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U.N. Calls for Probe on Philippines Drug War

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to launch an investigation into the alleged killings of tens of thousands of Filipinos by police in a yearslong drug war....

U.N. Calls for Probe on Philippines Drug War

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U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs', a step that activists said was long overdue....
07:00, 2019-07-12

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's foreign minister quickly denounced as unjust....
03:00, 2019-07-12

UN rights body launches probe into Philippines drug war deaths The UN Human Rights Council will investigate extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. At least 6,000 people have been killed by police in the war on drugs, and rights groups think the number is much higher....
05:15, 2019-07-12

Calls for justice, intervention as Philippines buries drug war's youngest known victim One by one, a mother and her children splash holy water over a white coffin barely a meter long. On the dirt floor beneath it lies a pair of tiny pink slippers....
15:45, 2019-07-09

U.N. launches investigation into Philippines drug war deaths The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs' - a step that activists said was long overdue....
16:00, 2019-07-11

Amnesty urges UN to investigate Philippines drug killings As Philippine President Duterte's war on drugs rages on, Amnesty International is calling for a UN investigation. At least 6,000 have been killed by police, but rights groups think the number is much higher....
09:45, 2019-07-08

UN approves probe of mass killings in Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ The first-ever resolution on the Philippines, led by Iceland, was adopted by a vote of 18 countries in favour and 14 against, including China, with 15 abstentions, including Japan....
07:30, 2019-07-12

Philippines senator defends police over toddler’s death in drug raid: ‘S--- happens’ A Philippines senator who was police chief during President Rodrigo Duterte’s notorious drug war, has been criticized for dismissing the death of a toddler during a police raid, saying “s--- happens”....
19:00, 2019-07-05

Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, U.N. drugs war probe The Philippines' highest-ranking lawmaker said on Monday a U.N. resolution to probe the country's bloody war on drugs should be ignored, and its chief backer Iceland be investigated instead for human rights abuses in allowing abortion....
09:30, 2019-07-15

Amnesty International: Philippines police, contract gunmen kill for drug crusade Police in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte have carried out extrajudicial executions with impunity, in the poorest neighborhoods, as part of his war on drugs, Amnesty International said in a new report....
19:00, 2019-07-08

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The measure, presented by Iceland, cites allegations o...
11:30, 2019-07-12

Philippines president calls on Trump to park US Navy outside China Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte wants President Trump to park the Navy's Seventh Fleet on China's doorstep in response to ongoing tensions in the Pacific....
23:00, 2019-07-17

Philippines' Duterte calls for action to reduce the risk of military conflict in the South China Sea President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is calling for action to lessen the chance of conflict in the South China Sea, where the U.S. and other countries are challenging China's assertions of sovereignty....
08:45, 2019-06-01

Amnesty International Is Calling for a U.N. Probe Into the Philippine Drug War MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president’s bloody anti-drug crackdown.The London-based rights watchdog said in ...
11:00, 2019-07-08

Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty Impunity and unlawful killings are going on unabated in the Philippines, three years into a war on drugs, with a pattern of executions under the guise of police sting operations and a state unwilling to investigate, a rights group said on Monday....
11:15, 2019-07-08

Mallinckrodt to settle U.S. drug marketing probe, fight kickback case Mallinckrodt Plc on Wednesday said it had tentatively agreed to pay $15.4 million to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe into how a drugmaker it now owns marketed an expensive treatment for a rare infant seizure disorder and multiple sclerosis....
19:15, 2019-06-06

Honduran president was targeted by U.S. drug trafficking probe: court filing U.S. authorities have targeted Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in an investigation of large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, a recent court filing shows....
01:15, 2019-05-31

Rights group calls Duterte’s drug war crime against humanity Amnesty International says in a study of the Philippine president’s anti-drug crackdown that the scale of abuses has reached “the threshold of crimes against humanity”...
03:15, 2019-07-09

Canadian panel calls for universal public drug coverage A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion ($11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul....
23:15, 2019-06-12

Virginia lieutenant gov calls for probe into sex assault claims against him Virginia’s lieutenant governor is pushing to have sexual assault allegations against him investigated by district attorneys in the state, a report said Wednesday. Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and his legal counsel sent letters to the Suffolk County and Durham County district attorney off...
06:45, 2019-06-13

| Family of US teen killed by police calls for probe The family of a 17-year-old girl fatally shot by a police officer in California has called for the state's attorney general to launch an independent probe into the killing....
09:00, 2019-07-10

U.N. Probe Calls for More Scrutiny of Prince Over Khashoggi Murder A top U.N. investigator found “credible evidence” that warrants further investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s responsibility in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
17:15, 2019-06-19

The Latest: UN chief calls for probe of tanker targetings U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an independent investigation into the suspected attacks on two tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, saying it’s important to know the truth about what happened...
21:30, 2019-06-14

US senator calls for probe into FaceApp over privacy concerns Remember when FaceApp went viral for all the wrong reasons? That happened again recently, though this time, the controversy became big enough for a US Senator to get involved. New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has asked the FBI and the FTC to......
15:00, 2019-07-18

Chuck Schumer calls on FBI, FTC to probe FaceApp over security risks Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI to investigate the Russia-based company behind a smartphone application that ages one's appearance in photographs over potential security and privacy risks....
16:15, 2019-07-18

Venezuela's Guaido calls for probe into funds for military defectors Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for an investigation into claims his representatives misappropriated funds intended to help defectors from the Venezuelan military living in Colombia....
00:00, 2019-06-16

Duckworth accuses EPA of deception, calls for probe into ethanol waivers Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general Thursday to investigate whether the agency broke the law in granting dozens of waivers to the oil industry to not blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply....
23:15, 2019-05-23

Peter Thiel calls for CIA, FBI probe of Google over China ties Google was accused of sleeping with the enemy again this week when tech billionaire Peter Thiel called on the CIA and FBI to probe the search engine for its “seemingly treasonous” ties with China. Thiel, a venture capitalist and member of President Trump’s White House transition team, suggeste...
23:30, 2019-07-15

U.N. calls for independent probe into Venezuelan navy captain's death Venezuelan authorities must conduct an independent and transparent investigation into the death in custody of a navy captain amid allegations of torture, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday....
22:15, 2019-07-01

De Blasio calls for probe of Brooklyn community board for spending $26K on SUV Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city probe of a Brooklyn community board that shelled out $26,000 in public funds for a hybrid SUV — reportedly for the board manager who lives just four blocks from his office. “I’m really surprised by this and I’m not happy about it and I don’t think that......
04:01, 2019-05-25

Lawmaker calls for ethics probe of aide to Richard Carranza A Queens lawmaker has reported a top Department of Education official to both an ethics tribunal and the city agency that investigates misconduct in public schools for urging underlings to attend a political rally supporting embattled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Councilman Robert Holden (D-...
00:30, 2019-06-20

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
23:00, 2019-06-14

"Heavily Investigated": Trump Brushes Off Calls To Probe Khashoggi Death Days after a United Nations expert called for further investigation of Saudi Arabian officials' involvement in the assassination of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President......
03:45, 2019-06-24

Qatar calls for international probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Qatar called for an international investigation into attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and a de-escalation of tensions in the region....
01:30, 2019-06-14

De Blasio calls for probe of taxi lenders following predatory loan report Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a probe Monday of the city taxi market following a damning report that claimed industry leaders duped drivers with predatory loans and artificially inflated the costs of cab medallions for years– leading to their eventual collapse. “Today I ordered a joint investi...
16:15, 2019-05-21

CNN's Chris Cuomo calls Benghazi scandal a 'sham' during debate on Mueller probe CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a heated debate with two pro-Trump pundits about House Democrats' ongoing investigations into President Trump -- and injected the Benghazi controversy into the conversation, calling it a "sham."...
05:15, 2019-05-23

South Korea calls for probe as forced labor feud with Japan deepens South Korea called on Friday for an international investigation of what it said were accusations by Japanese officials that it had passed some high-tech materials imported from Japan on to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions....
10:15, 2019-07-12

Dems ramp up calls for Trump impeachment after Mueller speaks out on Russia probe Democratic leaders are pushing to impeach President Trump in the immediate aftermath of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's statement recapping his investigation's findings and announcing the closing of his office....
21:30, 2019-05-29

Novartis CEO calls for fixing 'distortions' in health care system ahead of slate of drug launches "I can't remember a time at Novartis where year after year after year we have these significant medicines getting launched," CEO Vasant Narasimhan says....
03:15, 2019-05-22

Facebook board member Peter Thiel calls for probe of Google for ‘treasonous’ acts Late last year, a top US general went public with a pointed question for Google’s leadership, around the time the search giant was coming under fire over its interest in developing a search engine for use in China. Why, Marine General Joseph Dunbar wondered aloud, is Google willing to work wit...
06:15, 2019-07-16

UN expert calls for probe amid 'credible evidence' Saudi Crown Prince MBS was involved in Khashoggi's killing A United Nations human rights expert said Wednesday that there’s “credible evidence” that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi....
17:30, 2019-06-19

UN expert calls for probe of Saudi prince, citing 'credible evidence' in Khashoggi death Agnes Callamard released a 101-page report into the October killing of Khashoggi and called for a criminal investigation.        ...
12:45, 2019-06-19

Jeremy Corbyn calls for 'thorough' probe into civil servants claiming he is 'too frail' to be prime minister Jeremy Corbyn has called for a "speedy and thorough" independent probe after senior civil servants allegedly claimed that he is "too frail" to be prime minister....
00:45, 2019-07-03

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts U.S. drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times smaller than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
13:30, 2019-06-06

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts US drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times less than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
12:30, 2019-06-07

World Cup: Gambhir Calls ICC Rule "Ridiculous", Rohit Calls For Review England were named World Cup 2019 champions for hitting more boundaries after their final with New Zealand, as well as the Super Over, ended in ties....
17:45, 2019-07-15

Klobuchar calls immigration raids a distraction, calls them Trump's effort to 'make news' 2020 Democratic presidential primary hopeful Amy Klobuchar said on Sunday that President Trump’s controversial immigration raids were not about making the country safer, but about distracting the public for the real issues making news....
19:45, 2019-07-14

Philippines’ Firebrand Take more than 7,600 islands, add 100 million people, throw in a twist of corruption, an unhealthy slug of poverty and a dab of dynastic politics and what do you get? A recipe for disaster, you might think. Yet the Philippines has been simmering nicely enough as a developing democracy since the over...
15:45, 2019-05-21

Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines In the Philippines, food waste is on the rise. At the same time, many are forced to sift through the garbage dump to find something to eat. Some are trying to tackle the growing problem....
19:45, 2019-06-27

US to launch new program to fight extremism in Philippines U.S. and Philippine officials on Tuesday were discussing a new program to thwart efforts by Muslim extremists to recruit and mobilize followers in the country's south after a bloody siege by jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group....
11:15, 2019-06-04

Earthquake terrifies residents in southern Philippines A moderately strong earthquake has struck the northeastern coast of Mindanao island in the southern Philippines. Officials have reported injuries and damage to several houses, buildings and infrastructure....
14:30, 2019-07-13

Dutch Hostage Killed While Trying To Escape In Philippines: Army A Dutch birdwatcher held by Islamic State-linked terrorists was killed on Friday during a firefight between his kidnappers and soldiers in the southern Philippines, according to the military, which......
12:45, 2019-05-31

