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Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study

Experimental drug that greatly increases levels of "good" cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found.

Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape
Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape

Mexican prosecutors investigating the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman formally placed 22 prison officials in custody over suspicions that the infamous fugitive had inside help.

Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape
Violent weekend leaves 22 dead in northern Mexico
Violent weekend leaves 22 dead in northern Mexico

Authorities found five bodies in Mexico's northern state of Nuevo Leon on Sunday, adding to three days of violence that left 22 people dead in the region.

Violent weekend leaves 22 dead in northern Mexico
Willie Nelson looks back at 'family friend' marijuana
Willie Nelson looks back at 'family friend' marijuana

Days after a brief jail stint in the Bahamas for marijuana possession, Willie Nelson was invited to the White House by Jimmy Carter who thanked the country superstar for his campaign support.

Willie Nelson looks back at 'family friend' marijuana
Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions
Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called for a regional approach to tackle drug trafficking, saying the death penalty would not halt the illegal trade.

Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions
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Trainer of Golovkin's opponent Willie Monroe arrested for drug dealing

Toni Morgan, the trainer of Gennady Golovkin’s opponent Willie Monroe Jr. has been arrested for dealing drugs.

Trainer of Golovkin's opponent Willie Monroe arrested for drug dealing
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Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer

International researchers said they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide may also prevent some kinds of cancers.

Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer
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Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

Drugs used to treat the HIV virus and AIDS could be used to fight against vision loss, a US university study said.

Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss
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Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now

The government of Kazakhstan has announced it would continue the controversial methadone therapy until 2015.

Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now
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Cannabis valley in Kazakhstan to be destroyed with herbicides

Kazakhstan is considering ways to address the problem of cannabis growing in the Chu Valley.

Cannabis valley in Kazakhstan to be destroyed with herbicides
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Methadone should be banned: Kazakh MP

A Member of the Kazakhstan Parliament demanded to urgently ban methadone from being used in Kazakhstan.

Methadone should be banned: Kazakh MP
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Controversial methadone therapy may become nationwide in Kazakhstan by 2016

According to the head of the National Scientific and Practical Center on Medical and Social Problems of Drug Abuse, methadone therapy also known as opioid substitution therapy (OST) may become nationwide in Kazakhstan in 2016.

Controversial methadone therapy may become nationwide in Kazakhstan by 2016
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Kazakh doctors support methodone therapy inspite opposition

Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is back on the agenda in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh doctors support methodone therapy inspite opposition
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Kazakhstani village youth more prone to suicide than city teens

The Prosecutor General’s Office reported higher level of suicides among village teens in comparison to their city peers.

Kazakhstani village youth more prone to suicide than city teens
Japan singer Aska guilty of drug use
Japan singer Aska guilty of drug use

Japanese pop star Aska was convicted on Friday of using illegal drugs in his apartment in Tokyo, and was handed a suspended jail sentence.

Japan singer Aska guilty of drug use
US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales
US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

CVS announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health.

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales
US singer Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge
US singer Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge

Grammy-winning US singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to a charge of giving a woman ecstasy before going back to her hotel.

US singer Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge
Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release
Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release

The head of Colombian drug kingpin P. Escobar's hitmen is set to be released from prison after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister.

Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release
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Mexico launches new police force to fight drug gangs

Mexico launched a new 5,000-member national police force tasked with protecting key sectors of the economy from drug gangs.

Mexico launches new police force to fight drug gangs