Psychoactive drugs

Five die in Ecuador blast officials blame on crime gangs

Five people died and 16 were injured in an explosion Sunday in the Ecuadoran port city of Guayaquil in an attack the government blamed on organized crime, officials said.

President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in the country's second largest city of Guayaquil, where eight houses and two cars were destroyed in the blast.

Methamphetamine was found in the Blood of Semerdzhiev who Caused the Car Crash on July 5

Methamphetamine was found in the blood of 35-year-old Georgi Semerdzhiev, who on July 5 caused the serious accident in which two young women died.

Semerdzhiev's blood sample was taken with the permission of a judge almost 48 hours after the incident. No traces of drugs were found during its examination at Aleksandrovska Hospital.

Nearly 300,000 Bulgarians regularly abuse Alcohol or Drugs

Between 200,000 and 300,000 Bulgarians are chronically addicted to alcohol or drugs. Many abuse experimentally. There are also no accurate statistics for abusers of psychoactive substances, with drugs that are legally prescribed. This is what Pavel Pavlov, creator and head of the "Samo Dnes" (Only Today) Therapeutic Center, said in an interview with BTA.

US orders all Juul vaping products off the market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 23 said it was ordering all products produced by Juul Labs off the market after finding the vaping giant had failed to address certain safety concerns.

The decision, which Juul said it would appeal, clears the way for rival brands to increase their share of the market it once dominated.