Philippines ships 69 containers of rubbish back to Canada Container ship M/V Bavaria, with tonnes of garbage on board, has left Subic Bay on a 20-day journey to VancouverThe Philippines has made good on a threat by President Rodrigo Duterte and put 69 containers of what its officials called illegally transported garbage on a ship that is heading to Canada....
06:45, 2019-05-31

Philippines ships trash back to Canada after heated row Tons of garbage exported from Canada to the Philippines years ago is being sent back to its source. This comes as several Asian countries rebel against being used as dumpsites by Western nations....
18:15, 2019-05-31

| 51 injured as shallow earthquake rocks southern Philippines Fifty-one people have been injured and several homes, churches and other buildings were damaged when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn....
19:15, 2019-07-13

The Catholic rebels resisting the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown has left 20,000 dead, and in a devout country, he has repeatedly hurled insults at bishops, the pope – and even God. But only a handful of Catholic activists are brave enough to speak out. By Adam WillisOne of the most famous victims – and a rare survivo...
08:15, 2019-07-18

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 22 Filipino fishermen as the boat sank in the disputed South China Sea....
14:30, 2019-06-13

Dutch hostage in Philippines killed while trying to escape from militants A Dutch photographer held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012 was killed on Friday by his captors when he tried to escape during a firefight on a remote southern island, the military said....
14:15, 2019-05-31

Philippines military: Dutch birdwatcher killed during gunfight Philippine military officials said Friday a Dutch man held hostage by militants of Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines was killed during an armed skirmish....
20:30, 2019-05-31

In Global Tech Battle, the Philippines Has Chosen Sides: Not the U.S. The sometime U.S. ally has thrown in wholeheartedly with Chinese companies to expand its telecommunications network, shunning American warnings about cybersecurity risks. Some in the country worry they’re now vulnerable....
19:45, 2019-07-15

Philippines slams 'unpardonable intrusions' by U.N. rights experts The Philippine government attacked United Nations human rights experts on Saturday for "unpardonable intrusions", after a call for an international investigation into killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs....
20:00, 2019-06-08

Philippines normalizing Canada relations after garbage dispute There is no word yet on a return to Canada of the Philippine ambassador or consuls general, who were withdrawn until Canada took back a big load of garbage that had been festering in Philippine ports....
20:45, 2019-06-06

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a "national dengue alert" after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January....
10:45, 2019-07-16

Canada needs to ban garbage exports, advocates say following Philippines dispute The spotlight on the global shipping of garbage grew bright in recent weeks as the diplomatic fight over garbage between Canada and the Philippines gained international attention....
02:30, 2019-06-01

Amal Clooney will represent Philippines journalist Ressa International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a legal team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that critics say are designed to silence her....
10:45, 2019-07-09

Canada Agrees to Take Back Trash Sent to Philippines Years Ago The garbage, which was mistakenly shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014, had been the subject of a diplomatic dispute and outrage from President Rodrigo Duterte....
10:15, 2019-05-23

The Philippines Says It Will Dump Garbage in Canada’s Waters If They Don’t Take It Back The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, says his government has hired a private shipping company to send containers full of Canadian trash back to Canada, vowing to dump the rubbish in Canadian waters if the country does not accept them, according to the Guardian. Tensions have been incre...
09:30, 2019-05-23

‘Baaaaaaaaa Bye.’ Philippines Ships Trash Back to Canada A cargo ship loaded with 69 containers of garbage left the Philippines Friday for Vancouver, Canada amid an escalating diplomat row over international trash exports, Reuters reports. The refuse return follows Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to get Ottawa to agree take back its...
21:30, 2019-05-31

Philippines faces call for U.N. investigation into war on drugs killings More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said....
05:15, 2019-07-05

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes in southern Philippines, 25 injured An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck northern Mindanao in the south of the Philippines early on Saturday, injuring 25 people and causing damage to several houses, buildings and infrastructure, Philippine authorities said....
14:01, 2019-07-13

Canada waste returns home after Philippines' war threat More than 60 containers full of garbage have returned to the western shores of Canada after being stranded for years in the Philippines. The incident sparked a diplomatic dispute and the prospect of an armed conflict....
04:00, 2019-06-30

Philippines bans pig imports from Laos due to swine fever: WTO The Philippines has banned imports of pigs and pig products from Laos due to an African swine fever outbreak, it said in filings published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday....
18:30, 2019-07-02

Critics of Philippines' Duterte Hit Back at Sedition Accusations Opposition politicians in the Philippines vowed not to back down in the face of what they call political persecution: a police complaint accusing a broad swath of them—including the vice president—of sedition and libel....
15:45, 2019-07-19

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf chief likely plotted suicide attacks JOLO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says an Abu Sayyaf commander aligned with the Islamic State group most likely plotted the suicide attacks on an army camp in the volatile south by two militants, whose identities remain unknown. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano cited intelligence Saturday...
15:30, 2019-06-29

At least 9 children dead, 16 hurt in Philippines truck crash Philippine police say at least 9 mostly grade school students died and 16 others were injured when the truck they were riding on lost control on a downhill road, flipped on its side and pinned some of the victims...
07:15, 2019-07-19

| WATCH: Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash....
18:30, 2019-05-31

Philippines President Orders Garbage Shipped Back To Canada President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tonnes of garbage dumped in the Philippines years ago to be shipped back to Canada, his spokesman said Wednesday, escalating a festering diplomatic row....
21:30, 2019-05-22

National alert in Philippines as dengue victim count soars Authorities in the Philippines say dengue cases have risen by more than 80% since last year. Early detection of the disease can dramatically reduce fatality rates, but there is no fixed treatment for the illness....
17:15, 2019-07-15

Philippines sends trash back to Canada after Duterte escalates row The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte....
07:45, 2019-05-31

Littoral combat ship USS Montgomery arrives in Philippines on first deployment The USS Montgomery arrived in the Philippines, its first deployment and the first time in 19 months a littoral combat ship was used in forward deployment, the U.S. Navy said....
21:30, 2019-07-01

Philippines overflows with millions of mangoes as El Niño takes effect Agriculture department sets up stalls around Manila in bid to get rid of fruit before it rots The Philippines is struggling under the weight of a sweet but troublesome burden: a glut of 2m mangos.The agriculture secretary, Emmanuel Piñol, said mango farmers had reported an “unusual increase” in the ...
14:00, 2019-06-10

Philippines: mid-terms clear way for Duterte to reinstate death penalty Allies of strongman president score victories in elections, leaving the Senate at his mercyRodrigo Duterte has won a sweeping victory in mid-term elections in the Philippines, further consolidating his power and popularity and paving the way for the introduction of controversial reforms.The presiden...
17:15, 2019-05-22

Tired of being trashed, Philippines ready to dump garbage in Canada Philippine's president has given Canada two options for garbage sent to the Philippines years ago: Take it back or watch it wash up on Canadian shores. The countries have been talking trash for over five years....
15:30, 2019-05-22

Philippines slams sinking of boat by suspected China vessel MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense secretary says an anchored Filipino fishing boat has sunk in the disputed South China Sea after being hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 22 Filipino crewmen. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday called for an invest...
15:00, 2019-06-12

'The odour of burning wakes us': inside the Philippines' Plastic City In Valenzuela City, residents blame recycling plants for pungent smells and respiratory illnessesAs noon approaches in Valenzuela City and residents prepare to have their lunch, a pungent smell of melted plastic swirls through the air, killing everyone’s appetite. “It gets suffocating in the evening...
03:30, 2019-07-08

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes northern Mindanao, Philippines - USGS An earthquake measured at a verified magnitude of 5.8 struck northern Mindanao in the Philippines archipelago early on Saturday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said (USGS)....
00:45, 2019-07-13

Canada to haul back mountains of trash sent to Philippines years ago Canada will take back tons of garbage shipped to the Philippines years ago, in a major victory for President Rodrigo Duterte in a diplomatic row which saw him recall his ambassador to Ottawa....
11:00, 2019-05-23

Philippines: Isis claims bombing that killed five on Jolo island Officials say local affiliate Abu Sayyaf was likely behind blast that targeted elite army unit Five people including three soldiers were killed in a bombing targeting an elite army unit in the Philippines’s restive south, which Islamic State claimed was a suicide attack, authorities and experts said...
15:45, 2019-06-29

Hit-and-Run Collision in Disputed Waters Tests Philippines' China Ties The alleged sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel has emerged as the biggest test yet of President Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China, as his decision not to push Beijing over the incident prompts condemnation from critics who say he is selling out his country’s sovereignty for econ...
19:15, 2019-07-12

Philippines Hits Back at Call for U.N. Inquiry of Police Killings A presidential spokesman called the experts’ report “an outrageous interference,” adding that the government’s “primary duty” was to protect its citizens....
16:45, 2019-06-08

Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabeled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a chapter on a dispute that started in 2013 and sparked a diplomatic furor between Ottawa and Manila....
01:01, 2019-06-30

Amal Clooney will represent Philippines journalist Maria Ressa International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that her lawyer described as "politically motivated."...
03:45, 2019-07-09

Rights Experts Urge U.N. Inquiry Into ‘Staggering’ Killings in Philippines In a condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, 11 United Nations experts said the body’s Human Rights Council should investigate a wide range of abuses....
15:00, 2019-06-07

Philippines' Cebu Air close to buying A330neo or B787 aircraft Philippines' Cebu Air Inc , the country's largest carrier, is close to buying several Airbus or Boeing aircraft as it expands and upgrades its fleet, its president and CEO said on Thursday....
13:15, 2019-05-30

Impeach Me, I'll Jail You: Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Dares His Rivals Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened opponents with prison if they try to impeach him, the latest in what a top UN official and an Asian lawmakers' group this week called a pattern of......
11:00, 2019-06-28

Philippines' Globe Telecoms launches 5G service backed by Huawei equipment Philippines' Globe Telecom Inc on Thursday launched Southeast Asia's first 5G broadband service, with embattled Huawei Technologies Co Ltd providing the equipment, a win for the Chinese firm despite cybersecurity worries from Western nations....
19:30, 2019-06-20

Philippines President Kisses 5 Filipino Women At Public Event In Japan Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte kissed five Filipino women on stage during a speech in Japan's Tokyo, in front of his longtime partner, and said beautiful women helped him "get cured" from being......
23:15, 2019-05-31

Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract Dengue fever Health officials in the Philippines declared a national emergency this week after a record breaking 106,630 cases of Dengue fever were reported since January. ...
21:45, 2019-07-17

Philippines senator defends police over toddler's death in drugs raid Ronald dela Rosa says ‘shit happens during operations’ after three-year-old girl killedA senator who oversaw the most violent period in the Philippines’ war on drugs has dismissed the killing of a three-year-old girl in a police drug operation as collateral damage, stating that “shit happens”.Ronald...
12:00, 2019-07-05

Philippines threatens to dump rubbish back in Canadian waters as row deepens Two nations have been at odds over 69 containers of waste sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it ref...
06:15, 2019-05-23

Manitoba man brings measles home from Philippines; others in Winnipeg, Vancouver at risk A man from Winnipeg contracted the measles while he was travelling in the Philippines and brought it home with him, potentially affecting hundreds of people. ...
03:00, 2019-06-29

Philippines' Duterte accepts China's proposal to jointly investigate collision Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted China's proposal to jointly investigate allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, his spokesman said on Saturday....
03:00, 2019-06-22

