Nearly two million older people are on seven or more prescription medicines and at risk of side effects which could be severe or life threatening, it is claimed.
School pupils who have recently smoked, drunk alcohol and taken drugs are more likely to be unhappy, new figures have revealed.
Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate.
Middle-aged people are more likely to die from a fatal dose of drugs or suicide than any other generation, analysis suggests.
Armed police arrested a man on suspicion of drug offences in Camden this afternoon.
A scheme that has turned around the lives of teenagers struggling with drugs has been shut down, weeks after Scotland was named the drug death capital of Europe.
Scotland’s deserted coastline will be targeted by drug smugglers after Brexit, international crime experts warned yesterday.
Illegal drug use is complicated. The way drugs are taken and the harm they can wreak is as variable as the cocktail of pills and powders that addicts consume. In terms of the authorities’ response there may be no one remedy but there is one clear responsibility – to save lives.
Drugs policy “failures” have been blamed for the rising death toll in Scotland.
Politicians and medics are calling for an urgent overhaul of drug policy after new figures indicated Scotland’s drugs deaths are at their worst level since records began, with the highest reported rate in Europe.
New figures show Scotland’s drug death rate is nearly triple that of the UK, and higher than in any other country in the EU
More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate - the worst total since records began, and higher than the reported rate for any other EU country.