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Drug misuse is soaring worldwide warns control board

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:615
  1. L Dillner

    Drug misuse is increasing dramatically in almost every country in the world, says a report from the International Narcotics Control Board. Organised and violent drug trafficking syndicates are exploiting the growing number of politically unstable countries to cultivate and store drugs. “More and more governments are beginning to realise that international cooperation in drug control has now become a matter of urgent self defence,” says the report. Trafficking organisations are bartering different drugs among themselves and using each other's routes to increase their profits.

    The board was set up in 1968 as an independent body to implement United Nations policies on drug misuse. It reports annually on drug …

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