Anti-malarial drug resistance detected along the Thailand-Myanmar border
Resistance to an anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, is suspected along the Thailand-Myanmar border and in southern Vietnam, but scientists are hoping that it can be contained. Artemisinin resistance emerged on the Thailand-Cambodia border around eight years ago.
Amphetamines top drug threat in South‐East Asia countries
Amphetamine‐type stimulants (ATS) have emerged as the primary illicit drug threat in several East and South‐East Asian countries, displacing plant‐based drugs such as heroin, opium and cannabis, says a report issued today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)