Health + Wellness

New study claims alcohol is more harmful than heroin and crack

The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former UK chief drugs adviser who was sacked by the government in October 2009.

It ranks 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society.

Tobacco and cocaine are judged to be equally harmful, while ecstasy and LSD are among the least damaging.


T.I. and Tiny arrest on drug charges

Police arrested rapper T.I. and his wife in California after they were allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance.

The couple was arrested late Wednesday during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a police report.

During the stop, police said, they smelled an odor of marijuana coming from their car.


Pres. Obama signs act that lowers disparity in African American sentencing

President Obama signed into law Tuesday the Fair Sentencing Act, which narrows the huge disparity in punishment given to those convicted of possessing crack cocaine versus those found with the drug in powder form.


Civil unrest in Kingston, Jamaica escalates

At least 27 people are dead in Jamaica’s capital amid an all-out police assault on a suspected drug lord’s stronghold, a protracted push that began Monday and persisted Tuesday, the government reported.