‘Want to live longer? Stay in jail,’ Duterte tells drug suspects

Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines leader known for his fiery rants and brutal war on drugs, has made a thinly veiled threat to drug dealers, suggesting they find a way to stay in jail if they want to stay alive. The Philippines president, who came to power on the back of his promise to eradicate a […]

A big drugmaker is backing away from a plan to triple the price of a lifesaving cancer drug after facing a public backlash

Thomson Reuters Drugmaker Pharmacyclics had tripled the cost of a lifesaving cancer blood treatment when it introduced a new version of the pill. The new price tag faced criticism from cancer doctors who were concerned about how this would impact how they dosed patients with the drug.  Last week, Pharmacyclics reversed its decision to take […]

Scientist wants all Canadian kids with cancer to receive genetic test for drug reactions

A scientist who developed a lab test to predict whether children with cancer are susceptible to potentially life-threatening side effects from three chemotherapy drugs is now focusing on five other medications so parents and doctors can discuss safer, personalized treatment.

‘Rambo 5’ Will Bring Back Sylvester Stallone to Take on a Mexican Drug Cartel

Sylvester Stallone may be 71 years old, but that’s not going to stop him from taking on some new enemies in yet another sequel in the Rambo action franchise. Rambo 5 is currently being shopped around by Avi Lerner and his Millennium Films banner at the Cannes Film Market. And rather than passing the torch […]

Hunting El Chapo: How ex-DEA agent took down world’s most wanted drug lord

PH/TIM CLARKE After three years tracking El Chapo, special agent Andrew Hogan got him But they say the eyes are a window on the soul and when I meet his gaze as we shake hands I can tell at once that this is someone who has confronted far bigger challenges than shifting an unlovely semi […]

Giant cell arteritis breakthrough: ‘Astonishing’ new drug on NHS prevents deadly symptoms

TEMPORAL arteritis, or giant cell arteritis, is a life-threatening condition that requires urgent treatment. Steroids have been used to prevent ‘emergency’ symptoms, including strokes and blindness. But, a new “astonishing” drug – available on the NHS from today – has left one patient feeling like “a different woman”.

Trump wants to beef up border security to ‘knock the hell out of the drug flow’ — but it could still miss most of the smuggling

Trump wants to beef up border security to ‘knock the hell out of the drug flow’ — but it could still miss most of the smuggling NOW WATCH: Some of the craziest ways cartels smuggle drugs into America See Also: Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear […]

NDP health critic calls on feds to hold drug companies accountable for fuelling opioid crisis

Don Davies, the NDP health critic and Vancouver-Kingsway MP, formally called on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation into the conduct of opioid manufacturers in Canada and seek compensation for the costs of addiction on Thursday.