether the arrest of Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' has had any impact on the drug flow from Mexico.

Is the so-called US 'war on drugs' really working?

Drugs

Istanbul airport witnesses first drug bust, Iranian suspects held

Some 350 heroin capsules found stashed in the bodies of eight Iranian suspects, who had flown from Hakkari to Istanbul.

Istanbul airport witnesses first drug bust, Iranian suspects held

Drugs

Mexican drug cartels, poppy farmers and the US fentanyl crisis

How Mexico's drug cartels are feeding the US opioid crisis, and putting the country's poppy farmers out of business.

China

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking

Fan Wei becomes second Canadian to be sentenced to death for drug offences in China this year amid diplomatic tensions.

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking

Latin America

Mexico drugs: Fentanyl takes over heroin market

Fentanyl, about 50 times stronger than heroin, takes only two days to make, while heroin takes five months.

Fault Lines

Recovering from Rehab: Work-based Therapy in the US

Investigating US drug rehab centres where recovery through work is promised but exploitation of labour is the reality.

Nigeria

'Nothing matters to me any more when I take Tramadol'

IDPs who fled attacks use drug imported illegally from India to cope with post-traumatic stress and challenges in camps.

After escaping Boko Haram, Nigerian IDPs addicted to Tramadol

UpFront

Has the US 'war on drugs' failed?

Derek Maltz and Sanho Tree debate the one-trillion-dollar 'war on drugs' and Trump's dream of a border wall with Mexico.

Has the US 'war on drugs' failed?

UpFront

Afghanistan: Is peace with the Taliban possible?

We ask Abdullah Abdullah about US-Taliban peace talks and debate the so-called US war on drugs.

Afghanistan: Is peace with the Taliban possible?

101 East

Asia's Meth Boom

Investigating why Myanmar has become the world's biggest meth producer, driving a meth explosion in the region.

Prescription drugs

Museums reject donations from Sacklers amid US opioid crisis

Efforts by museums to publicly distance themselves from the alleged tainted money of the Sacklers are unprecedented.