Ship carrying 69 containers of garbage arrives in Vancouver after journey from Philippines The Anna Maersk, carrying 69 containers of Canadian garbage and e-waste, docked at Deltaport near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal just after 7 a.m. on Saturday....
01:00, 2019-06-30

Philippines has a mango surplus of 4.4 million pounds and is selling them for dirt cheap The mango surplus this year was caused by El Niño, which caused weather conditions to be particularly conducive for growers.        ...
22:45, 2019-06-13

Exclusive: Tesla woes send Panasonic's U.S. solar cells to Philippines Most of the solar cells made by Panasonic at Tesla Inc's New York manufacturing plant are being purchased by H.R.D. Singapore's factories in the Philippines, a chief supplier of panels to Japanese eco-homebuilder Ichijo Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the arrangement said....
14:00, 2019-05-30

The Philippines is shipping back Canada’s heaping garbage. What’s Ottawa going to do with the trash? A cargo ship has arrived in a northern port in the Philippines, and is ready to return a massive pile of rotting garbage to Canada — 1,500 tonnes to be exact....
02:45, 2019-05-31

Ex-Philippines Minister Denied Hong Kong Entry Over Diplomatic Passport The Philippines said on Saturday its former foreign minister may have been denied entry into Hong Kong over his diplomatic passport, shying away from speculation he was barred for being a staunch......
12:00, 2019-06-22

Child marriages spike in Philippines violence-marred Marawi city A jihadist siege in the Philippines' Muslim-majority Marawi city displaced over 400,000 people in 2017. People are returning to their homes, but with a sense of insecurity. This is making them take drastic measures....
17:00, 2019-07-12

Cargo ship arrives in Philippines, will transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada A cargo ship arrived in a northern Philippine port on Thursday to transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada that officials say were shipped illegally to the Philippines....
02:45, 2019-05-31

Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back Canada The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday....
05:30, 2019-05-23

Philippines aims to sell 2.2M pounds of mangoes in June after fruitful harvest: official The Philippines announced a new agriculture program this week that is aimed at selling over 2.2 millions pounds of fresh mangos in the month of June after a fruitful harvest has left the country with a surplus that would otherwise rot....
22:45, 2019-06-11

Philippines: Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday ends with hundreds falling sick Hundreds were rushed to hospital after thousands had gathered to celebrate Imelda Marcos' birthday. The former first lady and her family have made a political comeback after fleeing the country 30 years ago....
02:00, 2019-07-04

UN rights experts call on Philippines Government to halt ‘unacceptable attacks’ on Victoria Tauli-Corpuz False claims levelled at the UN expert on the rights of indigenous peoples by her own Government in the Philippines, “are without grounding in fact or law” and must cease immediately, said a statement issued by a group of her fellow experts on Wednesday....
14:45, 2019-05-21

Canada announces contract to ship trash back from Philippines hours after Duterte threatens to dump it Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Canadian trash that has been rotting in the Philippines for nearly six years will be back on Canadian soil before the end of June....
18:00, 2019-05-22

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community....
02:15, 2019-07-13

Friday’s Daily Brief: electronic hopes and fears, Security Council elections, updates from Libya, Syria, Australia and the Philippines Wrapping up this week, our top stories are: how new technologies are a "vector for hope" and "source of fear", according to UN chief Guterres; new members at the Security Council; the plight of migrants in Libya; war rules violations in Syria; human rights in Australia and the Philippines....
22:00, 2019-06-07

Philippines says 'baaaaaaaaa bye' to 1,500 tons of trash as it ships back to Canada After years-long tension in which Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte threatened 'war,' the Philippines shipped back 1,500 tons of garbage Friday.        ...
21:00, 2019-05-31

China denies Philippines' allegations of 'hit and run' in South China Sea China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line....
13:30, 2019-06-15

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic....
23:30, 2019-07-12

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he was once gay but 'cured myself' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that he used to be gay but "cured" himself by marrying beautiful women draws outrage from a human rights group.        ...
22:45, 2019-06-03

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35....
22:30, 2019-06-13

GSK's HIV drug receives EU marketing nod GlaxoSmithKline said its specialist HIV company had received marketing authorization from the European Commission for its drug to treat advanced stage HIV infections in adults and adolescents above the age of 12 and weighing at least 40 kg....
11:00, 2019-07-03

The Danger Of Drugs: This Man Has Become Annoying After Doing A Drug We all grow up listening to warnings from parents and teachers about the dangers of drug use, but nothing is scarier than seeing someone you know become truly unrecognizable right before your eyes. A recent story out of a small town in Wisconsin is the perfect example of the chilling way drugs can s...
17:45, 2019-05-21

These Drug Companies Are Too Frail to Cure The calamity engulfing generic-drug stocks has many causes. They are all made worse by one simple malady: too much debt. Solving the problem is much tougher than identifying it....
23:30, 2019-06-02

Officials seeing rise in poly drug use New statistics from the Office of the Medical Examiner show 286 people died of a drug overdose in Pima County last year. Nearly half of those cases involved a combination of multiple drugs or ‘poly drug use’. “When I first started in the business, we had people who were addicted to cocai...
10:30, 2019-06-29

Opiod drug use: Is the UK on the verge of a crisis? The use and abuse of opioid drugs - ranging from painkillers to heroin - is on the rise in the UK, particularly in deprived parts of northern England....
18:45, 2019-07-09

I went from cop to opioid drug dealer in one month Mark Restivo, 39, had dreamed of being in the NYPD since he was 5 years old. But when he was injured on the job and made to retire after only a few years on the force, an old habit with painkillers spun out of control. In just a month’s time, Restivo went from being an......
06:30, 2019-07-18

‘El Chapo’ is contained. Mexico’s drug war is not. The man who came to embody the horror of Mexico’s drug trade was sentenced to life in prison. But cartel violence is getting worse in the country, even as drug kingpins fade from view....
23:30, 2019-07-18

The FDA just approved a new drug to boost women's sex drive Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration approved Vyleesi, a drug for premenopausal women to raise sexual interest. It treats a condition called hypoactive sexual desire disorder that some believe affects roughly one in 10 women. The first female libido drug, a once-a-day pill called Addyi, wa...
02:45, 2019-06-24

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration....
17:15, 2019-05-29

UN: Opioids cause two-thirds of global drug deaths About 217 million people worldwide abused illicit drugs in 2017, representing a 30 percent jump from 10 years prior, according to the latest figures released Wednesday by the United Nations....
23:45, 2019-06-27

Drug manufacturer to pay $225 million to end opioid investigations Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to pay $225 million in order to end federal investigations into allegations that it used illegal marketing schemes to push a powerful opioid-based painkiller....
09:30, 2019-06-06

Ketamine-like drug for depression could get UK licence within the year Esketamine could initially become available through private clinics but potential side effects raise concernsA ketamine-like drug that could be licensed in the UK as soon as November could transform treatment for severe depression, one of the country’s leading psychiatrists has said.The drug, called...
00:45, 2019-07-13

'Drug of branding' blamed for Oliver closures JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has said many of the casual dining sector's recent failures had "thought they were so groovy that the brand would do the work for them"....
20:15, 2019-05-28

El Chapo: True drug bosses are still at large The punishment meted out to El Chapo gives the impression that justice has been done. But the really important questions were not asked during his trial, says DW's guest columnist Anabel Hernandez....
04:15, 2019-07-20

Drug Giant Tries New Tactic to Fight Cancer Seeking an edge in the increasingly competitive market for cancer drugs, one of the industry’s largest companies is taking a bold but risky approach: targeting the early stages of the disease....
08:45, 2019-05-28

Your gut bacteria may influence whether you get drug side effects A study in mice suggests human gut bacteria breakdown many drug treatments - a finding that could explain why drugs are less effective in some people...
17:30, 2019-06-03

UN launches 'comprehensive' review of Philippine drug war Human rights commission votes to ‘get the facts’ on three years of bloodshed claiming an estimated 20,000 livesThe human rights body of the United Nations has agreed to begin investigating President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs in the Philippines amid accusations of extrajudicial killings,...
14:45, 2019-07-12

Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA. However, some tumors can withstand this damage by relying on a DNA repair pathway that not only allows them to survive, but also introduces mutations that helps cells become resistant to future treatment. Researchers at MIT...
21:15, 2019-06-06

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells more effectively, requires lower doses of each drug, and can help to prevent drug resistance. MIT biologists have now found that by combining two existing clas...
17:30, 2019-07-10

How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms New research in mice shows how metformin, a common drug used to treat diabetes and prediabetes, can also help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety....
21:30, 2019-06-04

A drug may prevent Alzheimer’s but there are no plans to find out A treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may also cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but drug companies aren’t interested in finding out if it really works...
19:45, 2019-06-11

U.N. adopts resolution to investigate Philippine drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Thursday to investigate the thousands of deaths connected to the Philippines' ongoing war on drugs, attracting swift condemnation from the Duterte administration....
11:45, 2019-07-12

Eleven people graduate from Drug Court TUCSON- Eleven people celebrated success by graduating from Pima County’s Drug Court and Drug Treatment Program on Thursday, June 6th. DTAP is a three year program for non-violent, repeat drug offenders. The program provides rehab and support services. Rhonna Houlihan, one of the graduates, sa...
17:15, 2019-06-07

Scientists develop drug that can kill superbugs Scientists have created a drug that wipes out antibiotic-resistant superbugs like E.coli. The discovery, led by Sheffield University, saw off bacteria that can cause pneumonia, urinary tract and blood infections. The research was published in ACS Nano. The breakthrough, the first new treatment in 50...
04:15, 2019-06-04

Stories Of Children Affected By Drug Addiction VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18) – Many people from across the country came together to help children whose families are affected by substance abuse. The Blameless Children event was held at Journey Church in Versailles. It was a free family event dedicated to children who are affected by addiction. M...
04:00, 2019-06-09

Kuznetsov denies drug use after video surfaces Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov has denied ever using drugs after a video surfaced of him sitting next to a table on which there are two lines of white powder in what appears to be a hotel room....
03:30, 2019-05-28

| US demands El Chapo forfeit $12.7bn in drug money Prosecutors say they were seeking $12.7bn from convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, based on a conservative estimate of revenues from his cartel's drug sales in the United States....
16:30, 2019-07-06

US seeks $12.7 billion from drug lord 'El Chapo' Citing years of narcotics trafficking, US prosecutors have called for "El Chapo" to forfeit billions in drug money. But his lawyer dismissed the request, saying "the government has never located or identified a penny."...
17:30, 2019-07-06

Will poppy seeds really show up on a drug test? Employee screening firm JDP recently analyzed 12 months of Google search trends data related to 150 of America’s biggest employers. A common search: “Does my company drug test?” Drug testing for pre-employment, and even same-day random drug testing during employment, is common across industries. Pen...
21:30, 2019-06-09

Gut microbes interfere with Parkinson's drug - but we could stop them We have identified organisms in the gut that break down the main drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, a step towards making the therapy more effective...
23:15, 2019-06-13

‘Michael Jackson drug’ still prompts curiosity from patients It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get “the Michael Jackson drug” before an operation. And most o...
17:15, 2019-06-22

'S*** happens': Child's death in Philippine drug raid shrugged off A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs has defended the killing of child during a police raid as "s*** happens"....
01:15, 2019-07-05

