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Surprising Monkey Study Could Lead to ‘Functional’ HIV Cure

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 1 – Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn’t make house calls. But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it got the attention of the director of

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Buyers Clubs for Cheaper Drugs Help Fight Hepatitis and HIV

By Ben Hirschler LONDON, Nov 6 – Frustrated by the high price of antiviral drugs, thousands of patients from London to Moscow to Sydney are turning to a new wave of online “buyers clubs” to get cheap generic medicines to cure hepatitis C and protect against HIV infection. While regulators warn that buying drugs online

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El Chapo’s Narco Mafia

What does Mexico’s top drug lord have in common with Michael Corleone and Tony Soprano? More on this story here: http://newsweekme.com/el-chapos-narco… Social Streams

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Actor Jim Carrey Sued for Wrongful Death of Ex-Girlfriend

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20- The husband of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend sued the actor on Monday, accusing him of illegally supplying Cathriona White with prescription drugs that resulted in her death. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by White’s husband, Mark Burton, in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Carrey, 54, of “using his immense wealth and

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New Incentives Needed to Develop Antibiotics to Fight Superbugs

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK, May 29 – Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. American military researchers on Thursday

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Mexican Drug Boss ‘Chapo’ Moved to Jail on U.S. Border

MEXICO CITY, May 7 – Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved on Saturday from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border, a development that appears to bring him closer to extradition to the United States. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was one

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Opioid Medication Found on Prince, At Death Scene

By Brendan O’Brien April 27 – Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend’s estate. CNN reported that the pain-killing substance was found on Prince while the Star

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New Heart Drugs Struggle to Win Sales as Doctors Hold Back

By Ben Hirschler LONDON, April 21- New heart drugs hailed as breakthrough treatments by researchers are struggling to gain traction among prescribing doctors, posing a headache for makers such as Novartis, which reported more weak sales for its Entresto medicine on Thursday. Novartis has touted the novel heart failure drug as a $5 billion-a-year seller

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Decriminalising Cannabis Would Hurt Daesh, Mafia

By Steve Scherer ROME, April 18 – Decriminalising cannabis sales would strike a blow against Daesh militants and Italian mobsters who, according to ongoing investigations, are smuggling hashish together, Italy’s top prosecutor told Reuters. The main smuggling route for North African hash – compressed cannabis resin – now runs from Casablanca, Morocco, through Algeria, Tunisia to

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