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Captagon Pill Crisis: What are amphetamine-based drugs and why have they been used by militaries around the world?

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s global isolation comes to an end with the Arab League reinstating Syria as a member, discussions over the trade in the Captagon pills have once again taken center stage. Captagon is an addictive amphetamine-type drug primarily manufactured in Syria and widely smuggled throughout Western Asia. Several reports over the years… Read More »