Malaysia plans to decriminalize drug use to battle addiction KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government plans to drop criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities as a way to battle addiction but stresses it’s not legalizing drugs. Malaysia harshly penalizes drug possession. Anyone found with 200 grams of can...
06:45, 2019-06-28

Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration's decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue....
13:00, 2019-07-13

U.S. Reaches $1.4 Billion Opioid-Drug Settlement With U.K.'s Reckitt U.K. consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser is set to pay $1.4 billion to settle all U.S. investigations into the sales and marketing of an opioid-addiction treatment made by a former subsidiary....
10:45, 2019-07-11

Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of one of the most successful K-Pop music agencies has stepped down amid accusations that he tried to cover up alleged drug use by one of the company’s artists. Yang Hyun Suk said in a statement posted Friday on the website of YG Entertainment that he was ...
11:45, 2019-06-14

Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in 'landmark discovery' In a 'landmark in drug discovery,' researchers achieved, for the first time, the total synthesis of a potent anticancer compound called halichondrin....
17:15, 2019-06-18

'El Chapo' loses bid for new trial in U.S. drug trafficking case A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's bid for a new trial, finding that misconduct by jurors during the Mexican crime lord's drug trafficking case was not a reason to overturn their guilty verdict....
23:45, 2019-07-03

Houston officer accused of assaulting man during drug arrest HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer has been indicted after being accused of assaulting a suspect during a drug arrest. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday that officer Shane Privette has been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault by a public servant. Privette is acc...
19:00, 2019-06-27

Drug-releasing coil in stomach could provide better treatment for TB Some people have to take several tablets each day to treat tuberculosis – a coil threaded with pills and inserted in the stomach offers an alternative...
16:30, 2019-05-21

How do drug companies arrive at the names they give their products? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsHow do drug companies arrive at the names they give their drugs? Perindopril, clopidogrel, amitriptyline – not exactly memorable, are they?Peter H...
13:30, 2019-06-04

Four UK citizens arrested in China days after drug crackdown Four British citizens have been arrested by Chinese authorities in eastern Jiangsu province, the UK Foreign Office said Friday, two days Chinese police announced a drug raid there involving 16 foreigners....
11:45, 2019-07-12

Drug lord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison The Mexican drug lord was handed a life sentence plus 30 years in a New York court. The leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel had escaped jail in Mexico twice, and was extradited to the US in 2017....
18:15, 2019-07-17

Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world....
19:30, 2019-06-27

Drug experts warn southern AZ about ‘purple heroin’ TUCSON – Drug experts are warning southern Arizona residents about a dangerous combination of heroin and carfentanil. “It’s showing up quite a bit so it’s coming,” said Nick Jones with Recovery in Motion. The drug is known as purple heroin or “purp”, health offici...
20:15, 2019-06-04

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug targets gum disease bacteria A small trial testing a new kind of treatment for Alzheimer’s that blocks the toxins of P. gingivalis bacteria has had some encouraging preliminary results...
11:45, 2019-07-18

Honduras: Former officials accused of laundering drug money Former president Porfirio Lobo’s administration is being investigated for laundering drug money. The OAS anti-corruption mission (MACCIH) has filed injunctions against 12 people....
07:00, 2019-05-25

Historic US Drug Bust Nets 16 Tonnes Of Cocaine US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia....
05:30, 2019-06-19

22 arrested across Europe in swoop on 'dangerous drug gang' Europol says group was involved in drug and cigarette trafficking and assassinationsPolice have arrested 22 suspects in an operation across five countries that dismantled one of Europe’s top criminal groups behind drug trafficking and assassinations, the EU’s police agency has said.The operation, co...
14:30, 2019-05-22

Man suspected of killing 13-year-old arrested on drug charges Carlos Rivera, of Lawrence, Mass., was charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and two counts of distribution of Class B drugs to a minor....
19:30, 2019-05-26

$2.1m Novartis gene therapy to become world's most expensive drug US approves the one-time treatment for deadly spinal muscular atrophy in infantsSwiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Zolgensma ...
06:30, 2019-05-25

U.S. group says Novartis MS drug price out of line with benefit A U.S. group that reviews the value of medicines issued a critical report on Novartis's new multiple sclerosis drug Mayzent, calling its $88,561 list price "far out of line" compared with its benefits for patients....
08:30, 2019-06-21

FDA approves drug for loss of female sexual desire The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Palatin Technologies Inc and Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, Amag said....
01:15, 2019-06-22

The new faces of hepatitis C: Pregnant women and drug users Hepatitis C was in the rearview mirror. A drug approved in 2014 was found to be so effective in quashing the virus that doctors around the world breathed a sigh of relief. The World Health Organization even projected its total eradication by 2030. Then, shockingly, the number of new hep-C cases star...
00:45, 2019-06-18

Indonesia Sentences Frenchman to Death for Drug Smuggling An Indonesian court sentenced a French citizen to death for smuggling drugs on Monday in a surprisingly draconian verdict that outstripped the prosecutors’ requests for a long prison sentence. Felix Dorfin, 35, was arrested in September at an airport in the tourist island of Lombok with methyl...
14:45, 2019-05-21

Opioid drug defendants ask Oklahoma judge to end case The defendants in Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers are asking a judge to rule in their favor, arguing the state has failed to prove they're responsible for the opioid epidemic....
09:30, 2019-07-04

The controversial ketamine-like drug that Trump is pushing on veterans The president has touted the drug’s benefits and offered to help a senior Veterans Affairs official negotiate the purchase of the drugPersonal interest from Donald Trump appears to have put a controversial anti-depressant on a fast track at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shoved aside u...
11:00, 2019-06-18

Dwight Gooden’s son says dad’s drug and booze issues are ‘disappointing’ Troubled Met legend Dwight Gooden’s battles with drugs and booze are “disappointing,” his son told The Post. “Doc” Gooden was busted last month in New Jersey for cocaine possession and driving under the influence. The June 7 arrest is the latest chapter in a struggle with substance abuse that has pl...
06:45, 2019-07-14

Coast Guard siezes alledged drug sub in Pacific The U.S. Coast Guard says a cutter interdicted a submarine suspected of smuggling drugs in the Pacific Ocean. A video shows Coast Guard officers boarding the submarine and ordering those inside to open the hatch. (June 18)        ...
07:00, 2019-07-12

Safer migraine drug shown to be effective in trials Rimegepant eliminated or significantly decreased migraine symptoms and, pending FDA approval, could provide an alternative to current medications on the market, according to a trial....
21:45, 2019-07-11

FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women The U.S. drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals' drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as "female Viagra"....
03:15, 2019-06-22

Colombia ex-rebel freed from second detention in drug case BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A top Colombian rebel peace negotiator has been freed from detention for a second time in connection with a highly politicized drug case. A lawyer for Seuxis Hernandez confirmed Thursday’s release after the Supreme Court ordered his immediate liberation. The court ruled...
21:45, 2019-05-30

Guaido envoy: Venezuelans want out of 'drug cartel regime' Even with support in the international community, self-appointed Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido has failed to oust President Maduro. Has Guaido's movement given false hope to Venezuelans? DW meets his envoy to the UK....
22:30, 2019-05-21

Indonesia sentences Frenchman to death for drug crimes Felix Dorfin has been sentenced to death in a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term. Indonesia has some of the world's strictest drug laws — including death by firing squad....
22:30, 2019-05-21

Trump Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked A federal judge sided with manufacturers, saying the regulation would violate free speech. It was a key part of the president’s push to lower the cost of prescription medication....
13:30, 2019-07-09

| Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was jailed for life - the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century....
17:45, 2019-07-17

US Demands El Chapo Forfeit $12.7 Billion In Drug Money Prosecutors on Friday said they were seeking $12.7 billion from convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, based on a conservative estimate of revenues from his cartel's drug sales in......
04:30, 2019-07-06

Scotland has highest drug-related death rate in EU Scotland had the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union in 2018, with the likes of heroin, methadone and cocaine killing at almost three times the rate of the United Kingdom as a whole....
21:00, 2019-07-16

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements....
00:45, 2019-06-15

New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects....
23:15, 2019-07-12

Drug-filled rivers aiding resistance to antibiotics From the Thames to the Tigris, many of the world's largest rivers are hosts of antibiotic waste, according to a global study by researchers from the University of York....
15:30, 2019-05-28

WHO agrees watered-down resolution on transparency in drug costs World Health Organization members agreed on Tuesday to push for clearer drug pricing but stepped back from proposals by activists to force pharmaceutical firms to disclose the cost of making medicines....
15:30, 2019-05-28

Common acne drug could prevent artery hardening Scientists have identified the mechanism that causes artery hardening and have shown that the antibiotic minocycline can prevent the process in rats....
21:00, 2019-06-11

One of Italy's top drug dealers arrested in Brazil after five years on the run Nicola Assisi, member of the organized crime group ’Ndrangheta was arrested with his son and await extradition to ItalyAfter five years on the run, one of Italy’s top cocaine dealers has been arrested in São Paulo along with his son.Nicola Assisi, 61, a member of the Calabrian organised crime group ...
00:00, 2019-07-09

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs “You can’t cheat death,” wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy....
22:45, 2019-05-21

Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
00:30, 2019-07-19

Merck to Buy Cancer Drug Maker Peloton Therapeutics Merck agreed to acquire cancer drug developer Peloton Therapeutics for $1.05 billion in cash, adding to a list of deals in 2019 by pharmaceutical companies looking to bolster their cancer treatment portfolios....
18:30, 2019-05-21

Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia’s province of Chechnya has paroled a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry. Oyub Titiyev, who led the Chechen office of prominent rights group Memorial, had been in custody since he was arrested in January 2018 on drug p...
19:00, 2019-06-10

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history....
07:45, 2019-06-19

Bonnaroo 2019 day one: Over 100 citations and drug-related arrests Police at Bonnaroo have issued at least 100 citations and made at least four arrests as of day two.        ...
21:30, 2019-06-14

Drug lord El Chapo set to die in jail after getting life sentence Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is likely to die in jail after being sentenced to life plus 30 years for smuggling drugs into the US over a violent, decades-long career....
18:45, 2019-07-17

‘The IAAF will not drug me or stop me being who I am’: Semenya appeals against Cas ruling • South African files appeal to Swiss supreme court• ‘I am a woman and I am a world-class athlete’Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to the federal supreme court of Switzerland challenging the recent ruling against her by the court of arbitration for sport, the double Olympic champion has announced....
21:00, 2019-05-29

New Jersey drug ring had a ‘drive-through window’: feds Authorities have busted 25 people — several connected to the Bloods — for running a massive drug ring in New Jersey where they allegedly pedaled heroin and crack out of a “fast-food-style drive-through window” that was open for businesses 24/7, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Shaheed B...
20:00, 2019-06-18

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial finds that teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by a median of 2 years among high-risk individuals....
19:30, 2019-06-10

Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health....
15:45, 2019-07-12

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally...
13:15, 2019-07-19

Malaysia plans to decriminalize drug use to combat addiction Malaysia’s government plans to drop criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities to battle addiction, but stressed the move is not akin to legalizing narcotics....
23:30, 2019-06-28

How Big Pharma plays games with drug patents and how to combat it Drug companies overcharge in ways that are unique to their industry. America's patent system should reward innovation, not lawyering: Our view       ...
02:30, 2019-07-19

