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New drug greatly increases life span, reduces aging

A newly discovered drug has been found to extend lifespan and reverse the aging process by killing cells which cause us to grow older and provoke age-related diseases.

AIDS: New drug shields monkeys from infection — Study

Paris - Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine.

A waitress accused of adjusting customers' tips

A restaurant server has been accused of editing the tips that customers gave her with extra numbers, adjusting a $5 tip to $15 or even $25, affecting at least 20 of the restaurant users.

Man lists 'drug dealer' as his occupation on arrest report

West Palm Beach - On Tuesday a man in West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested and on an arrest report he listed his occupation as "drug dealer."

New antibiotic drug, a game changer in fight against superbugs

Scientists have recently developed a new antibiotic, which could turn out to be an Exocet missile in the war on super bugs impervious to conventional counterattacks.

US gives go-ahead to fast Ebola test

Geneva - US authorities have given emergency authorisation to Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche for an Ebola test that can take as little as three hours, the company said on Monday.

Anti-aging drug breakthrough

The timeless quest for the fountain of youth has taken an important step forward with the successful testing of a new anti-aging drug.

Antipsychotic drug warning

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about an antipsychotic drug called ziprasidone. The drug is associated with a serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body.

Miraculous help with depression from hallucinogenic drug

Potentially the "most exciting new treatment for depression in years" is how the New York times is reporting the results of a new, medical study to assess the effects of the popular, hallucinogen drug, ketamine, on mood disorders.

China’s new Ebola drug 'is promising'

Beijing - A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has produced a new Ebola treatment. The drug was produced in conjunction with the military.

Board votes on Drug Rehab Center in Glen Rose, Texas

The City of Glen Rose, Texas has taken the next step in getting a new drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission passed a special-use permit to allow Awakenings on the River to create the rehab center,

Marburg virus drug shows promise

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus, as part of a laboratory study, were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic.

Op-Ed: Addiction: Recovery is possible Special

In the United States, more than 7 million children live with a parent with an alcohol problem. (SAMHSA) Alcohol usage in these families affects the children. Today, 1 in 5 people report that they grew up with an alcoholic parent.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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