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German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Anti-diabetic drug slows ageing and lengthens lifespan

Brussels - A study provides evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows ageing and increases lifespan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Sensor can detect date rape drug within seconds

Researchers say that they have developed a test that can detect the date rape drug Gamma-Hydroxybutyric, GHB, within seconds.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Homeopathic drug recalled due to contamination

Terra-Medica, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its homeopathic drug products in liquid, tablet, capsule, ointment, and suppository forms due to a chemical mix-up during manufacturing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Loblaw-Shoppers deal approved by Canada's Competition Bureau

Loblaw Cos Ltd <L.TO>, Canada's largest grocer, said on Friday Canada's competition watchdog has approved its C$12.4 billion ($11 billion) acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp <SC.TO>, the country's biggest pharmacy ch...
In the Media by Reuters - 1 comment

Pfizer recalls antidepressants after pharmacist finds heart drug

A pharmacist found that a bottle of antidepressant Effexor XR contained one capsule of Tikosyn 0.25 milligram (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Drug recalled due to presence of glass particles

Ben Venue Laboratories Inc. of Bedford, Ohio has issued a nationwide voluntary product recall of a drug due to the presence of glass particles within the medicine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Intravenous nutritional product recalled

Pharma company Baxter International Inc. has initiated a recall in the U.S. of two lots of injectable nutrition products due to complaints of particulate matter found in the products.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Is an anti-obesity drug possible?

Brisbane - Scientists appear to have moved a step closer to an "anti-obesity drug" that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

349 inmates released after Massachusetts uses faked evidence

Boston - Annie Dookhan falsified documents and lab results which were used as evidence in more than 300 convictions. Those prisoners have been released, and Dookhan was convicted on a 27-count indictment.
In the Media by Justin King - 7 comments

Police in Spain dismantle ‘massive’ cocaine lab

Tarragona - Officers with the National Police in Tarragona, Spain have dismantled a massive cocaine lab, capable of producing around 20 kilos of the drug weekly. This is the largest laboratory ever found in Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Mexican vigilantes take over town long plagued by drug cartel

When you want something done right, you've gotta do it yourself--so the old saying goes. In the southwest Mexican state of Michoacan, a group of vigilantes have done just that.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Flesh-eating drug from Russia found in Chicago

"Krokodil," which is a drug that originated from Russia, is a homemade heroin substitute and it has been discovered in a Chicago suburb.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Alleged online drug marketplace, Silk Road, shut down by FBI

Law enforcement authorities in America have shut down "Silk Road," which is an alleged anonymous online marketplace where people can buy and sell drugs, as well as other criminal activities such as murder for hire.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Alleged US Thalidomide victims to get their day in court

Seattle - On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.

School district proposes random drug tests for high schoolers

A school district in New Jersey has proposed random drug and alcohol testing for high school students, who could end up losing school privileges, as well as being forced into counseling, if they test positive.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Man with fake leg tripped up for drug smuggling in Madrid

Madrid - Narcotics agents have been busy in Spain, as a passenger from Panama was caught at Madrid's Barajas Airport, attempting to smuggle 750 g of cocaine into the country in his prosthetic leg. On another flight from Peru, 11 kgs of the drug were captured.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

New drug called Sisa is killing austerity-hit Greek youths

Athens - A new and very cheap drug is killing Greek youth who no longer can see a future for themselves. Sisa is a form of crystal meth being mixed with filler ingredients such as battery acid and engine oil. It makes users violent and kills within six months.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 13 comments

Cops warn of new street drug that is 40 times worse than heroin

Police in Montreal, as well as public health officials are warning of a new synthetic street drug that is 40 times more powerful than heroin, and 80 times stronger than morphine.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Diabetes drug could help to combat lung cancer

A medicine commonly prescribed for the treatment of diabetes appears to show potential benefits in the treatment of lung cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New sex-superbug may be worse than AIDS

A new, so-called “sex superbug” is causing concern among the medical community after two new cases have reportedly been found in Hawaii.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 1 comment

Potential new drug found in the treatment of severe influenza

As the H7N9 bird flu virus continues to spread through China, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have reported the discovery of a new drug to aid in the treatment of severe influenza infection.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Tapeworm DNA hold clue for anti-parasitic drug

A new study of tapeworm DNA provides clues as to the possible targets on which currently licensed drugs could act against the parasite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New treatment extends life for pancreatic cancer patients

Gemcitabine and Abraxane, a variation of the old drug Taxol, are part of a 900-patient study in Arizona to treat pancreatic cancer. Currently, they are extending life by 1.8 months on the average patient diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 6 comments

Justin Bieber tweets response to alleged marijuana photos

Hours after photos that appeared to show Justin Bieber smoking marijuana surfaced and went viral on the Web, the teen superstar posted a series of tweets to his 32.5 million Twitter followers.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

FDA approves first new tuberculosis drug in 40 years

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has approved a new Johnson & Johnson treatment for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. This is the first new medicine to treat the disease in 40 years.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Breakthrough breast cancer drug discovered

A research team from UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program have reported a four-fold increase in tumor suppression times in women with certain breast cancer.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel - 3 comments

'Fake' pink ecstasy pills send 9 to hospital, concern police

Glasgow - A rash of illnesses in Glasgow, Scotland attributed to pink ecstasy have law enforcement officials and club owners concerned.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Fycompa, a Drug for Epilepsy, approved by FDA

Fycompa (Perampanel) has received the FDA's approval for treatment of partial onset seizures among epilepsy patients who are 12 and older.
In the Media by Owen Weldon
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