VW Stalled Bond Probe, SEC Says The auto maker dragged out a federal investigation into whether it defrauded U.S. bond investors by omitting details about its efforts to cheat on diesel- emissions tests, according to the SEC....
01:15, 2019-07-09

MH17 downing and probe: What you need to know A Boeing 777 passenger jet was destroyed above Ukraine conflict zone in 2014, with all 298 people on board losing their lives. International investigators blame pro-Russia rebels, and have started naming suspects....
03:15, 2019-07-17

U.S. to Probe France's Digital Tax The U.S. is launching an investigation of France’s planned tax on digital services, marking the first major confrontation as leading economies examine ways to tax the internet economy....
10:45, 2019-07-11

Judge allows community members to weigh in on drug kingpin’s release A judge in Washington, DC, wants the people who live in a formerly drug-ravaged neighborhood to have a say in whether the one-time kingpin who ruled over it should be let out of prison. US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan asked Washington Attorney General Karl Racine to seek the community’s opinion ...
19:15, 2019-06-22

Trump’s Efforts to Rein In Drug Prices Face Setbacks The White House abandoned a plan to drop hidden rebates paid by drug companies to benefit managers, and lost a court case over requiring transparency in drug companies’ TV ads....
00:30, 2019-07-12

Mexican drug cartel operative pleads guilty in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — A high-ranking figure in Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel who answered to now-imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has entered a guilty plea at a Chicago federal court. Guadalupe Fernandez Valencia pleaded guilty during a Wednesday hearing to narcotics traffick...
19:00, 2019-06-27

Drug Lord El Chapo Should Get Life In Prison, Plus 30 Years: Prosecutors US prosecutors said they want the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to spend the rest of his life - plus 30 years - in prison, after he hears from a victim who survived one of his murder......
06:30, 2019-07-12

US authorities seize over $200,000 worth of Bitcoin in suspected drug ring US authorities have seized more than $200,000 worth of Bitcoin after arresting three Boston-based men on charges of conspiring to sell drugs on the dark web. Binh Thanh Le, 22, Steven McCall, 23, and Allante Pires, 22, were each charged with conspiring to make and distribute MDMA, Ketamine, and Xana...
16:15, 2019-06-17

Four Britons arrested in China after drug bust involving foreigners Police in eastern city of Xuzhou detained 19 people including teachers and studentsFour Britons have been arrested in China, according to the British embassy, further escalating tensions between the UK and China.The four Britons were among a group of foreigners arrested in a drugs raid in the city o...
14:45, 2019-07-12

Enforcement of food and drug safety regulations nosedive under Trump Number of ‘warning letters’ sent by FDA has fallen by 33% compared with the most recent equivalent period under ObamaThe US regulator of food and drug safety has seen steep declines in several markers of enforcement under the Trump administration, according to a new analysis in the journal Science.T...
14:30, 2019-07-02

US drugmakers file lawsuit against rule requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. drugmakers on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the companies from disclosing the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements as per a newly proposed government regulation....
22:30, 2019-06-14

Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings Critics of the Philippine president’s deadly anti-drug campaign say a vote by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects is a crucial step toward bringing perpetrators to justice...
14:45, 2019-07-12

Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on Monday....
23:30, 2019-07-01

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against rule requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. drugmakers on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the companies from disclosing the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements as per a newly proposed government regulation....
23:15, 2019-06-14

Drug Crackdown In Northern Kentucky Town Nets Indictments DAYTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say more than 20 people were indicated after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking in a northern Kentucky community. Media outlets report that authorities seized fentanyl, meth, cocaine and more drugs and firearms as part of the crackdown in Dayton. The North...
17:15, 2019-06-22

Columbine survivor, addiction speaker died of drug overdose DENVER (AP) — A Colorado coroner has determined a Columbine massacre survivor and addiction recovery advocate died of a drug overdose. The Denver Post reports the Routt County Coroner’s Office says an autopsy determined the death last month of 37-year-old Austin Eubanks resulted from a heroin ...
02:15, 2019-06-14

Changes to pharmacy benefit manager role could help lower drug costs When Ohio switched its government health coverage program from a fee-for-service model to one of managed care in 2011, it began saving $145 million each year, a new study shows...
05:00, 2019-06-22

Philippine President Blasts "Idiot" Critics As UN Reviews Drug War Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as "idiots" the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands and drawn international......
18:30, 2019-07-12

Drugmakers Sue to Block Federal Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Three pharmaceutical companies sued the federal government to prevent a proposal requiring drug manufacturers include the list price of prescription drugs in television ads....
01:15, 2019-06-15

UPDATE 1-U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements....
02:30, 2019-06-15

How cellphones ruined turf drug dealers and cut the murder rate The increased use of cellphones reduced US homicide rates in the 1990s, according to new research distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The popularity of cellphones undermined the turf-based business model for illegal drug dealing, a co-author of the study suggests. That, in turn,...
04:15, 2019-05-30

GSK signs up gene-editing pioneers in drug discovery alliance British drugmaker GSK said it has struck a research deal with the early pioneers of a prominent gene-editing technology at the University of California, in a boost to its prospects for developing new drugs....
14:45, 2019-06-13

Fast-Track Drug Approval, Designed for Emergencies, Is Now Routine Three-quarters of new drugs get an expedited regulatory review, a process that offers a measure of hope to critically ill patients. It also thrusts families and doctors into a new world of trade-offs, raising questions about the value of drugs with limited track records....
03:15, 2019-07-06

Russia drops drug charges against anti-corruption journalist Russian officials dropped charges against a prominent anti-corruption journalist following an outcry from domestic and international media outlets and press freedom advocates....
22:45, 2019-06-11

Nicky Barnes, New York drug lord known as Mr Untouchable, dead at 78 Barnes had entered the witness protection program and died in 2012 aged 78 – or possibly 79 – according to the New York TimesNicky Barnes, an ostentatious New York City drug lord who was played by Cuba Gooding Jr in the Ridley Scott film American Gangster, is dead. Related: Frank Lucas, the drug lor...
20:15, 2019-06-09

Former Philippine police general defends killing of toddler in drug war A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs shrugged off the killing by police of a three-year-old girl in a sting operation....
14:45, 2019-07-05

'Starving' fungus of iron may treat drug-resistant infection New research in mice finds that repurposing a drug for blood disorders can lower iron levels and thus starve Candida albicans of its essential nutrient....
16:15, 2019-06-05

Japan police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers. Tokyo police said Wednesday seven Chinese men aged 24-40 were arrested this week on suspicion of illegally possessing “la...
13:00, 2019-06-05

FDA approves Lilly's migraine drug as first ever cluster headache treatment Eli Lilly and Co's migraine treatment Emgality on Tuesday became the first drug to gain U.S. approval for decreasing the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, the Food and Drug Administration said https://reut.rs/2QMtzVE....
00:45, 2019-06-05

Health officials approve drug to boost sex drive in women WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health regulators have approved a prescription drug to boost sex drive in women. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d the medication for premenopausal women troubled by a lack of sexual desire. The new drug is a shot that women will have to give themselves. Friday...
21:15, 2019-06-23

879% drug price hike is one of 3,400 in 2019 so far; rate of hikes increasing Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11, 2018: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (R) announced a 'blueprint' for lowering the cost of prescription medication with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House. (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla) Pharmaceutical companies ...
19:45, 2019-07-02

Why Katie Taylor needs VADA drug testing for her future fights Olympic star Katie Taylor is now a undisputed professional champion. But she will require more stringent drug testing for her next fight. John Dennen explains The post Why Katie Taylor needs VADA drug testing for her future fights appeared first on Boxing News....
20:15, 2019-06-18

Gene-silencing drug for rare hereditary disorder approved for NHS use A therapy that uses RNA interference to treat the rare condition hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis has been approved for NHS use in England...
14:45, 2019-07-09

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics....
09:45, 2019-06-07

YouTube engineer injures 8 in drug-fueled rampage: deputies A “delusional” YouTube software engineer attacked four friends — including one he stabbed with a pencil — and rammed a stolen truck into pedestrians in an LSD-fueled rampage that left eight people injured in California, authorities said. Suspect Betai Koffi, 32, of San Francisco was listed in critic...
23:01, 2019-07-08

Drug prices: Colorado's $100 insulin cap draws other states' interest A new law in Colorado capping the price of insulin for insured patients at $100 per month has generated interest in other states because the price of the life-saving drug has spiked, lawmakers said....
08:00, 2019-06-08

Trump promises he will force Big Pharma to lower drug prices President Trump said Friday that he had a plan to force Big Pharma to lower drug costs so that the US would pay no more than the country that currently pays the lowest prices. “We’re going to be announcing something very shortly, a favored nations law,” the president said outside the White House as ...
23:45, 2019-07-05

Trump to sign executive order to lower drug prices The White House is writing an executive order that would reduce what the U.S. pays for drugs so that it's more in line with the lowest price paid elsewhere in the world, Trump told reporters Friday....
22:45, 2019-07-05

Donald Trump says 'favored-nations clause' on drug prices is on its way President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration intends to announce a plan to decrease prescription drug costs based on the lowest price other countries pay....
21:45, 2019-07-05

Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful....
00:45, 2019-06-19

Australia police make record meth drug bust Authorities in Melbourne have seized their biggest ever onshore haul of methamphetamine, the drug commonly known as ice. The drugs were stashed in stereo speakers that had originated in Thailand....
12:30, 2019-06-07

Swiss drugmaker Novartis names new drug division head Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis named Marie-France Tschudin head of its main drugs business after its previous manager, Paul Hudson, was poised to take the CEO position at French drugmaker Sanofi ....
10:15, 2019-06-07

GSK's two-drug HIV Dovato treatment meets main goal in study GlaxoSmithKline Plc's two-drug HIV regimen Dovato was successful in suppressing the AIDS-causing virus in patients over 48 weeks at the same level of a previous three-drug treatment in a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
17:30, 2019-07-10

U.S. drug agency to ask Congress to classify illicit fentanyl like heroin Illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl would be put permanently in the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, under a proposal to be unveiled on Tuesday by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration....
14:30, 2019-06-04

| WATCH: Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine US authorities said they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1bn in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia....
11:45, 2019-06-19

Brazil airman can face drug charges in Spain and at home RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian air force sergeant accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine into Spain while working in support of a trip by President Jair Bolsonaro will be tried in both countries, Brazil’s defense minister said Thursday. Spanish police said the man was arrested Tuesday at ...
02:15, 2019-06-28

Canada will move on new drug price rules in 'very near future': minister Work on the Canadian government's proposal to crack down on patented drug prices is underway and "movement" should come very soon, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Wednesday....
23:15, 2019-06-12

Inside the Elementary School Where Drug Addiction Sets the Curriculum About half of the student body at one Ohio elementary school has witnessed drug use at home. Educators spend time every day teaching the children how to cope....
06:15, 2019-06-13

DA threatens to subpoena Houston police in fatal drug raid HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are accusing Houston police of dragging their feet in the ongoing investigation into a deadly January drug raid that killed a couple and injured five officers. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office in a letter Thursday threatened to issue subpoenas to Houston ...
00:30, 2019-06-21

Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, the latest World Drug Report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed on Wednesday. ...
19:30, 2019-06-27

