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A Cringeworthy Day on the Stand for Cosby’s Drug Expert

April 20, 2018 |

A toxicology expert brought in by Bill Cosby’s legal team for his sexual assault retrial faced some embarrassing cross-examination questions Thursday, drawing both yawns and wide-eyed looks of disbelief from attendees with what Jezebel deems his “gibberish.” Per ABC News , Maryland toxicologist Dr. Harry Milman was being quizzed in the…

Drug Shows Dramatic Results in Lung Cancer Trial

April 17, 2018 |

For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer, the AP reports. In the study, Merck’s Keytruda, given with chemotherapy, cut in half the risk of dying or having the cancer worsen, compared…

Why Merck Is Betting Big on One Cancer Drug

April 15, 2018 |

Merck is making one of the biggest bets on a single drug in the pharmaceutical industry, a move that is risky but that could, if successful, pay off for the company and cancer patients. US Business


Colombia arrests negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge

April 10, 2018 |

Colombia’s former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Promising Parkinson’s Drug Now Has Critics Worried

April 10, 2018 |

The idea is to help people so desperately ill that they can’t afford to wait for a drug to clear the standard FDA approval process. The agency received permission in 2012 to give certain drugs, those deemed to provide a “breakthrough therapy” for serious illnesses, a speedier route to market….


Sean Penn’s Son, Hopper, Arrested for Drug Possession

April 5, 2018 |

Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s son, Hopper Penn, got busted in Nebraska for drug possession — cops say he and a friend had marijuana, mushrooms and prescription pills. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Hopper and a woman…

Takeda Mulls Bid for Shire to Create Global Drug Titan

March 29, 2018 |

Takeda said it was weighing a bid for rival Shire, a potential deal that would create a global drug giant worth more than $ 80 billion and mark the latest move in an industry brimming with deal activity. US Business

In Philippines, ‘Ludicrous’ Claims From Government in Drug War

March 27, 2018 |

Human rights groups shining a spotlight on mounting deaths in the Philippines’ drug war now have the added chore of denying the government’s claims they’re involved. Following one of the bloodiest weeks in President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs—13 people were killed in a single night, per the Wall…

Report: Prince Had ‘Exceedingly High’ Level of Drug in System

March 27, 2018 |

A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy obtained Monday by the AP shows he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April…

White House Rolls Back Talk of Executing Drug Dealers

March 19, 2018 |

The White House has rolled out the “more nuanced” response to the opioid crisis it promised after President Trump talked about executing drug dealers earlier this month. The revised plan White House officials discussed Sunday still involves the death penalty, but officials say they don’t plan to make trafficking in…