From the May 1976 magazine.

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'Western' Plague Goes East

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The social and economic effects of drug abuse are now discernible and causing "considerable alarm" in Asian countries, according to Pio Abarro, drug adviser to the Colombo Plan Bureau.

He said many developing countries have traditionally believed drug abuse was a problem peculiar to Western society and were therefore not greatly concerned about it. Now, however, the trend in Asian...

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