A deadly, drug-resistant fungus has swept the globe—here’s how it spreads Enlarge / The director of the German National Reference Centre for Invasive Fungus Infections holding a petri dish of the yeast Candida auris in January 2018. (credit: Getty | Nicolas Armer) Patients infected with a deadly, drug-resistant fungus are dripping with the dangerous germ, which pours i...
19:00, 2019-06-27

New head and neck cancer drug could help patients live longer Pembrolizumab with platinum chemotherapy less ‘aggressive’ and extended survival ratesImmunotherapy could help patients with head and neck cancer live longer, new research suggests.The drug pembrolizumab, used in combination with platinum chemotherapy, was found to extend survival among those whose ...
05:45, 2019-06-04

UPDATE 1-U.S. group says Novartis MS drug price out of line with benefit A U.S. group that reviews the value of medicines issued a critical report on Novartis's new multiple sclerosis drug Mayzent, calling its $88,561 list price "far out of line" compared with its benefits for patients....
19:15, 2019-06-21

Trump abandons rule banning prescription drug rebates The White House said Thursday that it was abandoning its proposed rule that would have banned drug price rebates collected by pharmacy benefit managers....
21:45, 2019-07-11

Court Turns Back Lexington Man’s Drug Conviction Over K9 Search FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has agreed with a Lexington man that his drug conviction was based on insufficient evidence. Last year, 28-year-old Domonick Jones entered a conditional Alford plea to charges that resulted from a 2017 traffic stop. During that stop, a dr...
15:45, 2019-06-01

“El Chapo” mother, sisters get US visas to visit drug lord MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has granted the mother of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman a visa so she can visit her son in prison. Consuelo Loera said while sitting in a wheelchair in front of the embassy that she and two daughters were both approved...
18:15, 2019-06-01

Pompeo: Hezbollah using Venezuela drug trafficking to ‘make payroll’ A major Iranian-backed terrorist group is using drug trafficking operations in Venezuela to fund operations in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday....
08:30, 2019-06-12

Enforcer of Philippine drug war defends police killing of toddler A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs shrugged off the killing by police of a 3-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying on Thursday the world was not perfect and "shit happens"....
05:15, 2019-07-05

Police Smash Germany's Biggest Online Drug Market German authorities said Friday they took down the country's largest internet marketplace for narcotics and arrested 11 suspects from Germany, the Netherlands and Poland....
14:15, 2019-06-28

Catalyst Pharma sues FDA over approval of cheaper rival drug Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc, which has come under fire for the high price tag on its rare disease drug, on Wednesday sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to challenge the recent approval of a lower-cost rival drug....
17:45, 2019-06-12

Trump Administration Abandons Plan to Overhaul Drug Rebates The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a move that could turn scrutiny back on how drugmakers themselves set prices. President Donald Trump has made lowering prescription-drug costs a top priority of his administratio...
17:15, 2019-07-11

"Shit Happens": Philippine Drug War Enforcer On Police Killing Of Toddler A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs on Thursday shrugged off the killing by police of a 3-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying the world was......
15:30, 2019-07-04

The Volkswagen Beetle Has Come to an End. The Original Was a Gateway Drug for Weird Cars Once again, the legendary and iconic Volkswagen Beetle has gone out of production. I say once again, because, depending on how you qualify things, this will be the third or fourth time this has happened: first it ended in Germany in 1978, then in Brazil in 1986, where it restarted in 1993, and ended...
20:30, 2019-07-11

"El Chapo" mother, sisters get US visas to visit drug lord The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has granted the mother of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman a visa so she can visit her son in prison....
19:45, 2019-06-01

Health Brands Hims and Hers Flout Facebook’s Rules on Drug Ads Wellness brands Hims and Hers violate Facebook policies by offering prescription drugs in ads. The ads also don't disclose side effects, as required by the FDA....
14:15, 2019-07-01

Iceland criticized Duterte’s drug war, so he accused its people of ‘eating ice’ “What is the problem of Iceland? It’s just ice,” the Philippine president said Friday during a rambling speech in Manila. Despite its name, Iceland is not a land of ice. It is unusually temperate for its position just outside the Arctic Circle....
01:15, 2019-07-13

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle US opioid charges Morris & Dickson, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
05:45, 2019-05-25

Data shows slight drop in US drug overdose deaths Drug overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, according to preliminary data. The drop was due to a decline in deaths from prescription opoid painkillers....
15:00, 2019-07-18

Merck to buy cancer drug developer Peloton for $1.05 billion in cash Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Peloton Therapeutics Inc for $1.05 billion in cash to gain access to the privately held company's renal cancer drug candidate....
14:45, 2019-05-21

Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to $61 billion, U.N. says Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug between $30.3 billion and $61.4 billion....
12:15, 2019-07-18

Newron delays schizophrenia drug trial after FDA raises concerns Swiss-listed drugmaker Newron must delay a trial of its prospective schizophrenia medicine evenamide after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns about central nervous system (CNS) events that have emerged in rats and dogs....
11:30, 2019-05-28

Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors or Drug-Fuelled Madmen? Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions. The meaning of the word originates with the Viking berserkers, the fierce warriors who were known for battling in an uncontrollable, trance-like fury, and ...
17:30, 2019-05-26

NYPD detective gets 2 years for lying about drug-dealing bookie An NYPD detective was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for lying to the feds to protect his sports bookie — who was allegedly dealing drugs while working as a government informant. Saed Rabah, 46, pleaded guilty in December 2018 to one count of obstruction of justice in White Plains federa...
04:01, 2019-05-25

Notable raises $40 million to personalize cancer drug regimens Notable Labs, a California-based provider of personalized drug combination testing for cancer patients, today revealed that it's raised $40 million.Read More...
17:30, 2019-07-16

UPDATE 2-Big drug distributor pays $22 mln to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
22:00, 2019-05-24

Why Shares Of This Bengaluru-Based Drug Maker Plunged Over 8% Today US FDA had inspected Strides Pharma's drug manufacturing facility in Puducherry from January 28 to February 5, 2019 and said that the company was caught trying to dispose quality-control records....
18:15, 2019-07-17

International Drug Dealers Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: President International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists....
17:00, 2019-07-15

Drug laws must be amended to ‘combat racial discrimination’, UN experts say At every stage of the criminal justice system, people of African descent around the world are discriminated against, including death sentencing for drugs-related crimes, United Nations human rights experts said on Thursday, calling on Member States to do more to “combat racial discrimination”....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Parents of slain drug informant to appeal lawsuit dismissal The attorney for the parents of a North Dakota college student found dead after becoming an informant to drug investigators plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit....
18:30, 2019-05-23

Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo By combining three different drugs, researchers may have found a potential alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for an advanced form of bowel cancer....
19:45, 2019-07-15

2,200 inmates to be freed from U.S. jails in accordance with drug offender reform act The measure, known as the First Step Act, gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, with credits that can be used to gain an earlier release....
17:30, 2019-07-13

Just Approved Gene Therapy Drug Is World's Most Expensive At $2.1 Million The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the most expensive drug in the world, a $2.1 million, one-time gene therapy for treatment of a rare disease that afflicts infants....
05:30, 2019-05-25

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
22:45, 2019-05-24

El Chapo: Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison US district judge imposed life sentence plus 30 years on Joaquín Guzmán at hearing in federal Brooklyn courtJoaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States over three decades, was sentenced by...
19:00, 2019-07-17

Gilead, HHS chief announce donation of HIV prevention drug Truvada Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar announced a deal this week for drugmaker Gilead Sciences to donate billions of dollars in HIV prevention drugs over the course of the next decade....
16:15, 2019-05-21

Novartis's older MS drug Gilenya wins Chinese approval Novartis's Gilenya multiple sclerosis drug has won approval in China, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, as the company expands further into the world's most-populous country's growing healthcare sector....
14:30, 2019-07-19

Commentary: We need to make sure new drug cures don't widen income gap for the poor Drugmakers need to make sure there's equitable access to effective therapies and that the destiny of a child with a debilitating disease doesn't turn on which insurance pool they're born into....
16:45, 2019-05-21

Man freed in ‘doppleganger’ case now facing weapons, drug charges KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man who was released from prison and awarded $1 million for his wrongful conviction has been indicted on weapons and drug charges. Federal prosecutors say Richard Jones is charged in a five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a grand jury. He is charged with posse...
02:15, 2019-05-25

WHO drug pricing talks may fail to end secrecy, activists fear Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial costs may be left out, enabling pharmaceutical firms to keep prices high....
19:30, 2019-05-23

El Chapo, the Notorious Drug Kingpin, Has Been Sentenced to Life in Prison in the U.S. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who twice escaped from Mexican prisons, will spend the rest of his life behind bars in the United States. Guzman, 62, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 30 years without the possibility of parole—the mandatory sentence ...
19:45, 2019-07-17

Florida sheriff’s sign says 'This drug house is closed for business’ A Florida sheriff’s office is letting would-be drug buyers that one of the homes where a suspected drug dealer sold his product is “closed for business.”...
17:45, 2019-05-27

| Outcry in Senegal after BBC probe into gas contract Opposition politicians and campaign groups in Senegal have accused the government of secrecy after the BBC reported that a brother of the president had benefited from lucrative dealings in the gas sector....
22:45, 2019-06-04

FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
20:45, 2019-06-03

U.S. Launches Probe of French Digital Tax The U.S. is launching an investigation of France’s planned tax on digital services, marking the first major confrontation as leading economies examine ways to tax the internet economy....
10:00, 2019-07-11

US wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week....
18:30, 2019-06-15

France Presses On With Digital Tax Despite U.S. Probe France’s legislature gave final approval to a new tax on large tech companies, shrugging off the threat posed by a new U.S. trade probe into whether the measure discriminates against American firms....
13:30, 2019-07-11

New probe stirs in Grubhub fee fight Grubhub may soon be getting an unwelcome order — from the federal government. The Small Business Administration — a US agency that guarantees loans to mom-and-pop businesses — is probing how the online delivery giant has charged restaurants thousands of dollars in bogus fees for phone orders that ne...
03:45, 2019-06-28

| MH17 crash probe set to name suspects International investigators are expected to announce charges against several suspects in the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago in an attack which killed all 298 people on board....
11:45, 2019-06-19

KPMG to Pay as Much as $50 Million to Settle SEC Probe KPMG is preparing to pay as much as $50 million to settle civil claims related to the conduct of former partners who learned which of their audits would be subject to surprise regulatory examinations....
04:45, 2019-06-14

US wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week. Tibor Nagy said the deadly crackdown “constituted a 180 d...
15:45, 2019-06-15

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech companies over competition concerns....
19:00, 2019-06-03

The FDA just approved a baby-saving drug that carries an obscene $2.1 million price tag You can’t put a price on life, but that isn’t stopping Swiss drugmaker Novartis from trying. The company just scored approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new treatment that could save the lives of hundreds of babies born in the United States each year. That is, as lo...
19:30, 2019-05-27

U.S. judge strikes Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads A federal judge on Monday dealt a blow to the Trump administration by striking down a new rule that would have forced pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising....
01:45, 2019-07-09

Amarinder Singh Seeks PM Modi's Help To Curb Drug Menace In Punjab Reiterating his demand for a national drugs policy to check the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, an official said on Sunday....
11:30, 2019-06-02

Rodrigo Duterte's drug war is 'large-scale murdering enterprise' says Amnesty New report details systematic killing of poor and calls for UN investigation into crimes against humanityThe president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out a “large-scale murdering enterprise” and should be investigated by the UN for crimes against humanity, according to a new Amnesty ...
08:15, 2019-07-08

