Pharmaceutical experts differ over how to limit dependency on a common painkiller.
A round-up of some of the most exclusive – and most expensive – treatment centres in the world.
In Snake Park, west of Jo'burg, the roads have no names. Jobs are scarce and hope comes in small doses. But nyaope, the drug cocktail, is plentiful.
The first instalment of our drug edition looks at books that are easy to get hooked on – if you're into misery, redemption and excruciating honesty.
Licking seems to be the latest craze as Justin Bieber features in the new single from R&B artist Maejor Ali, calling on fans to "lick his lolly".
A young pharmacist is driving a project to get Tanzania to make more of its own medicine.
A report released by health activists details mismanagement and shortages in Mthatha.
Médecins Sans Frontières says in five months there has been no improvement with Eastern Cape HIV and TB drug stock-outs.
Eldorado Park residents have had enough of drug peddlers and want swift action from President Jacob Zuma, a resident has said.
Students are abusing schedule six pills ahead of exams – with the help of their doctors.
VIDEO: Rhodes students Jonathan Jones and Bjorn Krietsch follow the stories of two Grahamstown families trying to come to grips with the ruinous effects of tik.
Pope Benedict arrived in Mexico this weekend promising to "unmask the evil" of drug trafficking in a country ravaged by gang violence.
Despite an uneasy calm since a 'turf war' led to the merging of nightclub 'security services' in the Cape, there are still scores to be settled.
Krejcir's network could extend to police and Balkan drug smugglers.
The cocaine trafficking trial of Sheryl Cwele resumed on Monday with her lawyer attempting to further discredit state witness Charmaine Moss.
Local drug police sabotage expensive scanning equipment and tip off smugglers to avoid detection.
WikiLeaks cables show US concern that cartels are trafficking in the region on a massive scale.
The CSRI said it signed a deal with a UK company to develop a drug from a plant used by the San people to combat obesity.
A cocaine consignment destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique was seized at the OR Tambo International Airport, police said.