Jordan’s Army Kills 27 in Drug Bust on Syrian Border

The Jordanian Army said that soldiers fired on suspected smugglers as they tried to cross the border under cover of a snowstorm.

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On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes

Powerful associates of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, are making and selling captagon, an illegal amphetamine, creating a new narcostate on the Mediterranean.

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The Boy Slumped to the Floor. Could These Be Seizures?

Antiseizure medications didn’t help, and his episodes don’t look like cataplexy. A girl has these same episodes. Could this help them find answers?

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Drugs and Stunts Cited in Plane Crash That Killed Roy Halladay

The Hall of Fame pitcher had high levels of amphetamine and other prescription drugs in his system when he crashed off the Florida coast in 2017, a federal report said.

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