Trump team hits home run by balking at its own drug-price plan In deciding today not to change certain rules related to pharmaceutical pricing, the Trump administration deserves great credit for its willingness to reexamine its own assumptions....
22:30, 2019-07-11

Roche wins Japan approval for personalized cancer drug Rozlytrek Swiss drugmaker Roche on Tuesday won approval in Japan for Rozlytrek as the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs pushes ahead in personalized medicines that require a biomarker test to identify prospective patients....
09:15, 2019-06-18

Mexican Drug Lord "El Chapo" Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In Prison Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday......
18:00, 2019-07-17

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis breaks with GOP and signs drug importation bill Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday to allow prescription drug importation into the state, defying GOP orthodoxy to address the high prices of pharmaceuticals....
21:45, 2019-06-11

Mets pitching legend Dwight Gooden arrested on drug charges New York Mets pitching legend Dwight Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for cocaine possession and driving under the influence, according to court documents....
21:00, 2019-07-13

This massive stash of cocaine is just a fraction one of largest drug busts in history Federal officials showed off thousands of pounds of cocaine — which amounted to only a fraction of the drug seized from a ship at a Philadelphia port — inside the city’s US Custom House on Friday. In total, authorities seized 35,000 pounds, or 17 and a half tons, of cocaine worth $1.1 billion in the...
07:15, 2019-06-22

Russia Detains Journalist on Drug Charges, Rattling Media Community The detention of a prominent Russian journalist known for investigating corruption has rattled the media community in the country and highlights the pressure faced by news outlets fighting to preserve their independence....
17:45, 2019-06-09

Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections Few politicians have a backstory like Sandra Torres, winner of the first round in Guatemala's presidential elections earlier this month, but the former first lady is no ordinary candidate....
22:15, 2019-06-27

Staggering drug bust shows traffickers turning to East Coast This week's staggering cocaine bust in Philadelphia is another sign that traffickers are turning to East Coast seaports as a result of increased law enforcement pressure along the country's southwest border....
00:45, 2019-06-20

GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market Doing things one at a time in drug development is not a luxury that GlaxoSmithKline can afford any longer, the head of pharmaceuticals at Britain's largest drugmaker told Reuters....
17:00, 2019-06-17

Honduras president targeted in DEA drug-trafficking and money laundering investigation The President of Honduras has been named as a target in a DEA investigation into drug-trafficking and money laundering, according to US Federal Court documents....
00:00, 2019-06-01

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose (Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows....
02:30, 2019-06-18

Eight charged, 100 dogs seized in massive Florida dogfighting, drug ring Eight people in Florida are facing more than 80 federal charges in connection with a "large-scale" illegal dogfighting ring involving about 100 dogs.        ...
06:00, 2019-06-12

Nancy Pelosi's Drug Price Compromise Is Bad Policy and Worse Politics Mere weeks ago, we brought you the news that progressive House Democrats were joyful that Democratic leadership was not “wedded” to a terrible drug pricing proposal that would appoint an arbitrator to set drug prices. This is what I wrote at the time:...
21:00, 2019-05-24

Drug Overdose Deaths Finally Dropped in 2018, Preliminary Data Say After some promising early indicators, preliminary federal data suggest the number of Americans who died from drug overdoses finally fell in 2018, after years of significant increases. Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statis...
19:30, 2019-07-17

The $2m drug reveals medical research as a casino culture | Kenan Malik Does Zolgensma, a revolutionary one-off treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, really need to cost so much?How much is a life worth? $2.15m? That’s the staggering price of a drug produced by the pharmaceutical giant Novartis that has just come on the market. Zolgensma is a one-off gene therapy treat...
10:15, 2019-05-26

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the wayIt is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a multi-billion dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines being packed into the hulls of sailing boats in the US and...
22:30, 2019-06-23

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov charged with attempted drug dealing A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with attempted drug dealing, his lawyer said Saturday, in a case that has captured headlines and sparked protests in Russia....
19:00, 2019-06-08

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman faces life sentence See ya, Shorty! Infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will appear in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday, where a judge is expected to sentence him to life behind bars. Guzman, 62, whose nickname translates to “shorty,” faces a mandatory minimum sentence of life i...
03:15, 2019-07-17

Drug dogs face an uncertain fate if marijuana is legalized in New York Legalization of marijuana could limit or end the work of hundreds of trained canines. "You have to get all new drug dogs," one former officer said.        ...
02:00, 2019-05-24

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial (Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more, according to results from a mid-stage study presented Sunday....
20:00, 2019-06-09

Michael Gove, a Contender to Succeed Theresa May, Admits to Past Drug Use Mr. Gove said that he had taken illegal drugs “on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago.” He said it should not disqualify him in the leadership race....
12:45, 2019-06-08

Russian anti-corruption journalist detained over alleged drug offenses The Moscow media outlet that employs investigative reporter Ivan Golunov believes he's been framed. Golunov is known for investigations into graft in Russia's capital, and has reportedly received recent death threats....
13:15, 2019-06-08

UPDATE 1-GSK's Dovato suppresses AIDS virus at same levels of 3-drug regimen GlaxoSmithKline Plc's two-drug HIV regimen Dovato was successful in suppressing the AIDS-causing virus in patients for six months at the same level of a previous three-drug treatment in a late-stage study, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
10:15, 2019-07-10

U.S. judge expected to put Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' behind bars for life Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday in what is likely one of the last chapters in a decades-long career....
14:15, 2019-07-17

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," has been transferred to a "Supermax" prison in Colorado where no one has ever escaped, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement on Friday....
23:30, 2019-07-19

Seattle accused of turning blind eye to rise of homelessness, drug dealing Seattle residents blame lax or non-existent enforcement of a host of laws and routine policies as the reason for the rise in homelessness, public drug use in the city....
22:00, 2019-05-24

Man held in David Ortiz shooting charged with drug, weapons offenses A man being held in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting and serious wounding of retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was charged in New Jersey on Thursday with drug and weapons violations in an unrelated case, the U.S. Justice Department said....
00:00, 2019-06-21

Cory Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he’s elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The New Jersey senator’s clemency plan would...
16:15, 2019-06-20

Roche says one-dose Xofluza flu drug as good as older Tamiflu in kids Swiss drugmaker Roche said its new one-dose flu medicine Xofluza was comparable to its 20-year-old drug Tamiflu in reducing the duration of symptoms of the viral disease, citing a study of the drug in children aged one to 12 years old....
11:00, 2019-07-03

Man accused of funding David Ortiz shooting is drug trafficker: reports The man who allegedly footed the $7,800 bill for the failed hit on Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is a convicted drug trafficker, according to local media reports. Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota — who is still at large — was named by prosecutors Monday as the money man behind the June 9 oper...
00:45, 2019-06-19

Russian media, celebrities protest against investigative journalist's drug bust Three of Russia's leading newspapers took the unusual step on Monday of publishing identical front page headlines to protest over what they suspect is the framing of an investigative journalist on drug charges....
18:45, 2019-06-10

Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery to focus on anti-evolution treatments Most people who die of cancer are killed by drug-resistant tumours. Can a new research centre focusing on developing anti-evolution treatments change that?...
15:30, 2019-05-21

Donald Trump Promises To Reduce US Drug Prices To World's Lowest US President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration is working on an executive order to reduce US drug prices to match the lowest in the world....
04:30, 2019-07-06

Trump forced pharma firms to disclose drug prices in TV ads. A judge said no The Trump administration would have forced pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising. But a judge blocked the effort....
06:30, 2019-07-09

Russian Reporter Who Exposed Moscow Graft Faces Drug Charges The police announced the detention of Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist, on drug charges, a method to silence independent voices that critics say is common....
23:30, 2019-06-07

Global opioid users rise amid US drug crisis, UN report says Global use of deadly opioid drugs has risen significantly, a new United Nations report said Wednesday, amid a growing synthetic drug crisis in the United States....
21:01, 2019-06-27

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: 'Nothing to hide' after alleged drug video surfaces Washington Capitals star forward Evgeny Kuznetsov said he has "nothing to hide" after a video surfaced of him sitting next to a table that had a powdery white substance on it....
06:30, 2019-05-29

A generic drug from Argentina offers cystic fibrosis families hope Parents in the UK are banding together to buy a generic cystic fibrosis drug from Argentina because the NHS and a drug manufacturer cannot agree on a price...
17:30, 2019-06-07

U.S. judge strikes down Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads A federal judge on Monday dealt a blow to the Trump administration by striking down a new rule that would have forced pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising....
08:00, 2019-07-09

Bugs in a popular hospital pump may let attackers alter drug dosages Healthcare security firm CyberMDX has discovered two bugs affecting a popular infusion pump, allowing hijackers to remotely access and control it. Homeland Security has disclosed the vulnerabilities in the Alaris Gateway Workstation, a hospital pump......
21:30, 2019-06-14

High fashion: North Macedonia uncovers drug-laced clothes SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in North Macedonia have charged three people with smuggling a suitcase packed with cocaine-laced clothes into the country from Peru. A statement from the prosecutor’s office Tuesday said checks conducted in a laboratory in neighboring Serbia found tha...
21:15, 2019-05-28

U.S. Democratic hopeful Booker proposes clemency for thousands of drug offenders Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker said on Thursday he would consider releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prisons, vowing to use the president's pardon power to address inherent inequality in the justice system....
17:15, 2019-06-20

Russian anti-corruption journalist detained over alleged drug offences The Moscow media outlet investigative reporter Ivan Golunov worked for believe he has been framed. Golunov was known for his investigations into graft in Moscow and had allegedly received death threats recently....
16:45, 2019-06-07

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's problems with trust and privacy remain an obstacle....
21:30, 2019-06-18

Accused David Ortiz shooter indicted on drug charges in New Jersey The bumbling Dominican hitman who allegedly confessed to accidentally shooting baseball legend David Ortiz was indicted in New Jersey Thursday for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine, federal prosecutors said. Accused hitman Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, was also indicted on charges of possessing...
21:00, 2019-06-20

Wetherspoon boss blames 'drug of branding' for Jamie Oliver closures JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has said many of the casual dining sector's recent failures had "thought they were so groovy that the brand would do the work for them"....
03:30, 2019-05-29

Inside Venezuela’s torturous intelligence and drug-running branch SEBIN In October, Fernando Alban –  the councilman of dissident Venezuelan political party Primero Justicia – spoke out against the embattled nation’s leader Nicolas Maduro at the United Nations in New York. On his return to Simon Bolivar International Airport, he was quietly seized by Venezuela's Bolivar...
23:00, 2019-05-21

Study: Deadly skin cancer growth slowed by three-drug therapy A combination of inhibitor drugs that block a form of melanoma known as BRAF V600E may help extend the lives of people with the disease, according to new research....
20:45, 2019-06-06

Some women don't heed warnings of acne drug danger during pregnancy conception (Reuters Health) - It's long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin - marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane - is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred ...
00:15, 2019-07-20

FDA warns companies against claiming an herbal drug can cure opioid addiction The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings to two businesses that are illegally marketing and making "unproven" claims that their products, which contain a drug called kratom, can treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal....
21:15, 2019-06-27

Bayer seeks approval to treat children with blockbuster drug Xarelto Bayer will apply for approval to make its blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto available for treating children, the German company said on Monday, after a study showed strong efficacy and safety in children with thromboembolism....
03:00, 2019-07-09

