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Students soon subject to drug tests

Students soon subject to drug tests | Finland | Scoop.it
A new law that comes into force at the start of the year will give
universities, colleges and vocational training institutions the right to
demand students to undergo testing for the use of illegal drugs.
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Verdict awaited in massive drug contraband case

Verdict awaited in massive drug contraband case | Finland | Scoop.it
The Helsinki District Court will give its verdict in the case of illegal imports of a record amount of the drug GBL/GHB on Tuesday. The Finnish Customs seized the biggest ever haul of the drug—over 800 litres, which means a street value of about one million euros—at the end of April.
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The drug situation in Finland has remained fairly stable - Suomi.fi

The drug situation in Finland has remained fairly stable - Suomi.fi | Finland | Scoop.it
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health informs about the statements in the report of The National Drugs Policy Coordination Group.
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Finns discuss pharmaceuticals-dependence | IceNews - Daily News

Finns discuss pharmaceuticals-dependence | IceNews - Daily News | Finland | Scoop.it
The use of prescription medication to treat insomnia and anxiety has been steadily increasing among Finns in recent years.
Statistics show that about 190,000 people used diazepam in 2010; more than 100,000 took prescription medication for insomnia, while an additional 70,000 took drugs designed specifically as a sleeping aid.
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Prescription drugs for anxiety and insomnia used heavily in Finland

Prescription drugs for anxiety and insomnia used heavily in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of Finns use benzodiazepines

Prescription medications against anxiety and sleeplessness have increasingly become a part of everyday life for Finns.
More than 190,000 people took anti-anxiety drugs such as diazepam last year. More than 100,000 people took drugs to help them fall asleep, and another 70,000 took actual sleeping medicines.
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Finnish authorities discover record drug haul | IceNews - Daily News

Finnish authorities discover record drug haul | IceNews - Daily News | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland’s customs agency has confiscated a record haul of the drug known as Lakka.
The Customs Crime Prevention Unit’s head official, Hannu Sinkkonen, said on Friday that agents had discovered some 800 litres of Lakka contraband liquid hidden in a summer cottage in a rural area in the southwestern part of the country. He said it was headed for the drug market in metropolitan Helsinki.

Read more: http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2011/05/04/finnish-authorities-discover-record-drug-haul/#ixzz1LOlRgSj0
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