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Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Epilepsy and pain management drug connected with birth defects

A medical study says the drug pregabalin, designed to treat epilepsy as well as neuropathic pain, could be linked to an increased risk of birth defects.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' appeals extradition to U.S.

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has appealed the government's decision to extradite him to the United States to face narcotics and murder charges, officials and his lawyers said Friday.

'Chapo' threatens to sue Netflix over planned series

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could sue Netflix and Univision to stop their plans to make a television series about his life, his lawyers said Thursday.

Scientists find a new treatment to slow down Alzheimer's Disease

A team of German, Swedish and Italian researchers from Örebro University found a new strategy to slow down Alzheimer's Disease (AD) progression. They tried an old drug (clopidogrel) to test out a new therapeutic strategy.

Green hopes as Australia legalises medical cannabis

Nimbin - Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Mexico agrees to extradite drug boss Chapo to US: govt

- Mexico on Friday agreed to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States where he faces narcotics and murder charges, the foreign ministry said.

Colombia druglord Lopez Londono to be extradited to U.S.: Judge

Buenos Aires - A judge in Argentina on Friday granted a US extradition request for Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, reputedly one of the most notorious cocaine traffickers in the Americas.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

Pharma News: New products and new health initiatives announced

In the latest pharmaceutical news round-up there is a new push to eliminate polio, a new treatment for COPD, and unfortunate news that a patient has died after taking an anti-psychotic medication.

Mexican judge backs second US extradition order for Chapo

- A Mexican judge has approved a second US extraditionrequest for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said, giving the government about a month to confirm the decision.

Colombia nabs record-breaking eight tons of cocaine

Estanzuela - Colombian police have seized eight tons of cocaine from the country's main organized crime ring, the largest ever haul in the nation's history, the president said Sunday.

Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

- Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine.

Peru expels British woman convicted of drug trafficking

- Authorities in Peru said they will expel a British woman in prison since 2013 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine. A court in Lima approved the expulsion of Briton Melissa Reid, granting a petition for her release filed by her attorneys.

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

Geneva - The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective.

Chapo wants to return to old prison, cleans new cell

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is so disgusted by the dirt in his new prison cell that he has asked for chlorine to clean it himself, his lawyer said.

Chapo extradition expected by year's end: U.S. official

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be extradited to the United States by the end of the year, a US official said Monday after a court approved the move.

Judge in Mexico seeks 'El Chapo' extraditon to US

- Hours before Mexican authorities transferred drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a federal judge ruled he should be extradited to the United States, Guzman's lawyer said Sunday.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' transferred to jail near US border

- The Mexican authorities transferred the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the US border Saturday morning in a surprise move, officials said.

Thousands demand legalisation of cannabis in South Africa

Cape Town - Thousands of South Africans took to the streets of Cape Town on Saturday demanding a relaxation of drugs laws to allow medicinal and recreational use of cannabis.

Colombia to extradite Panama drug-money suspect to US

Estanzuela - Colombia will extradite a leader of a prominent Panamanian business family to the United States, where he is charged with laundering money for ruthless drug gangs, authorities said Friday.

Colombia authorizes air strikes against criminal gangs

Estanzuela - Colombia on Thursday authorized the use of all military force, including air strikes, against the country's three biggest criminal gangs in a major escalation against "organized armed groups.

Germany to legalise medicinal cannabis: Minister

Berlin - Germany is to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes early next year, the health minister said on Tuesday.

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near U.S. power hub

Washington - Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place -- the old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House that hosts one of the handful of legal marijuana farms in the US capital.

Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Estanzuela - Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez on Sunday, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Dance ban pulls rug from under Buenos Aires partygoers

Buenos Aires - A party-pooper Argentine judge on Friday banned all "commercial dancing with live or recorded music" in Buenos Aires, possibly making even wedding receptions illegal.

Attack on police sows panic in Acapulco tourist hub

Acapulco - Gunmen launched two nearly simultaneous attacks against federal police installations in Acapulco's tourist district, sowing panic as people ducked inside restaurants and stores in Mexico's crime-plagued resort, authorities said Monday.

Can a dementia drug help with Parkinson’s?

A new study using an existing drug for dementia has indicated that the therapy may also be effective against Parkinson’s disease.
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