South Korean Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun sentenced for drug use A local court sentenced Park Yoo-chun, an actor and former member of boy band JYJ, to 10 months in prison on Tuesday, suspended two years, for using an illegal drug....
08:15, 2019-07-02

Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' draws life sentence in US prison While expressing no remorse, Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison....
00:45, 2019-07-18

Sanofi loses German patent case against Amgen over cholesterol drug Germany's highest civil court on Tuesday rejected French drugmaker Sanofi's bid to fend off a legal challenge by U.S. rival Amgen against Sanofi's cholesterol drug Praluent....
20:45, 2019-06-04

"Inhumane": Mexico President On Drug Lord El Chapo's Jail Sentence Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inhumane, while vowing to bring down violence stemming from drug violence by......
07:00, 2019-07-19

El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years....
17:15, 2019-07-17

Feds find ‘El Chapo’-branded drug packages in $5M heroin bust Three alleged drug dealers were busted in the Bronx with $5 million worth of heroin — including packages branded with the name “El Chapo,” officials announced Friday. “The successful investigation announced today disrupted the flow of millions of dollars’ worth of heroin to o...
20:30, 2019-07-19

Honduran anti-graft mission investigates ex-president over drug money Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo is being investigated on suspicion of involvement in laundering illegal drug money as part of a wider probe into his 2010-14 administration, an international anti-corruption mission said on Friday....
04:30, 2019-05-25

Trump administration drug officials clash over how to combat fentanyl copycats Trump administration officials are divided over part of a proposal to crack down on illicit versions of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic painkiller that U.S. President Donald Trump targeted in declaring a national opioid abuse emergency....
18:15, 2019-07-09

Court hearing for 900-pound drug suspect will be held on loading dock A morbidly obese man weighing over 900 pounds is due to face drug charges Tuesday afternoon — in a makeshift courtroom convened on a loading dock. Kenneth Hicks, 48, is scheduled for the unusual hearing at 1:15 p.m. in Virginia because he is confined to bed and cannot “dress himself or be dres...
21:45, 2019-05-21

US judge halts Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., sided with drugmakers Merck & Co, Eli Lilly and Co and Amgen by halting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule from taking effect on Tuesday as planned....
16:15, 2019-07-09

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov arrested in Moscow on drug charges A prominent Russian investigative journalist, known for his reporting on corruption, has been arrested in Moscow, according to the state news agency TASS....
01:01, 2019-06-08

US orders probe into £450 million French tech tax The French government today risked opening a £450 million front in a transatlantic trade war with plans for a tax on tech giants that Britain could soon follow....
13:15, 2019-07-11

UPDATE 2-FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook -WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
20:15, 2019-06-03

Apple dips on news of DoJ antitrust probe Shares of Apple Inc were down nearly 3% in afternoon trading on Mon following a Reuters report that the U.S. Dept of Justice was given jurisdiction to include the iPhone maker as part of broader antitrust probe....
22:15, 2019-06-03

U.S. to probe French plan to tax tech companies U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions....
02:00, 2019-07-11

ITV chiefs summoned by MPs in reality shows probe ITV's bosses have been summoned to gi‎ve evidence to a parliamentary probe into reality television launched in the wake of the death of a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show....
00:15, 2019-06-07

Alphabet shares slide 7% on possible DoJ antitrust probe Alphabet Inc's shares fell as much as 7% on Monday following reports that the U.S. Justice Department may investigate Google for hampering competition....
18:45, 2019-06-03

Any interference in Russia probe is something public has 'right to know about': GOP lawmaker The American people "have every right to know" if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said....
03:30, 2019-05-25

UK's Reckitt Benckiser to pay up to $1.4 billion to end Indivior probe Britain's Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said it would pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. federal investigations into the firm in connection with the sales and marketing of Suboxone Film by its former prescription pharmaceuticals business Indivior....
13:45, 2019-07-11

Reckitt in $1.4bn settlement over US opioid treatment probe Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said it has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to settle US investigations into the sale and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior....
12:30, 2019-07-11

Top tech executives will be asked to testify in U.S. probe Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday....
20:45, 2019-06-04

Trump downplays need for FBI to probe Khashoggi’s death ​President Trump downplayed the need for the FBI to launch an investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi after a United Nations’ report blamed Saudi Arabia for killing the journalist last year in Turkey. ​”​I think it’s been heavily investigated​,” Trump ​told NBC’...
22:15, 2019-06-23

Pakistan Seeks Help From WHO To Probe HIV Outbreak: Report The Pakistan government has sought the help of the World Health organisation (WHO) to probe the recent outbreak of HIV in the country's Sindh province, that has till now affected over 600 people,......
14:15, 2019-05-28

Top tech executives will be asked to testify in US probe Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday....
22:30, 2019-06-05

Probe inconclusive on gov.’s racist yearbook pic An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. (May 22)        ...
22:30, 2019-05-22

Top prosecutors take over probe of German politician slaying BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say federal prosecutors are taking charge of the investigation into the killing of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. Public broadcaster SWR reported Monday that investigators suspect a political motive in the fatal shooting of 65-year-o...
12:30, 2019-06-17

Con Ed to probe cause of electrical failures that darkened Manhattan Con Edison is investigating why thousands of customers lost electricity for several hours in Midtown Manhattan amid calls by government officials to make sure another widespread blackout doesn't cripple the city again....
19:15, 2019-07-14

Renault's HQ searched as part of Ghosn probe French investigators opened a probe earlier this year into whether former Chairman Carlos Ghosn improperly used a Renault sponsorship deal to host his 2016 wedding party at the Chateau de Versailles....
01:00, 2019-07-04

Probe inconclusive on governor’s racist yearbook pic NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm investigating a racist picture of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page says it’s unable to determine whether the governor is in the picture. Investigators on behal...
17:45, 2019-05-22

US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown Top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week...
19:30, 2019-06-15

Scientists still have no idea what that mysterious ‘alien probe’ actually was The bizarre, twisted saga of Oumuamua — the strange object that whizzed through our solar system so fast it wasn’t even spotted until it was already leaving — just got another chapter. A new paper published in Nature Astronomy declares that the object, which puzzled researchers for...
02:00, 2019-07-02

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States....
19:30, 2019-06-16

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation: Xinhua China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States....
12:45, 2019-06-16

Schumer wants FBI to probe FaceApp’s possible Kremlin ties Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday asked the director of the FBI to probe whether data shared on the popular FaceApp software is ending up in the hands of the Russian government or third-party companies with ties to the Kremlin. Schumer penned a letter to Director Christopher Wray, stating that the app...
04:15, 2019-07-18

Congress launches antitrust probe of Big Tech The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. The House Judiciary Committee has announced a sweeping antitrust probe, promising "review of the market power held by giant tech platforms." (June 4)        ...
15:00, 2019-06-06

Former Deutsche Bank co-CEO included in cum-ex probe: paper German prosecutors are probing former Deutsche Bank co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain and 78 other current and former bank officials as part of an investigation into a dividend tax-stripping scheme, German daily Handelsblatt reported on Friday....
17:30, 2019-06-07

The German Tax-Dodge Probe That’s Roiling Banks The investment seemed virtually risk-free, guaranteeing hefty returns after only a short season of trading. By exploiting how Germany once taxed dividend payments, dozens of bankers, brokers and lawyers helped investors snatch billions of euros from the national treasury. A decade later many of them...
14:15, 2019-06-28

Schiff says DOJ will turn over Russia probe docs The chairman of the House intel committee postponed a meeting to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Dept. after the it agreed to turn over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. (May 22)        ...
22:30, 2019-05-22

U.S. inspector general to probe FAA helicopter oversight The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general said on Tuesday it will probe the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of doors-off helicopter operations after a New York crash in March 2018 that killed five people....
23:15, 2019-07-16

Merck CEO sees legal challenge if U.S. adopts drug pricing based on other countries Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted....
01:45, 2019-06-21

‘The IAAF Will Not Drug Me.’ Olympian Caster Semenya Appeals Court’s Testosterone Ruling (JOHANNESBURG) — Caster Semenya has appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion’s lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal T...
00:00, 2019-05-30

U.S. Democratic hopeful Amy Klobuchar proposes drug cost plan aimed at seniors Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own ambitious drug cost plan....
13:15, 2019-07-12

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads The decision, handed down just hours before the rule was set to take effect, came in response to a lawsuit challenging the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services....
04:45, 2019-07-09

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-GSK's Dovato suppresses AIDS virus at same levels of 3-drug regimen GlaxoSmithKline Plc's two-drug HIV regimen Dovato was successful in suppressing the AIDS-causing virus in patients over 48 weeks at the same level of a previous three-drug treatment in a late-stage study, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
15:45, 2019-07-10

Drug cop loses daughter to overdose, builds sober living house in her honor Kevin Simmers locked up drug abusers in western Maryland for years as a narcotics officer for the Hagerstown Police Department. Then, one day, the crisis found a way into his own home....
01:00, 2019-07-04

Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world's most expensive drug ZURICH/NEW YORK - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, and priced the one-time treatment at a record $2.125 million....
22:45, 2019-05-24

Spanish police smash drug ring smuggling cocaine-infused plastic Police in Spain have arrested 12 members of a crime ring which smuggled cocaine-infused plastic products from Colombia before extracting the drug at three specialized laboratories....
17:15, 2019-05-30

Central Park Five detective testifies at drug dealer’s cold case trial A retired NYPD detective known for his involvement in the "Central Park Five" case was also the lead investigator on the 1990 murder of drug dealer Juan Deleon — and testified Monday at the alleged killer’s trial....
09:00, 2019-06-11

Biden healthcare plan would curb drug prices, raise taxes on rich Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, unveiled a healthcare plan on Monday estimated to cost $750 billion and paid for partly by higher tax rates for the wealthy and doubled tax rates on capital gains....
16:45, 2019-07-15

Meet the real-life action hero taking on a Mexican drug cartel Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb removes his AR-15 from the safety guard in his white Silverado pick-up and heads into the brush off a lonely stretch of freeway in search of bad guys — human traffickers and drug smugglers who have made the area around this small desert city a dangerous criminal hub. L...
22:00, 2019-06-29

Colorado became the first state to cap the monthly cost of insulin at $100. Here's why the life-saving drug is so expensive. Colorado became the first state to pass a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin per resident at $100. Type 1 diabetics need insulin to survive. Due to drastic price increases, many diabetics are struggling to afford the lifesaving drug. In the past 15 years, insulin prices have tripled. There a...
23:15, 2019-05-28

Feds seize $1 billion worth of cocaine in massive Philadelphia drug bust Federal authorities discovered 16.5 tons of cocaine on a ship in a Philadelphia port and arrested members of the crew in one of the largest drug busts in the area’s history, authorities said Tuesday. The large haul of coke — with a street value of approximately $1 billion — was seized from a l...
00:45, 2019-06-19

UPDATE 5-Novartis $2 mln gene therapy for rare disorder is world's most expensive drug Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, and priced the one-time treatment at a record $2.125 million....
01:15, 2019-05-25

Legitimate opioid prescriptions increase risk for drug users who doctor shop About one in every 200 people prescribed opioids in 2016 had a family member who sought medications from multiple prescribers and to fill them at multiple pharmacies, a practice known as doctor shopping....
16:15, 2019-05-21