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French drugmaker delivers first semi-synthetic malaria drugs

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced the delivery of the first anti-malaria drugs to millions of patients in Africa.

French drugmaker delivers first semi-synthetic malaria drugs
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'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from US prison

Canada's self-proclaimed "Prince of Pot" returned home , vowing "political revenge" after spending more than four years in a US prison.

'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from US prison
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa
Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa

States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000.

Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa
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Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study

Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract.

Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study
Flavio Sidagni before and after his prison term. Photos courtesy of La Republica and Il Post
Italian ex-top manager released on parole from Kazakhstan prison

Italian Flavio Sidagni, convicted in Kazakhstan for drug distribution, has been released on parole.

Italian ex-top manager released on parole from Kazakhstan prison
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Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

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.

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'
Fausto Vallejo. ©Reuters/Leovigildo Gonzalez
Mexico ex-governor's son faces questions over cartel meet

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.

Mexico ex-governor's son faces questions over cartel meet
Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges
Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

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.

Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges
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Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study

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

Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study
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Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

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.

Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours
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FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds

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.

FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds
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Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement on security cooperation at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement
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Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam

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.

Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam
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Mexican police attacked in ambush

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.

Mexican police attacked in ambush
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Greek police seize tonne of heroin, 14 arrested

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.

Greek police seize tonne of heroin, 14 arrested
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Japan prosecutors arrest ex-Novartis employee over data

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.

Japan prosecutors arrest ex-Novartis employee over data
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession

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.

Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed

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.

Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
Dr. Yasuhiko Tabata of the Kyoto University (L) and Dr. Shigeo Katsu,  President of Nazarbayev University (R).
Japanese methods of tissue regeneration in Kazakhstan

Japanese scientist presented a research on tissues and bones repair in Astana.

Japanese methods of tissue regeneration in Kazakhstan