French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced the delivery of the first anti-malaria drugs to millions of patients in Africa.
Canada's self-proclaimed "Prince of Pot" returned home , vowing "political revenge" after spending more than four years in a US prison.
Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus.
States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000.
Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract.
Italian Flavio Sidagni, convicted in Kazakhstan for drug distribution, has been released on parole.
Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said.
The son of a former Mexican governor said he will obey an order to testify before prosecutors after a video surfaced of him meeting over beers with a drug baron.
A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges was freed Sunday and quickly returned home to Caracas, authorities said.
Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said
America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.
The US Justice Department announced that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement on security cooperation at the Caspian Sea.
An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said.
One policeman died and three were wounded in an ambush in a Mexican state along the US border that is ravaged by drug cartel violence, officials said.
Around a tonne of heroin has been discovered in a warehouse near Athens and 14 people, most of them members of tanker crew, have been arrested, Greek port police said.
Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested a former employee of the Japanese unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for allegedly manipulating research data to exaggerate the benefits of a popular blood-pressure drug.
An Australian man faces up to 20 years in an Indonesian prison after being arrested with a stash of drugs in his possession, police said.
A prominent Tunisian blogger who accused police of fabricating drugs charges against him walked free from court on Friday after a judge threw out the case.
Japanese scientist presented a research on tissues and bones repair in Astana.
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