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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

By Bryan Le

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone. MORE  

Myanmar Losing Its War on Addiction

By Bryan Le

With the government in their pocket, drug dealers and users do their business in the open without fear of reprisal. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 12, 2013

By Mei Schultz

Cigarettes and booze speed up cognitive decline, Russian mafia linked to prescription drug rings in New Jersey, and toddlers' personality traits may predict future alcohol use. MORE  

"Godfather of Heroin" Dies at 80

By McCarton Ackerman

Lo Hsing Han was a former warlord, business tycoon and one of the world's biggest heroin traffickers. MORE  

Morning Roundup March 22, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Drug addiction plagues Myanmar, one in ten people are smartphone addicts, and rapper Too $hort denies meth charges because "his thing is weed." MORE  

China Planned to Kill Drug Lord With Drone

By McCarton Ackerman

The plan highlights the nation's increasing use of unmanned aerial warfare. MORE  

Asia's Rising Meth Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

Crystal meth, often manufactured in Myanmar, is replacing heroin and opium as Asia's biggest drug threat. MORE  

China's Addicts Drive Southeast Asian Opium Boom

By May Wilkerson

Opium production in the region has doubled in six years, despite eradication efforts. MORE  

Opium Eradication Efforts Hurt Myanmar Farmers

By McCarton Ackerman

Farmers who once depended on poppy profits are now struggling to make ends meet. MORE  

Myanmar Declares War on Opium

By McCarton Ackerman

But the government's target of completely eliminating opium by 2014 sounds overambitious. MORE  

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