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Think before you give your kid a spoon of cough syrup!

They are banned for kids below 12 years of age in many countries like the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand but sadly, can be seen in almost every medical shop in India.

Enforce strict laws to curb drugs: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said there are areas in the state that are known for cultivation of cannabis and opium and the practice needs to be curbed by enforcing strict laws.

West Bengal: TMC leader Subodh Pramanik arrested for possessing opium, bombs

West Bengal: TMC leader Subodh Pramanik arrested for possessing opium, bombs

The opium was recovered after officials raided Pramanik’s house at Sabdalpur village.

Enjoyed street side parantha? Found it addictive? You might have consumed drug-laced parantha!

Enjoyed street side parantha? Found it addictive? You might have consumed drug-laced parantha!

Many of us must have consumed paranthas at street side shops. You must have liked it and maybe found it tasty. But, if you find it addictive, there is a strong possibility that you might have consumed drug-laced parantha - 'ganja parantha' or 'opium parantha'. 

Long-term use of opioid may increase risk of depression

Longer duration of use of opioid is linked with onset of depression after controlling for pain and daily morphine equivalent doses.

Now India can import opium seeds from 16 countries: DGFT

Opium is mainly used for manufacturing alkaloids for pharmaceuticals.